In order to have your new kitchen looking great, being super easy to use and navigate around, and fit within your family’s lifestyle and budget, you should be careful when choosing your new kitchen cabinets and other hardware. Research new design trends and learn about the newest features that cabinetry have to over before you officially begin planning. Selecting the right hardware for your kitchen that is within your budget can leave you extremely satisfied with a lot of money left in the bank. Here are some useful pointers to get you started on this long, winding project.
Cabinets set the tone for the rest of your kitchen, believe it or not. It can make or break the look of your kitchen depending on if you make a good choice or a bad one. Choosing the right cabinets will also make utilizing elements of your kitchen much easier. The types of kitchen cabinets Fort Lauderdale contractors can make available are stock, custom, and semi-custom, with accessories, modifications, and surfaces bringing up the price further. There is no type of kitchen cabinet that can be declared better than the other two, as there are pros as well as cons that come with each.
Stock cabinets come in a variety of styles, and are in the range of 9 and 48 inch widths. To get one of these kitchen cabinets, Fort Lauderdale or Miami contractors can supply these for you, or you can order them from store in person or online. They can cost anywhere between 50 to 200 dollars a foot. This of course, makes it the cheapest option for cabinetry, but being stock cabinets does not mean they will look great in any kind of kitchen. If you are designing a brand new kitchen and want to use stock cabinets, design the rest of your kitchen around these cabinets for best results.
Stock cabinets are usually the cheapest option for cabinetry, due to being mass produced from the manufacturer. However, stock cabinets are only available in certain sizes, shapes, and in limited colors, and cannot be customized to precisely fit into your cabinet area. If you are thinking about repainting a stock cabinet, or modifying a stock cabinet so it can fit better or be fitted with a feature it does not have, do so at your own risk, as there are no do-overs.
Custom cabinets are built like how bespoke suits are tailored: just for you! Whatever cabinet you want, you can hire a contractor or carpenter to build it for you. No matter how big, no matter what shape, no matter what type or wood or what color you want, you have virtually zero restrictions for your kitchen cabinetry. Whether you want cabinets to match with your kitchen, or you are starting off with a blank slate, they will be one of a kind. The caveats to custom cabinets are their price at 500 to 1000 dollars per foot, and the time it takes to gather resources and craft them.
Semi-custom cabinets are similar to stock cabinets, but offer some range of options so that they can better accommodate your kitchen. They can come in more styles, materials, and colors than stock cabinets. Semi-custom cabinets also offer a wide selection of finishes and depth to make your kitchen more unique and less like they were bought from a store. Semi-custom cabinets cost somewhere in between stock and custom cabinets. While you are spending less than custom cabinets, it may take just as much time for the cabinets to be customized for your kitchen and sent to your address.