While custom cabinets are a greater investment for your home, there are ways to cut costs without cutting any of the quality. Choosing custom cabinets, whether for the kitchen or family room, allows you to create a home that works for your family and how you function in the space. Stock cabinetry limits the look and feel of the space you want to modify. By considering these seven elements of the custom cabinetry process, you can make the design fit within your budget.
Explore Door Styles
Some door styles are naturally more expensive than others. Before becoming set on one style, explore your options to see which are less expensive. While the final number will depend on the manufacturer, framed nset door styles nearly always cost more. Shaker-style and slab door fronts are generally less pricey.
Opt For Affordable Wood
The choice of wood for your custom cabinets can easily cause the price to fluctuate several hundred dollars. If you’re sticking to a tight budget, opt for an Oak material and ask your custom cabinet designer about other local materials that can keep you on track financially. Hickory is slightly more expensive and the exotic wood species will increase the investment by thousands.
Our cabinetry includes soft-close cabinets and drawers and full-extension slides.While these perks of custom cabinets maynot be common, you will not need to spend extra for these features with Curry & Kingston cabinetry.
Avoid Pull Outs
Whether it’s a space for the trashcan or specialty shelving, any type of pull out will increase the custom cabinetry cost. When you opt for standard blind corners and base cabinets you’ll extend your budget. If you want the added convenience of a pull out space, choose one area where it will be best served and forgo the rest.
Go For Fewer Drawers
Drawers are inherently more expensive, so opt for more cabinets. Work with your designer to include drawers where it make sense within your kitchen and stick with cabinetry elsewhere.
Cut The Customization
Specialty legs, custom mouldings, and glass door fronts are all custom features that you don’t have to include to get the functionality you want from your space. When you opt for fewer bells and whistles, you still get the organization and storage you desire but without the inflated cost.
Venture Beyond Wood
Wood isn’t the only cabinet material you can choose for your home. Engineered wood materials may meet your needs. While the materials are sturdy, they don’t last as long as wood but they typically save quite a bit of money if you’re designing on a budget.
Custom kitchen cabinetry isn’t reserved for luxury homes. Designing your own storage space makes your home more functional, reflects your style, and increases the home’s value. Contact the Curry & Kingston team now to set up a design consultation to explore the options available within your budget.