What types of cabinets should I choose for my space?

January 29, 2017

There are three types of cabinets available from our exclusively-selected manufacturers: stock, semi-custom and custom. Identifying your personal style is an important first-step in determining which type of cabinet, wood species and finish appeals to you. Determining the functionality you need is the next step. Here are some basics about the types of cabinetry available to you:

Production or Stock Cabinets

The name stock comes from a time when cabinets where made in large quantities and stocked in a warehouse. Back then, there were a limited number of colors and door styles to select from. Today, that is no longer the case. Stock cabinets are now manufactured “a kitchen at a time”. With many more door styles, wood species and a variety of finishes, production cabinetry isn’t what it used to be. Delivered in 7 to 21 days, you can easily manage your new construction or remodel project.

Still, the extra options and features offered by stock cabinets are relatively limited compared to other cabinet types. They include solid construction and adjustable six-way hinges. Overall, stock cabinets are a good value, making them the right choice for people looking for quality while remodeling within a specific investment.

Semi-Custom Cabinets
Semi-custom cabinets are the most popular type of cabinet today. The biggest difference between semi-custom and stock cabinets is that semi-custom cabinets offer minor modifications (i.e., adjustable depth, installation of glass, etc.). They also offer more door styles, options, types and finishes than stock. Semi-custom cabinets are high quality in both construction and finish. They provide additional design flexibility, providing consumers with the style and function they want in a moderate price range.

Custom Cabinets
Custom cabinets offer the most design flexibility and can be built to meet almost any need or desire. As such, they are typically more expensive to produce than a stock or semi-custom product. Most custom cabinet companies offer a large variety of standard sizes, configurations and designs; yet they can modify or construct a cabinet to almost any size you require.