Choosing between store-bought and custom cabinets for your kitchen redesign is a major decision, because of price and because whichever route you choose, the cabinets won't likely be changed again for many years -- or even decades. You also need to consider the installation, as it requires measuring and careful hanging to ensure the cabinets are lined up properly and mounted securely.


Price Points

While purchasing an entire set of kitchen cabinets may seem a bit pricey, you might also think custom-made cabinets side by side with similar manufactured cabinets will cost way more because they are more costly to build, our customers are surprised when they receive our quotes! We are family owned business without the overhead expenses of our competitors bringing you a more competitive quote!  

We  build custom cabinets by hand to your specifications. This takes time, compared to a manufacturing process that cranks out multiples of the exact same cabinet design over and over again.


Quality Control

The quality of manufactured cabinets compared to custom cabinetry may vary greatly.

Some bargain store-bought cabinets may be made of the least expensive materials possible, such as laminated particle board with inexpensive hardware.

We pay attention to detail when making custom cabinets, choosing durable, beautiful wood for your projects. The hardware, including drawer slides and roll-out shelves and drawers, matches the quality of the wood.

You can also make special requests, such as a pantry cabinet with drawers that slide out, whereas such options may be few and far between with premade cabinets.

Store-bought cabinets also have seams between each cabinet, since pieces are sold separately, whereas we can create a seamless unit of several cabinets for a more attractive installation.


A Perfect Fit

While store-bought cabinets provide you a ready-made solution that may suffice in one area of a kitchen, purchasing a number of cabinets to outfit an entire kitchen may prove difficult because the cabinets are already made according to manufacturer's specifications, not to the dimensions of your kitchen.

By having our custom made kitchens, you ensure the cabinets fit where you want them to without awkward gaps and spaces leftover. Any creative visions you have for cabinet ideas are realized when you share them with us, whereas with manufactured cabinets, you settle for what you can find.


Installation Considerations

While you may find manufactured cabinets that suit the kitchen stylistically, installation is another concern. If the cabinets are purchased from a home improvement store, you can install them yourself, which is quite an undertaking, or pay extra to have a professional install them for you.


With our custom-made we will take care of any quirks during the install, for example, an uneven ceiling line requiring an adjustment to trim to make the cabinets appear straight.

No matter what your budget is, or how you might think a custom made kitchen is out of your price range, give us a call and let’s discuss your dream kitchen idea.