Kitchen Cabinets

The Kitchen Place Guide: Buying IKEA vs. Custom Cabinets

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Here’s a quick overview on kitchen cabinets from custom designs to stock options

Cabinet construction could end up being the single biggest expense of your entire renovation, and the results are the most obvious visual proof of your investment, so this can feel like a heavy decision. But with the right education and research, it can be a seamless and easy decision. The challenge (and opportunity) is that your choices are endless, but if you focus on a few key factors, you can find the right cabinets for your kitchen renovation.

Even though it’s tempting to assume that your budget is the only consideration and while it’s true that custom cabinets can be a lot more expensive than stock cabinets, they don’t have to be. Even the cheapest kitchen is an huge investment, so if budget isn’t necessarily the deciding factor, how should you decide and how can you keep your budget from dictating your choices? Let’s take a look at a few definitions:

Custom vs Pre-Fabricated Cabinets?

Stock cabinets

IKEA is generally considered the go-to for stock cabinets. Unlike most anyone else, they mass-produce a system of set sizes, colors, finishes, and features that you pick and choose. The pieces of your order are pulled from stock supplies and shipped to your home, where you need to handle both the assembly and installation. IKEA keeps costs low because they are sending your order to you in pieces and because the materials they use are very inexpensive.

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The Kitchen Place Tips: 4 Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

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Cabinets are the focal point of a kitchen. Sure, they’re boxes with shelves, drawers, and doors, but they’re your kitchen’s furniture, and they should be built to last with a design that represents the personality of their owner. Our Spokane Kitchen Cabinetry Company suggest that you make sure your cabinets match the flow of your home.

Custom cabinets provide unlimited kitchen design options

Cabinets from a big box store may be cheaper (sometimes), but they’re never a better value than cabinets that are custom made. When you add together all of the benefits of custom cabinetry, you’ll understand why homeowners who choose custom kitchen cabinets enjoy their decision every day.

Emily LanningThe Kitchen Place Tips: 4 Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets
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