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Kitchen Cabinets - A Cost and
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Kitchen cabinets are an important aspect of kitchen
remodeling. Cabinets are one of the first things you see when you
walk into a kitchen and they are also the hardest element to remove
or change. As with any home improvement project, when it comes to
kitchen cabinets, budget is usually the first thing that needs to be
considered. What many homeowners do not know is that you can be in
charge of what your kitchen cabinets cost if you know how kitchens
Kitchen cabinets are divided into three separate categories based on
the type of production methods used to make the cabinets. The
categories include; stock, semi-custom, and custom. The cost of your
cabinets depends on which type of cabinet you decide to go with;
however, it is a false assumption that the categories represent a
certain level of quality. Both fine and poor quality is available
with each type.
Stock cabinets are popular because they are low in cost and readily
available. “Stock” basically stands for your standard,
pre-assembled, mass produced cabinet. With stock cabinets, only
certain sizes are available and a very limited amount of
modifications can be made.
Semi-custom cabinets are sold on the idea that homeowners can
achieve the same look as a custom cabinet at a much lower price.
They are the middle ground between stock and custom cabinets because
they offer a greater flexibility in the design process. Simple
modifications can be made to this type of cabinet, as well as more
trim and molding options.
Custom cabinets are built to individual specifications. Although
custom cabinets are sold at the highest cost, they offer an
unlimited variety of design, size, style, materials, colors,
finishes and features.
Aside from the three types of cabinets, there are other factors
contributing to the overall cost of your kitchen cabinets. Below is
a list of factors to consider, listed in order of cost.
• Methods and Materials used in Cabinet Constructions.
• Kitchen Layout
• Style of Cabinet Door
• Type of Finish
• Type of Material Used
If you take all of these factors into consideration before selecting
your cabinets, you will be able to take charge of the amount of
money you invest, while still getting the quality that you most