Stock Cabinets: Why You Should Buy Them

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Stock cabinets are simply not what they used to be. Purchasing stock cabinets used to mean receiving the bare minimum. Now, purchasing stock cabinets means…. that you can get a sophisticated, custom-made look without the cost.

Before you decide what kind of cabinets to purchase, take the time to understand how stock cabinets work as well as the options available to you when purchasing them.

Production & Construction

Cabinets can be ordered RTA (ready-to-assemble) or assembled. For convenience, stock cabinets are produced in standard sizes.

Width: Cabinets start at a width of 9” and increase by 3” increments to 48” inches.

Depth: Wall cabinets have a standard depth of 12” while base cabinets have a standard depth of 24”.

Height: Wall cabinets increase in 3” increments from 12” to 42”, but sometimes do not include heights of 21” and 27”. All base cabinets are 34 ¼” high.

In order to make up for any space left between cabinets and appliances, adjustable fillers are used. Fillers come in 3” and 6”, and can be cut to the size of the space needed to be filled.

Wood Types: When ordering stock cabinets, there are several wood types to choose from. Bamboo, Birch, Cherry, Maple, and Oak are most common.

Finishes: Various stains ranging from light to dark are available.

Design Options

There are many design options available to help you create the kitchen that you desire, while leaving some money in your wallet.

Styles: The style of your cabinet will dictate the overall look of your kitchen. Stock cabinets offer a range of styles to fit the look you want to achieve. A contemporary-style kitchen evokes clean lines, and includes materials such as stainless steel, glass and chrome. The shaker cabinet style allows for simplicity and gives you more freedom to design your kitchen the way you’d like. Choosing the right cabinets and accessories while help to create the style that you seek.

Accessories: Glass doors, wine racks, spice boxes, plate holders, appliance garages, and moldings allow for the luxurious look that you want. Adding the right accessories will greatly enhance the look of your kitchen. Most stock cabinet manufacturers now offer matching accessories for the wood type, finish, and style of the cabinets you purchase.


  • Dovetail Drawers: The interlocking corners of dovetail drawers allow for a sturdier construction. Dovetail Drawers often come standard or are available as an upgrade in the best stock lines.  
  • Full-Extension Drawers: Full-extension drawers give you more space to store your utensils or other kitchen accessories.
  • Soft-Close Drawers & Doors: If you’re concerned about the slamming noise that cabinet doors and drawers often make, soft-close options are available.
  • Adjustable Shelves: You have the option to adjust the shelves in your cabinets in order to optimize your space.

Why Should I Buy Stock Cabinets?

If you’re looking to remodel your kitchen but don’t have much free time or money to spend, stock cabinets are your best bet.

More for Less: Purchasing stock cabinets for your kitchen allows you to have a luxurious look without breaking the bank.

Fast Shipping: Standard sizes and efficient production allow you to have your cabinets in no time. Cabinets are generally received one week after the order is placed.

Good Quality Guaranteed: Many cabinet manufacturers are now receiving KCMA Certification for their cabinetry, which guarantees that you will be receiving a quality product.

Warranty: Most cabinet manufacturers offer a 1 to 5-yr warranty on cabinets, ensuring that you’ll receive a replacement if damage occurs.


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