One of the largest costs of a kitchen remodel is the kitchen cabinets therefore it is understandable by many homeowners start off their kitchen remodel planning with researching the cost of cabinets. Unfortunately, it’s hard to simply just give an average range for kitchen cabinets as there are several variables that affect costs. However, there are a few pricing guidelines that can help give you an idea of cabinet cost options. Typically, there are 3 options for replacing your kitchen cabinets - stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets. As you would expect, stock cabinetry and semi-custom cabinets are limited in design style, color, and size as opposed to custom cabinets which are fully customizable in terms of design, style, color and size. Choosing to go with a professional cabinet maker will allow for unique designs and custom sizes and fits.
CUSTOM CABINET PRICE RANGES
Factors such as number of cabinets, wood species, size, stains, finishes and hardware all contribute to the price ranges for custom kitchen cabinets. Much like automobiles that have a ‘base’ model that starts at 25k and then increases in price as more features and options are added. In order to accurately quote a price for custom cabinets it is important for the homeowner to consider a few things:
CUSTOM CABINETS QUOTES
As the name implies, custom cabinets are unique and customized to fit each project therefore each custom cabinet quote will also be unique. The best way to get an accurate quote for custom built kitchen cabinets is to find a professional cabinet maker to work with. Working closely with a cabinet maker will ensure that they get all the important information that is required to give you an accurate quote. Average kitchen cabinet quotes will vary greatly by market/geographical area, distance from the cabinet shop (shipping costs), installation/labor costs. Cabinets for a medium sized kitchen may cost $8,000 -$12,000 in one geographical area and then $15,000 - $20,000 in a larger metropolitan area.
In order to get the custom cabinets you want within the budget you need, it is important for homeowners who are planning a remodel to share the cabinet budget with the cabinet designer. They will be able to guide you during the design process and help you make the best use of your budget.
WHY CUSTOM CABINETS?
With all of the design choices to make for custom cabinets, many of you may ask “why are custom cabinets a good idea?” One of the biggest advantages for going the custom cabinet route is that you will get to build a relationship with the cabinet designer and makers that you are working with. This is the best way to ensure that you get a truly unique and customized look for your kitchen remodel. You will not be limited to only ‘available finishes’ or what is in stock at the moment. Many people often assume that purchasing custom kitchen cabinets is way more expensive than buy stock or semi-custom cabinets however that is not always the case. When you buy pre-made cabinets at a big box store there are several ‘middle men’ in between before the product ever gets to the end consumer. During each of those exchanges, the price goes up so that each ‘hand’ gets fed and ultimately you pay the price for the huge markups for an often inferior end product. The advantage of buying custom cabinets is that you are buying straight from the cabinet maker and eliminating the middle men and shipping costs.
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If you are curious about custom cabinetry for your home – kitchen, bathroom, office, living room, etc. please schedule an appointment with us to discuss your ideas. Our team has the expertise to help you navigate the design process so that we can come up with an accurate price quote for your project.
Wood is the most common building material used in the construction of residential structures around the world. It's sturdy, lasts a long time, and there are tons of varieties; each of these varieties is unique in the characteristics they possess, which is yet another benefit of building with wood.
Most cabinets are made out of wood. In order to make them look good and extend their working life, homeowners typically finish the surface of their kitchen cabinets. Here are a few tips for cleaning wood cabinets that have been lacquered down with wood finish.
Damp Rags Are Your Friend
To clean your wood cabinets, get one or a few rags, lightly wet them with water, and gently remove all the dust and accumulations of other substances. Damp rags won't stand a chance of ruining the wood finish on your custom cabinets.
Don't Use Mainstream Cleaning Products
In today's world, most cleaning products are made with harsh chemicals. In the name of preserving the livelihood of the finish of your wood cabinets, you should only clean with gentle soap.
Are You Up Against Grease?
Kitchen cabinets, especially those that are above stovetops and deep fryers, often end up getting coated with tons of cooking oil and other kinds of grease over the years. If you're cleaning wood cabinets that have grease on them, prepare a half-and-half mixture of water and vinegar. Use a gentle, soft rag to clean the grease off of your custom cabinets.
Follow Your Cleaned Cabinets' Surfaces With Rags or Sponges That Only Contain Water
Using this strategy, you'll reduce the amount of cleaning materials and other substances left on the surface of your wooden cabinets. Although it takes a little longer, going the extra mile is worth it in this case.