The kitchen in your home isn’t just used for cooking. With the open floor plans that are taking over home designs and our desire to multi-task, the kitchen becomes the homework station, place to catch up with friends, and mid-night snack space. If we only needed to store dishes and prep meals, nearly any space would suffice. But real life happens at the kitchen table, not just dinner, and that’s where custom cabinetry comes into play.
Types of Kitchen Cabinets
There are three categories of kitchen cabinets, and the difference amongst them are extraordinary.
- Stock Cabinets: Stock cabinets are prebuilt in standard sizes and give you the fewest options in terms of personalization. These cabinets can be purchased from nearly any large-scale home improvement store and installed in just a couple days.
- Semi-Custom Cabinets: Semi-custom cabinets are built based on your order. While you have more options for configuration, size and color, you are still limited by what’s available from a certain company. The options that you’ll be able to control, in most purchases, include the cabinet door style, depth and width of cabinets and interior features. In most cases, you’re given a menu of options from which to choose.
- Custom Cabinets: Custom cabinets are designed based on your specifications. Each feature, from the box and frame to the doors and drawers have your touch. The kitchen is designed to meet the needs of your family and how you function within the space. If you can imagine it, it can be created with custom cabinets.
How Long For Custom Cabinet Installation?
The process from beginning to end for custom cabinetry typically takes 8 to 10 weeks. While that may seem like a long time for a home improvement project, consider that the average lifespan of kitchen cabinetry is 50+ years. Let’s break down the timeline of a custom cabinetry project.
- Design consultation: You’ll meet with the custom cabinet designer to share your ideas and goals for the space.
- Cabinet design: The company will visit your home to take a measurement and survey your space. Designs are created based on your selection and you’ll be shown colorful, 3D designs to get a feel for what the space will look like when complete. You’ll have a change at this point to make changes based on what you see.
- Cabinetry quote: After you approve the final plan, the custom cabinet price will be crafted. You’ll receive a quote based on your specific choices for the cabinetry.
- Cabinet creation: The designs are sent off and the cabinets are created. This process can take up to nine weeks, depending on the intricacies of your design.
- Cabinets delivered: Your custom kitchen cabinetry is delivered and installed into your space.
Custom cabinet prices will vary based on the size of your kitchen and the materials you choose. On average, custom cabinets price between $500 and $1,200 per linear foot. If you have a custom kitchen cabinet budget to stay within, the Curry & Kingston Cabinetry team will meet with you and provide options to keep your budget on track and still give you the kitchen of your dreams.