Kitchen cabinets have one job to do in your kitchen and that is to hold your dishes, glasses, and pots and pans. As long as they can do that, you are all set, right? That depends entirely on the way you use your kitchen. You need extra cabinet spaces if you use your small appliances on a regular basis, for example. But for today, we’re going to talk about stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinetry for your newly remodeled kitchen.
Stock cabinets are perfect if you have a lower budget, because these cabinets are priced low and already made. However, you must keep in mind that these cabinets are only available in certain sizes and in limited colors and styles. Parts of these cabinets are often made from lower quality materials like particleboard, so they will not last forever, like higher quality cabinets.
Semi-custom cabinets are made with plywood, so they are a little sturdier than stock cabinets. These cabinets are also available in more sizes, styles, and colors. Plus, they can be customized with additional moldings, slides, and unique shelving configurations. Of course, all this comes with a higher price tag.
Custom cabinets can be made in any size, out of any material, and in any style, that you want. You can have your cabinets specifically built around your appliances, add molding, hardware, inset doors, or use any other unique material that is not normally available on other cabinets. These are the most expensive cabinets that you can purchase, due to all the custom options. The other downside to these cabinets is that they can take weeks or months to build. That means that you will need to have these ordered well in advance of the start of your renovations.
Kitchen Remodeling in the Pittsburgh Area
Your budget will help determine the type of cabinets you install in your newly remodeled kitchen. However, there are times when you may want to install stock cabinets, but will need to choose semi-custom or custom for one or two, due to the size that you need. Kitchens can be finicky when it comes to space and what will fit where. There are always those spaces that have odd shapes and they never fit those stock cabinet sizes.
Your contractor can always help you out if you are having trouble deciding which cabinets are best for your new kitchen or if you need to choose certain ones to stay within your budget. Call us to discuss kitchen remodeling with us in the greater Pittsburgh area. We’ll schedule an onsite consultation and help you choose the best types of cabinets for your kitchen.