When renovating a kitchen or designing one from scratch, there are two key considerations: the kitchen must be functional, and it should be visually appealing and representative of the homeowner’s style. That means every feature requires careful deliberation, from the backsplash and countertops, to the cabinets and drawer pulls.
Cabinets are uniquely positioned to deliver on function and style. When it comes to choosing cabinets for your dream kitchen, you might be leaning toward fully custom cabinets. However, don’t discount semi-custom kitchen cabinets. Here highlight five key advantages of semi-custom cabinets.
Stay within budget without sacrificing style
Any homeowner appreciates saving a few dollars on their renovation project. Semi-custom cabinets often fall somewhere mid-range when it comes to price. While semi-custom cabinets may be pricier than stock alternatives, stock cabinets are only available in predetermined sizes.
With semi-custom cabinets, you have more control over pricing. Depending on the materials, door styles, and design you choose, you can easily end up with cabinets that meet your aesthetic, functionality and budget requirements.
Choose a door style that meets your ideal aesthetic
With semi-custom cabinets, you typically still have choice over the door style, and a variety of options to choose from. While it may sound insignificant, choosing one cabinet door style over another can dramatically change the look and feel of your kitchen. Your options may range from flat, shaker-style, glass front, or raised panel cabinet doors. Each of these door styles will lend a unique aesthetic to your kitchen.
Alter to meet required dimensions and storage needs
Unlike stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets can be altered to meet necessary dimensions. This means that semi-custom provides you with the opportunity to build in some of the functionality you seek. Need deeper or higher shelving to accommodate pots and pans? Or, want to include some unique storage solutions? Not a problem! Most semi-custom kitchen cabinets can still be altered to meet these specifications, so that you don’t have to compromise functionality.
Experience a simpler design process
While having the freedom to customize every detail of your cabinets is fantastic, for some, having too many options can be overwhelming, and add more stress to your renovation project. Stock cabinets, on the other hand, can create stress in the opposite way; a lack of options may make some homeowners feel as though they are compromising on their vision.
Semi-custom cabinets offer most homeowners just the right amount of choice. Once you’ve determined the dimensions and selected the style from the available options, all you have to focus on is choosing the aesthetic customizations.
Get beautiful cabinets that add value to your home
If you have an urgent renovation project that needs completing, stock cabinets will get you there quickly and more affordably. However, they are less favorable to buyers if you plan to sell. On the other hand, if you’ve settled on your forever home and have more time and budget to work with, fully-custom cabinets may be the solution for you.
With semi-custom kitchen cabinets, you get the best of both worlds. They’re manufactured with quality materials, and designed to meet your aesthetic, storage and budgetary needs. They represent a quality investment that will last for years to come. Choosing semi-custom cabinets will add value to your home from the moment they are installed, and are a more appealing selling point should you decide to move.
As you plan for a kitchen renovation, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is your choice of cabinets. And when it comes to making that choice, be sure to explore your options for semi-custom cabinets. Check out Builders Cabinet Supply for a variety of kitchen and bathroom cabinet solutions for your home, and reach out to our experienced team for help with any questions.
This post has originally been featured in Residence Style.