Kitchen Cabinet Options Made Simple.
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We make decisions every day. While some are more difficult than others – deciding what kind of kitchen cabinets suit your style shouldn’t be one of them. By now you’ve probably saved tons of images on Pinterest or Houzz. After browsing kitchens for months you might even have an idea of what you’re looking for.
Let’s start with the basics. Based on your budget you’ll get either stock, semi-custom or custom cabinets. The way your cabinets are manufactured will help determine the timeline and budget for your project.
This is the most affordable of your kitchen cabinet options and also gives you the shortest lead time. For example, if you’re renovating a tenant suite this might be your best option. A shorter timeline means the tenants living space won’t be disrupted for as long. Stock cabinets come in standard sizes with no options for customization because they’re pre-made, or modular. Mass production means you have a limited selection of finishes, styles and woods.
Improvements in technology have come a long way so the quality of stock cabinets have also improved. Particleboard and laminate are durable, affordable materials that offer a high-end look, especially when paired with Thermofoil. The vinyl-wrapped cabinets are easy to keep clean and the coating makes them less susceptible to heat and humidity.