Are Custom Kitchen Cabinets Worth the Extra Cost?

Karin Mangan

Are Custom Kitchen Cabinets Right For You?

Do you have an irregularly-shaped kitchen with odd angles, for example, or a large kitchen that could allow you to create a unique living and dining space to meet your own design spec. Or do you have a small kitchen that could be maximized with the right cabinets and fixtures, or perhaps you simply haven't been able to kind kitchen cabinets that you like. If so, custom kitchen cabinets could be for you.

If you have a regularly-shaped kitchen and don't have any fixed ideas about how you want your kitchen to look, you might be better off buying stock kitchen cabinets. A wide range of styles and designs is available so you can get a good quality kitchen without paying the extra cost for custom kitchen cabinets.

Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

A custom kitchen could make a world of difference to your home and your way of living. Imagine custom kitchen cabinets made to fit perfectly into your kitchen space, your lifestyle, your design scheme, and your budget. For example, if your family likes to watch TV over dinner, you could have a screen fitted into your cabinetry. If you like to catch up on emails, pay bills, or supervise the kids' homework while preparing the family meal, you could have a workstation built in your kitchen area. If you are creating an open plan living-dining area, you could have custom kitchen cabinets fitted that blend the two uses.

Disadvantages of Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Custom kitchens are more expensive than stock kitchen cabinets because the client doesn't benefit from the economies that come with mass production. It is also possible that prospective future buyers won't share your tastes. However, it is more likely that your custom kitchen cabinets can make selling your home easier, and even increase its value.

About the Author

Karin has worked as a freelancer for over ten years, writing informatively about a wide range of subjects. She has a PhD and a background in education and research.

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