As with any major home project, there are a few things you will want to have already thought about before you begin your shopping experience. The first, and probably the most important, is setting a budget for your endeavor. It can be important to keep in mind that cabinets make up about fifty percent of an entire kitchen remodel.
It’s also important to keep in mind that sometimes, unexpected situations do arise. For this reason, it’s usually a good idea to leave a budget padding of about fifteen percent, just in case. This can alleviate a great deal of worry that normally occurs with things you might not have planned for in the beginning.
Taking precise measurements of your space can save a lot of time as well. Not only does it help while you’re shopping for specific elements, but it can help to get better information from your sales professionals. This can mean the difference between getting a ballpark figure for your remodel, or a closer estimation of the exact price.
Stock cabinets are the most common, manufactured in specific sizes and shapes. While you don’t have as many types of wood to choose from, they are the least expensive choice and usually fit into just about any budget.
Your next option would be the semi-custom models, which are also manufactured in sizes that are considered “standard”. However, semi-custom models give you more possibilities with regards to style, design and storage options.
Custom models are the most expensive in remodeling, and are constructed solely to the homeowner’s specifications. They can either be manufactured off site, or onsite, right in your own home, for a particularly individual experience.