Types of Cabinetry - Stock, Semi-Custom, Custom

Renovations come in all prices, shapes, and sizes, and so will your cabinets. Whether you’re looking for ready to ship or “stock”, semi-custom, or fully custom cabinets, there are pros and cons to each style of cabinet. It all comes down to what you’re looking for when designing your space. If you’re in need of a quick renovation, stock cabinets might be all you need to get the job done as they come in standard sizes and can be available for delivery in as little as 4 weeks. If you want control over every aspect of your cabinetry, custom cabinets will make more sense. With the ability to customize more details in your design, it can take 3-4 months to see your vision come to fruition. There is no right or wrong way to approach your renovation, but knowing the difference between cabinet types available to you will give you the peace of mind that comes with making an informed decision.


Stock Cabinets

Stock cabinets are a quick, affordable, and easy way to transform your kitchen. If you’re looking to keep it simple, and you’re thinking “out with the old, in with the new,” stock cabinets are the right choice for you. While some might consider a lack of options to be a relief from decision making in their renovations, others might feel held back for the very same reason. Stock cabinets are limited in wood type, color, sizes, and style compared to their semi-custom, and custom counterparts but the benefit is the lower cost and quicker delivery timeframe.


Semi-Custom Cabinets




If you’re looking for a happy medium between stock and custom cabinets, then semi-custom cabinets might be more your speed. Semi-custom cabinets truly offer certain customizable dimensions as well as a wider variety of finishes, stains, paints, and glazes. In regard to pricing, you’ll have the luxury of a custom look without the price of a full custom job. One downside to consider is that once you step into semi-custom territory, the price does start to rise, and orders will take longer to fulfill. However, if your budget and sensibilities are calling for a semi-custom job, your cabinet designer will be thrilled to take your vision to the next level.


Full-Custom Cabinets



With full-custom cabinets, you have almost limitless options for wood types, finishing options, construction platforms, and modifications. You’re able to personalize down to the smallest detail in your kitchen design with the help of our designers. With customization comes a longer timeline, which is one of the downsides to a full-custom job, however, the end result will be worth the wait.


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