If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, you can make this process easier by starting with your focus on choosing new kitchen cabinets. The reason kitchen cabinets play such a major role in the remodeling process is not only are they one of the most visible elements of your kitchen, but they can also have a big impact on the way your kitchen is laid out. As you start looking at all the different options that are available, one of the questions that will likely pop up in your mind is whether you should choose stock or Custom kitchen cabinets for your project.
As you’ve probably already seen from the research you’ve done, the main reason that stock cabinets appeal to some homeowners is because they cost less than custom ones. For homeowners who are concerned about the budget of their remodeling project, this initially seems like a good way to keep it as low as possible. While there’s no denying that you will pay less for stock kitchen cabinets, only taking that factor into consideration is a shortsighted approach to this issue.
It’s not a mistake that stock cabinets cost less than custom kitchen cabinets. The main reason that companies are able to offer stock cabinets for a lower price is because they mass-produce them. This is a problem homeowners for two main reasons. Not only does it mean that there’s a very limited number of options available, but it also means that these cabinets are made from lower quality materials than custom ones. If you decided to go with stock cabinets, it would mean you’d have to settle for one of the options that are available. While this may not seem that bad at first, it means that if there’s a certain layout or functionality you want to achieve in your kitchen, you’re far less likely to be able to do it when you’re constrained by limited number of options. But because custom cabinets can be built to whatever specifications you need, you can get the layout and other functionality you truly want for your upgraded kitchen.
The other issue with the fact that stock cabinets are made from lower quality materials is they won’t last for nearly as long as custom options. Since custom cabinets are made from real wood, you won’t have to have any concerns about their longevity. But with stock ones, not only is there a good chance you will have to deal with repairs while you’re still living in your home, but when the time comes for you to sell your home, stock cabinets won’t have anywhere near the positive impact on the value of your home as custom ones will.
While there are some parts of a remodeling project when it makes sense to go with a cheaper option, cabinet simply aren’t one of them. By paying a little higher price for custom cabinets, you will get a much better value.
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