Remodeling With Stock Cabinets
If you’re thinking of getting your kitchen remodeled, one of the areas that you’ll focus some of your budget on is the cabinets. This is especially true if you’re not very happy with your current configuration and you’d like to switch things up by getting some new kitchen cabinets. One of the first questions you’ll need to ask yourself when you look at new cabinets is what kind you want to go with? You have three choices, but today, we’re going to look primarily at stock kitchen cabinets.
What Are Stock Kitchen Cabinets?
Stock kitchen cabinets are pre-measured, prefabricated cabinets are already sized and ready to go. They differ from semi-custom and customized kitchen cabinets in that those other choices can involve different sizes, whereas stock cabinets come in standard sizes, such as 12” deep and 36” tall upper cabinets. You’ll have a range of different depths and heights to choose from.
The big differentiator here is the size selection. When you talk to your remodelers, you’ll have a fixed range for the available selection of sizes. You can’t ask for an extra half-inch, the sizes have already been pre-determined and followed in manufacturing.
One of the most compelling arguments for why to go with stock kitchen cabinets is cost. Thanks to the fact that these cabinets are made at a standardized size, in factories, they benefit from the economy of scale in manufacturing, and that means you benefit from lower costs.
A semi-customized kitchen cabinet costs more than a stock kitchen cabinet, and a fully-customized set of cabinets cost much more. If the price is no object, and you want your cabinets exactly the way you want them, you must be prepared for a significant hit to the wallet. However, if you’re fine with standard sizes, you’ll be able to save a lot of money on what could be an otherwise very expensive kitchen remodeling.
You Still Get Choice
Just because the word “stock” is used when referring to these kitchen cabinets, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have much choice. In addition to a range of different fixed sizes, stock kitchen cabinets come in a variety of different configurations, colors and looks.
This also means that you’ll get the protection of a warranty that will give you coverage for a few years. And of course, because these cabinets are standardized, that means that they are designed to be compatible with your appliances. So if you’re choosing stock kitchen cabinets and countertops, for example, you don’t have to worry that somehow there won’t be any way to accommodate a new dishwasher.
Always Go With The Pros
While it’s possible to look over stock cabinets and then try installing them yourself, you may not be happy with the final results, especially if you don’t have much experience in this area. For the best results, and something that will add value to your home as an investment, it’s always better to get work done by professionals. That way, you get the kitchen you want at the quality you deserve.