Those looking to remodel their home might be wondering whether to go with custom cabinets. The other option – standard ones that you can buy in a store. These cabinets could be for a kitchen, bathroom, or even mudroom remodel. Either option will look great in any space. In addition, you can find workable styles either way. Both give you what you need in your newly remodeled room. So, what is the difference?
You Pay What They’re Worth
The most obvious difference is cost. Stock or semi-custom cabinets will cost less than custom cabinets due to the nature of the work. When a stock or semi-custom option is purchased, the buyer brings home something that many other people have that was likely created in a factory on a line.
On the other hand, custom options will have the carpenter come to your home, create sketches, brainstorm, and create something just for you with their own hands or with the help of a team. That fact leads us to a few of the reasons that custom cabinets are worth the extra money when remodeling a home.
The most obvious positive for a custom cabinet will be the ability to customize them to fit your look. You can use any wood, style, finish possible when going custom. However, if you choose to get stock or semi-custom you are offered specific styles, woods, and finishes. Going stock limits your ability to get the look you were going for.
No Wasted Space
In the same way that a one-size-fits-all shirt only fits some, a stock cabinet just wasn’t made for all spaces. In general, the stock option can give you up to 36” in height. A custom option can give you whatever size cabinet that you want. Tailor your kitchen, bathroom, or any room’s storage to your needs, not the other way around.
Though you do have the option to purchase high-end stock cabinetry, nothing compares to custom work. Rather than looking like a made-to-order kitchen, your space can look like a usable work of art. In addition, handcrafted cabinets can last for decades longer than store bought and man-made wood cabinets.
If you’re looking to remodel your home and help the earth, then custom cabinets can give you the option to get local non-toxic, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable wood. If you choose stock, all those features are left up to chance, and chances are many of them will not be there. In addition, a custom worker can give you options like reclaimed or salvaged wood as well as wood that has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
If you are looking to remodel your home and need help on getting started or coming up with ideas, Wiltrack would love to help you along your path. We build custom homes, additions, and renovations through a design-build process that allows you to get what you need where you need it most. We can help you take an old kitchen to the modern kitchen of your dreams.