How to Save On the Price of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

How to Save On the Price of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

If you are remodeling your kitchen, you might wish you could afford custom kitchen cabinets. But the price is prohibitive for many families. Many families decide to remodel or enlarge their kitchens and settle for what they think the budget allows. But you don’t have to settle for less. You can have the beauty of custom cabinets without the paying the high price. I’m going to share the secret with you now.

There are several reasons people choose custom kitchen cabinets. They include:

– Better selection of woods to choose from

– Special cabinet sizes

– Customize for special needs

– Special accessibility options

– Special organizational features

– Special height

– Special door styles

Most home improvement stores only stock a small number of woods or wood finishes. They probably would not carry cherry or walnut. Most kitchen designs have left-over spaces where you need some custom design. It might be that you have an extra three inches beside the stove, or you have an extra six inches in a corner. You might also want a base unit with deeper drawers than you can get in standard sizes.

Many families today want the special features they can often get only with custom kitchen cabinets, like refrigerated drawers, glass doors, specialty racks, or spinners to make it easier to reach things stored in the back of a cabinet. Some families also want their base cabinets to be either an inch or two higher or lower because they are shorter or taller than average. Some families also need customized work areas so someone in a wheelchair can work in the kitchen. Some want customization so they can do something unique with moldings, soffits, cabinet doors and corners to make their kitchen special.

The good news is that homeowners can have many of the features of custom cabinets at a fraction of the price by working with a good cabinetmaker. A good cabinetmaker can install the cabinets you need by installing stock size cabinets wherever possible. When a special size is needed, he can alter a stock cabinet to fit the space and the need. Your cabinetmaker can also help you find or install the organizational or accessibility features you want. And if you want a specialty cabinet, he can modify a stock cabinet to do the job for a fraction of the cost of custom cabinets.

What might be the best-kept secret in remodeling is the price. For a fraction of the price, a cabinetmaker can work with stock cabinets to meet nearly every specification you have for your new kitchen cabinets. What is more, a cabinetmaker with a good supplier can do the job for about 40% of the price of buying stock cabinets from a home improvement store. You can buy stock cabinets and everyone will think you spent several thousand dollars more for your spectacular new kitchen.




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