Stock Cabinets: Are They The Right Choice For You?
Stock cabinets are becoming the cabinets of choice for not only contractors but also homeowners. Cabinets are usually the highest ticket item when doing a kitchen remodel but they certainly don’t have to be the most expensive. Here is how you remodel your kitchen… on a budget.
So, have you been planning your kitchen remodel and now its time to choose your cabinets? You neither have the time nor the skill to build your own so you will most likely have to purchase them. First you must understand that cabinets come in different categories: namely, ready-to-assemble or stock, semi custom and custom.
Custom cabinets are built to specification and have no limitations. They are totally made from scratch and have a lead time of up to four months. However, once completed the results is nothing short of fine craftsmanship. These cabinets are usually very expensive.
Semi-custom cabinets are cheaper than custom cabinets because their styles are standard. The manufacturer however is able to accommodate special sizes. One can always order extra accessories to customize the kitchen. Lead time usually run about a month less than custom.
Stock cabinets or ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets are the cheapest form of cabinetry and lead time is generally within a few days thus the cabinets of choice for construction projects as well as homeowners wanted to complete a project quickly. They come in standard sizes with varying choices of accessories. Customization is limited but can be solved most times with fillers. Manufacturers are noticing the need for these cabinets and are improving on function and style. One can now find self closing drawers and doors, under mounted full extension glides, dove tail drawers, mitered and slab and shaker style door and also interior storage previously obtained only in custom and semi custom lines.
Stock cabinets can be bought either unassembled (knock down) or assembled. To have them assembled the retailer will charge you about 15% more. You can opt to assemble your cabinets yourself for extra savings. No special expertise is necessary to get the job done.
Save yourself both time and money by selecting stock cabinets for your remodel. Remember it is important that you plan your project and select your cabinets carefully. The outcome will be an inexpensive kitchen with a custom look.
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Auhthor: Coleen Miller.