4 Things to Know About Stock, Custom, & Semi-Custom Kitchen CabinetsAugust 23, 2019
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Thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Not sure what questions you should ask or options you should know about? We’re here to help. Here are three things to consider before choosing kitchen cabinets.
- The Difference Between Custom and Semi-Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Custom cabinets offer nearly limitless options in wood types, colors, sizes, and finishing options, and they’re built to your exact specifications. Usually you’ll start with a standard size cabinet and add on the details and features you want. Depending on the level of customization, price, quality, and delivery time can vary widely.
Semi-custom cabinets are available in more styles, features, and options than stock cabinets. This gives you more flexibility and design influence and ensures a tailored fit that’s perfectly personalized for your kitchen. The price for semi-custom cabinets will vary depending on the materials used and the amount of customization you choose to do. However, since customization options are limited, the expense still comes in at significantly lower than fully customized cabinets.
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- Which Material Matches Your Lifestyle & Budget
When it comes to cabinets, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Most of these options are wood or wood-based. If you want to go with all-wood cabinets, you’ll be choosing from either hardwoods or softwoods. Hardwoods include oak, maple, and cherry. Softwoods include evergreens such as cedar, pine, and spruce. Woods have natural color variations that can be enhanced by whatever finish you choose, making your end result quite unique.
Other cabinet material options include plywood, particle board, MDF, and wood veneer. You can even choose laminate. The best thing to do is research the available materials to learn their advantages and disadvantages and decide which option best fits your home, lifestyle, and budget.
- The Variety Of Cabinet Finishing Options
Your cabinets aren’t done until they’re finished! Finishes are a great way to add beauty, depth, and a personal touch to your cabinets. But what finish options are out there, and what styles appeal to you? Popular finishing options include painted, distressed, stained, and aged.
Think about the type of finish that appeals to you and that might look good in your home. Choose something timeless that will age well, and consider how it will impact your kitchen’s design as a whole. Next, choose a finish you like (or two or three) and get samples so that you can see how it works with your other design elements.
You’ll also want to think about hardware for your kitchen cabinets. Knobs and pulls are not only functional, they’re important decorative elements. You can choose from metal, ceramic, wood, or plastic knobs or pulls in a variety of shapes.
How Von Tobel Can Help
“We recently did a complete renovation of our kitchen, including new cabinets, flooring and countertops and went through Von Tobel for essentially everything. We absolutely love the look of the new kitchen and are so happy with they way everything turned out.”—Shannon W.
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