Custom Cabinets vs. Pre-made Cabinets
I find the two main deciding factors on whether or not to use “custom” or “stock” cabinets are “time” and “money”. Stock cabinets can be quite affordable and readily available at your local home center.
However, you really do get what you pay for and modifications to stock cabinets are nearly impossible. For the home owner who is looking to do a fast and affordable kitchen I would recommend using stock cabinets.
Custom cabinets require much more time which equals much more cost. Typically speaking you can expect to spend from 250 dollars to 1000 dollars per lineal foot of cabinetry. The time to design, fabricate and install usually runs between 6 to 10 weeks. Although this seems like a lot of money and time again here you really do get what you pay for and the fit and finish of the custom cabinetry will make the cost much easier to swallow. As far as time with custom cabinets, if planned correctly, there is no delay from the time your walls are finished to the time your cabinets are installed.
At RWT Design & Construction we are here 6 days a week and more than willing to consult you on your custom or stock cabinetry needs. Feel free to call me personally at 818-841-8600.
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