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Comparing Stock, Semi-Custom and Custom Cabinets

Cabinets are a great storage place for food, silverware and small appliances. There is a wide variety of cabinet styles and designs, and each has its own unique function and feature. Before purchasing one for your home, it’s important that you know the three basic types of cabinets: stock, semi-custom and custom.  

If you don’t know the difference between the three cabinetry types, take the time to read this article.

Stock Cabinets 

Stock and read-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets are designed to be economical. As one of the most affordable choices among many homeowners, stock and RTA cabinets often use economical materials. These cabinets are also made in common cabinet sizes and offer limited design and color choices. 

It’s important to note that RTA cabinets are shipped in flat boxes and must be put together at home, which can be a lengthy process. Cabinets built in a factory, however, are more durable than the ones built at home. If you’re looking for ways to personalize your stock cabinet without paying the prices for semi-custom and custom cabinets, you can talk to your contractor about cabinet refacing options. 

Semi-Custom Cabinets 

On the other hand, semi-custom cabinets are available in more styles and options than stock cabinets. This allows you to create a more personalized look for your home at less expense. Semi-custom cabinets can also be ordered in a wide choice of finishes, stains and paints. Some semi-custom cabinets may have roll-out shelves while others offer finishes with specialized techniques, such as distressing. 

Custom Cabinets 

Custom cabinets are very similar to semi-custom, but they take it up a notch when it comes to personalization. They are made to fit your exact specifications, which means they take longer to build. Price, quality and delivery time may vary as well. In any case, custom cabinets will have an accurate measurement, and the construction team will work with you on the layout to design the cabinets to your specific tastes.

For more inquiries about cabinetry, get in touch with Long Island Wood Renewal, LLC. We offer quality services, including cabinet restoration and more. Call us today at (631) 414-7082, or fill out our contact form to book an appointment. We proudly serve homeowners in Hicksville, Huntington, Plainview and surrounding areas.