3 Things to Know Before Investing in New Kitchen Cabinets
Upgrading kitchen cabinets can be somewhat of a significant financial investment and when you think about the length of time you will keep them, it’s important to explore all options before making a commitment. (Fun fact: Kitchen cabinets can ideally last you up to 50 years and are generally the longest lasting component to your entire kitchen!) With cabinets running anywhere from a couple grand up to the price of a nicer 4-door sedan, we’ve compiled a list of options to consider as you work towards transforming your Texas dream kitchen.
Types of Cabinets
First things first—cabinets are sold based on different types of construction. The first is stock, which are preassembled and mass-produced cabinets, easily installed and the least expensive. Custom cabinets have one-of-a-kind features, built specifically to your specifications and can be whatever color, material or shape you can dream up. Due to craftsmanship and attention to detail on custom orders, these will also be the most expensive option. If you’re looking for a middle option, consider semi-custom cabinets. These are stock cabinets with more customizable features (different finishes, dimensions and colors) and a mid-range price tag.
If you’re working with an architect or designer, selecting a cabinet size should be a relatively easy decision since the designer is already aware of your current storage needs, dimensions of the room and areas where you need more storage. If you are selecting cabinets on your own (and this is a great option too!), Faith Floors and More is able to offer guidance on cabinet options that will fit within your current room configuration.
Since home renovations generally come down to budget, another important cabinet decision is to choose if the cabinet box is made of plywood, particleboard or hardwood. Higher-quality construction will be made of solid wood, adjustable hinges for doors and drawers, and heavier cabinet doors that easily open and close. You may pay more upfront for some of these features, but it will be worth the price tag if you plan on keeping the cabinets for decades to come.