Cabinets are one of the biggest expenses you will have when you remodel your kitchen. The cabinets will also help set the tone of the kitchen and also play a major role in the functionality of the room. When planning your kitchen remodel, it is important to get the right cabinets so that you’ll love the look and functionality of your new space.
There are three categories of cabinets that you will need to consider, including stock, semi-custom, and custom. Stock cabinets are typically the least expensive options and start around $70 per linear foot. You can usually purchase these cabinets fully assembled or in flat packs that can be put together on-site. For stock cabinets, the styles and sizes are usually limited.
Semi-custom cabinets range from $150-$250 per linear foot and are available in more configurations for a better fit compared to stock cabinets. If you are interested in custom cabinets, you can expect to spend around $500 or more per linear foot. These types of cabinets are crafted to suit your exact specifications and can be personalized with many different features.
When choosing the style of your cabinets, the major choice is whether you want framed or frameless cabinets. Framed cabinets are made up of a box and a face frame that the doors and drawers are attached to. Frameless cabinets, also known as European style, do not have a fame frame, so the doors and drawers are attached directly to the cabinet box.
This style of the cabinet gives you more accessibility and a more contemporary style, but it can also compromise rigidity, requiring the use of a thicker box. If you desire the European look in your framed cabinets, consider a full-overlay door that will cover all or most of the cabinet face frame.
With the right accessories, you can improve the functionality of your cabinets, but keep in mind; you will also likely increase the cost by about 20%. Convenient add-ons such as built-in trach can or charging stations are worthwhile additions. For easy access to appliances such as your mixer or food processor, consider adding a lift cabinet that has a spring-loaded shelf that swings up and out. By sticking to the essential add-ons, you can save money and create an efficient and convenient space.
The place where you need to invest is in the construction of your cabinets. Be sure to choose cabinets with solid wood drawers, full-extension drawer guides, and doors with solid frames for long-lasting, reliable functionality.
At Kitchen and Bath Galleria, we are experts in kitchen remodeling and can help you create the kitchen of your dreams. From design to installation, our experienced craftsmen have the skills, tools, and top-quality materials to get the job done. Contact us today to get started!
Greg is the owner of Kitchen & Bath and has been providing designing and building services since 1986. With that much experience, he's become an expert in several types of home renovations.