Choosing the Right Cabinet Upgrades

Every kitchen needs the occasional facelift. When you want to change the cabinets, you basically have three options. You can install standard cabinets, get semi-custom cabinetry or purchase custom cabinets. There are benefits and drawbacks to each.

Your standard box cabinets are the least expensive option. You choose from a selection of pre-made standard cabinets, and the contractor can install them. If you have a kitchen that is all right angles, and you don’t have specific preferences in regards to the quality of materials or size, this can be a suitable upgrade for your needs.

The next step up is a semi-custom option. This option starts with a standard base and allows you to make a few adjustments. Depending on the seller, you may be able to upgrade the size, materials or finish. The adjustments can be made relatively quickly, which keeps your installation time on the lower side. One thing to watch out for with semi-custom cabinetry is the price jump. Upgrades can often cost more than you’re expecting, so you want to make sure that you know exactly how much the changes will affect your overall expense.

Custom cabinets are an opportunity to get exactly what you want. Of the three options, they usually cost the most and take the longest to install, but the end result is a new set of cabinets that fit your space perfectly. Your contractor can customize every detail of your cabinets to make sure that you are satisfied with them. For many homeowners, this makes custom cabinetry well worth the extra cost and time.

If you are looking for a way to update your kitchen, changing your cabinets is a good choice. You can increase the amount of storage you have or just change the appearance for a more modern look. Your contractor can help you decide if standard, custom or semi-custom cabinetry is the right choice for you.