If you’re considering a kitchen remodel or renovation, then you’re likely also contemplating purchasing new cabinetry. However, often one of the first questions homeowners have is whether or not custom cabinets are worth the additional cost.
The answer to this isn’t a yes or no, mainly because everyone’s situation is a little different, especially regarding budget, style, and basic requirements in regards to cabinetry. However, to help you make this decision, we can discuss the pros and cons of custom cabinets, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this blog post.
Custom cabinets are created to your exact specifications
For starters, this is likely an obvious point, but custom cabinets are created to your exact specifications. For instance, unlike regular cabinets that may not quite fit, leaving odd gaps or spaces in your kitchen, custom cabinetry provides an optimal fit, making your kitchen look better while also enabling you to maximize your entire footprint.
Also, you can add different components and features, whether additional drawers, soft closing hinges, or larger cupboard space.
Despite the obvious customization, the benefits of this come at a cost. You can expect to pay significantly more for custom cabinets as opposed to regular cabinets. Therefore, if you do not currently own your home (or are not prepared to settle down in one location), then custom cabinetry may not be the best choice right now.
Construction can sometimes time weeks or even months
Following on from our previous point regarding price, a custom job can also take much longer to manufacture, sometimes weeks, but usually months. If you’re already mid-renovation or perhaps just the impatient type, then either consider organizing this well ahead of schedule (factoring in potential delays) or alternatively, perhaps consider regular cabinets if this is also appealing to you.
Match the existing interior of your home
Finally, when it comes to custom cabinets, you can design these to match the interior of your kitchen and the rest of your home. For those with dream home aspirations, then custom cabinets are a must – the icing on the cake, so to say.
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