Custom Cabinets vs. Stock Cabinets

Cabinets are all over your home:  Kitchen, bathroom, garage, bedrooms, etc. We walk past them every day, we, use them, lean on them, sit on them but really never take into account their significance.

There are a couple of different options you have for replacing your cabinets. Stock cabinets cost substantially less than custom cabinets and are ideal for homes with basic shaped kitchens. They are often easy to pick out, and have delivered and installed all in a matter of a single day. Many stock cabinets can come in authentic and synthetic styles with interchangeable door styles that meet semi customized standards.

On the flip side, stock cabinets also carry a stigma of perceived lower quality craftsmanship, wood grade and a general difficulty in assembly. Just like any investment, the return on investment will be a direct result of the quality that you put in.

Another option is custom cabinets. Custom cabinets are ideal for those with a larger budget to spend and provide 100% customization abilities. Where stock cabinets have a very short turnaround time from purchase to installation, custom cabinets could take up to 60 days to be built and installed. If you have the time to wait for such cabinets, the craftsmanship and hand finish to the cabinets is a lasting quality that far surpasses those of stock cabinets. With custom cabinets, you will be able to have personal preferences built into the cabinets such as a wine cooler, sink space, sliding doors, or any kind of creative element you would like to add.

Another deciding factor in the process of choosing your style of cabinets will be the craftsmanship of the home. If you have a smaller home or one that turns and twists from odd spaces, your options would be very limited with stock cabinets. Whereas stock cabinets are built to predictable dimensions, custom cabinets can be built to accommodate the size and style of your home.

By region, kitchen remodels have a high ROI all over, ranking at least in the top three.  Your investment into your home improvements will be a direct result of what is attained from the finished product.