Choosing cabinets for a new home, or kitchen remodel can be a daunting process. There are so many decisions to be made with so many options to choose from that making a decision can be difficult. You have to find a style you like in a configuration that matches the environment of your home. While we can’t make the decision for you, we can give you some insight that might help make the process a little easier.
Kitchen cabinets generally fall into one of three categories. These options are stock, semi-custom and custom kitchen cabinets.
Stock cabinets are often the cheapest option and are therefore chosen by many homeowners who are building on a budget. These are generally the readymade, pre-manufactured models that are carried by most big-box retailers. They’re sold in pre-configured units, with no option for customization. While they may be cheaper, they tend to limit your options as far as materials, size, shape, and color, limiting you to what’s available in the store. The construction is usually less sturdy than custom options and may need repair or replacement quicker than expected.
Semi-Custom cabinets aren’t much different from stock cabinet options. They come with a few extra choices as far as details concern but feature the same limitations regarding construction as their ready-made counterparts. With semi-custom cabinets, you’ll be able to change a few dimensions and minor details, but will still be limited in the larger points of construction such as materials, colors, shapes, and size. It’s a better option for some than stock cabinets, but still leaves a lot to be desired by those seeking something truly unique.
Custom kitchen cabinets are the premier choice for the truly discerning buyer who knows what they want and will not settle for second best. These cabinets are built to your exact specifications and take into account your needs and wants concerning materials, colors, shapes, and sizes. The buyer can make all the decisions and is consulted throughout every stage of the process, ensuring that the completed project exceeds expectations. Custom kitchen cabinets are labor-intensive and take a few weeks or months to design, build and install. Custom kitchen cabinets are created through the work of skilled carpenters who have honed their skills to perfection, allowing you to benefit from their experience and expertise. These are truly the cabinets for the homeowner who can’t afford less than the very best. Your finished cabinets will be the focal point of your kitchen which will become the centerpiece of your home.
While we specialize in custom kitchen cabinets, we also have semi-custom and stock options available for those who are seeking quality craftsmanship at a discount. We can cater to any preference and can alter our designs to match the overall theme of your home. This is the real benefit of custom kitchen cabinets as it allows you to better transform a house into a home.
If you’d like to learn more about custom kitchen cabinets or the many other options that are available, contact our offices in Los Altos, CA to schedule a consultation. We’ve worked helped hundreds of clients with a broad array of tastes and styles and are confident we have a solution that’s right for your needs. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you.