Redoing Your Kitchen? 3 Things To Consider About Kitchen Cabinets

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When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, the cabinets are very important. Kitchen cabinets are one of the first things that you notice when you walk into the room. They are the focal point of the entire space. They also play a big role in the functionality of the kitchen as well. It's important to find cabinets that work well for everyday life and that have enough storage for dishes and kitchen appliances. If you are renovating your kitchen, here are three things to consider when choosing kitchen cabinets.

Custom Versus Stock

The first decision you will likely find yourself making is whether to get custom or stock cabinetry. With custom cabinetry, you have complete control over the style, size, and the materials used for the cabinets. Stock cabinets come as is. There is also a middle ground in the form of semi-custom cabinets. Stock cabinets are the least expensive option, averaging between $60 to $200 per linear foot. Semi-custom costs on average between $100 and $650 per linear foot while custom runs between $500 and $1,200 per linear foot.

Return On Investment

While those custom cabinets may be tempting, it's important to consider the overall return on investment of kitchen cabinetry. If the surrounding properties have stock cabinetry, then it's unlikely that custom cabinets will offer a good return on investment in your neighborhood. Overall kitchen renovations offer around a 70 percent return on investment. Minor kitchen renovations tend to have a better return on investment than high-end renovations. When choosing new kitchen cabinets, it's important to consider which type of cabinet will offer the best returns. In some cases, this may mean high-end cabinets while in others, stock cabinets may be the best option.

Cabinet Materials

Another thing to consider when choosing new kitchen cabinets is the materials being used. Wood cabinets remain very popular due to their beauty and durability. However, exotic species can be pricey. Other options for cabinet materials include wood veneers, stainless steel, and laminate. There are also plenty of options available when it comes to cabinet style. Depth and height tend to be standard for stock cabinets. If you are looking for more control in terms of the size of your kitchen's cabinets, custom or semi-custom will be the better choices.

Cabinets are a key part of any kitchen renovation. When choosing new cabinets you have the choice between stock, custom, and semi-custom. Stock cabinets are the most affordable option while custom can be rather pricey. It's also important to consider your return on investment. Custom cabinets may not be the best choice in certain neighborhoods. The wrong cabinets can cost you money if you decide to sell your home. Cabinet materials are also important to keep in mind. Certain materials may work better in your kitchen than others. To learn more, contact a company like Reliable Installations & Renovations, LLC. 

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