Are Custom Kitchen Cabinets Worth The Extra Cost?

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Are Custom Kitchen Cabinets Worth The Extra Cost?

26 April 2022
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have decided to remodel your kitchen, one big decision you'll have to make is the kind of cabinetry to go with. Typically, cabinets come in a wide variety of materials, styles, designs, and finishes, making this decision incredibly challenging. However, one proven way to get the results you're looking for is to opt for custom kitchen cabinets. These are typically built on-site, so everything is customized according to your needs and preferences. 

However, considering the additional labor involved in making custom cabinets, they may cost higher than stock cabinets. Here are four reasons why they are worth the extra cost. 

Quality Artistry

High craftsmanship is involved in making custom cabinets. Apart from using top-quality materials, remodeling contractors utilize their expertise and experience to create unique, aesthetically-appealing cabinets. 

Moreover, since they may be built on-site, they are able to serve your specific needs. You don't have to strain when getting items out of the cabinets, as the contractors will consider your height and design cabinets with the right adjustment. You can also add luxury features, such as soft-close hinges to reduce noise when the cabinets are closing or soft-close glides to reduce the closing speed. 

Maximize Kitchen Storage

Stock cabinets provide common space for different kitchen layouts since they are pre-assembled at the manufacturing site. Unfortunately, what has worked for other kitchens may not work for yours as the spaces and needs may differ. 

With custom kitchen cabinets, your kitchen requirements determine the cabinet space needed. If you're looking for different storage spaces for your items, you can add extra features such as drawers to complement your cabinets. You also choose the number and size of cabinets to install, depending on the architecture of your kitchen. 

You Have More Options

When you opt for stock cabinets, you're letting someone else decide on the material, style, design, and color of your new cabinets. You don't have many options. But when you choose custom cabinets, you're in complete control of the situation and with a wide range of options, including:

  • Different wood types, including more exotic species
  • How the wood is milled or cut (plain, rift, quarter) for customized grain patterns
  • Innovative storage options
  • Personalized workspace for baking, or food prep 
  • Precise dimensions for unique kitchen layouts

Increase Your Home's Value

Custom cabinets significantly boost your home's value. You may even recoup some installation costs if you decide to sell your home. Moreover, potential buyers will notice your beautiful, high-quality cabinets and may be more willing to close a sale.