Custom vs. Semi-Custom Cabinetry: What’s the Difference?

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Semi-custom cabinetry also offers a range of options regarding drawer dimension

Remodeling any part of your home involves making many important decisions. If you are remodeling your laundry room, bathroom, or kitchen, then one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is what type of cabinets you want. Two terms that you’ll hear a lot when discussing cabinets are custom and semi-custom cabinetry. To help you decide which option is right for you, our team here at Cornerstone Kitchens has put together a brief overview of these two types of cabinetry and the differences between them.

  • Custom Cabinetry- Fully custom cabinetry is built to order, using the exact dimensions of your space, and including the drawers or divisions that you specify. They have endless potential for personalization, which makes them an ideal choice if your space is limited or has an irregular layout. On the other hand, because everything has to be built to order by a skilled carpenter, custom cabinetry does come with a higher price tag, as well as a longer wait time before it can be installed.
  • Semi-Custom Cabinetry- Semi-custom cabinetry combines the ability to personalize your choices with the lower cost and ease of installation of ready-made cabinets. Semi-custom cabinets are pre-manufactured in a range of standard widths, usually starting at 9 inches and available in additional 1-3 increments from there. Semi-custom cabinetry also offers a range of options regarding drawer dimensions, shelf placement, and door design. This type of cabinetry is a great choice because it allows you enough flexibility to adjust things to fit your space and appeal to your design sensibilities, but is also easier on the budget and able to be installed more quickly.

Our team at Cornerstone Kitchens hopes that this information helps you make the best decision for your space. If you have additional questions about which cabinets are right for you, just give us a call to speak with one of our representatives.