Did you know that there are only three (3) different types of cabinets you can put in your kitchen and or bathroom? We’re not talking about styles of cabinets. There are actually a great deal of styles to choose from. However, when it comes to types of cabinets you only have the choice between stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and custom cabinets. So, what are the differences between the three? The following information will provide you with the answers. First and foremost, stock cabinets are the most basic type of product and are typically the least expensive.
Although stock cabinets are good for homeowners who are on a tight budget, they have a very limited number of colors, designs, sizes and styles in which to choose from. In essence, stock cabinets usually work the best in standard kitchens because they are not statement pieces. In addition, stock cabinets are not as sturdy or durable because they’re typically manufactured with less expensive materials instead of hardwood. However, stock cabinets are usually in stock at most kitchen showrooms, which means they have the least amount of lead/order time.
They can usually be ordered and installed within a week or so. Semi-custom cabinets are a step up from stock cabinets. The good news is that they give you the opportunity to personalize a few of the design and function elements without costing a fortune. Compared to stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets have many more choices regarding the color, design, style and size of the units. They’re also made with higher quality materials, which means they’re durable and will last for many years.
Although they’re more expensive when compared to stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets offer homeowners with less choices than custom cabinets. Speaking of which, custom cabinets are the best choice if you can fit them in the budget. With custom cabinets, you can have the exact design that you want that’s completely unique to your home. In essence, custom cabinets are like hand crafted pieces of furniture. They make a statement and set the tone for your entire kitchen. The design choices are literally endless.
You can choose the exact design, color, size, style and materials. Custom cabinets enhance and fit perfectly with any kitchen design. They are handmade with the highest quality materials including solid and exotic woods. However, you’ll need to pay a lot more money for the customization and quality that custom cabinets have to offer. You also need to keep in mind that it can take a month or longer to build custom cabinets. That means you should order them during the design phase. Otherwise, the construction process can be held up.
For more information about the three (3) different types of cabinets you can put in your home, or questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.