When remodeling or building a kitchen you need to consider your style, home decor, quality, and durability of the materials, and also take into consideration, the functionality and of course, your budget!
There are four primary types of cabinets. These include:
- Base cabinets. Your average, run-of-the-mill base cabinet will be 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. However, on some semi-custom and custom applications, depth may be increased up to 27 inches. Additionally, for ease of use, base cabinetry rests atop a four-inch recessed riser called a toe kick.
- Walls. Upper cabinets are usually 12 inches deep, but some semi-custom and custom applications can have 17-inch ones.
- Tall. Tall cabinets are typically 83.5 inches in height and can be used for pantry space or broom storage.
- Specialty units are designed to maximize square footage and organization efforts. They include corner cabinets, sink/cooktop fronts, suspended units, hutches, bottle racks, and appliance garages. An 18-inch backsplash creates a usable workspace between countertops and the bottom edge of upper cabinets.
There is also the quality matters, lets’s go over the different types of quality grades in kitchen cabinets:
Cabinets are divided into four categories based on the quality of construction: ready-to-assemble (RTA), stock, semi-custom, and custom. Determine the amount of money you’re willing to spend on cabinetry, then shop around for options that fit your budget. Installation costs may or may not be included in this price quote.
- Ready to assemble: RTA cabinetry is an affordable option for those looking to save money on their home improvement projects. However, these cabinets can be tricky to assemble and install, even for experienced professionals. If you are considering purchasing RTA cabinetry, make sure you know what you’re doing before taking on the project.
- Stock: If you’re looking for a cheap option, stock cabinets are the way to go. However, because they’re mass-produced, they might not fit your space as perfectly as you’d like. They also come in predetermined sizes which range from 3 inches and up; and depending on where you purchase them from, their materials can be either particleboard with plastic laminates or melamine coating, solid wood, etc. Their accessories are limited in number. Some of the stock material options don’t live up to basic standards, meaning they’re not made with high-quality wood. That being said, if you purchase stock cabinets with care, you can find an affordable and stylish option without skimping on quality. As a general rule, the price of installation isn’t included in the cost of the cabinet itself.
- Semi-custom: Semi-custom cabinetry is mid-priced, offering more style and material options than budget models. These cabinets usually allow for some size adjustments and have better construction quality. If you want an extensive selection of styles, finishes, storage solutions, and decorative enhancements that come at a reasonable price point, then semi-custom cabinetry is for you. Usually, the price of these cabinets includes installation as well. With semi-custom cabinets, everything from stock cabinets fitted with custom doors to made-to-order cabinets selected from a manufacturer’s catalog of featured styles is encompassed.
- Custom: Custom cabinets offer the most style diversity as well as material, finish, and accessory choices. They are designed to specific sizes with innovative solutions for even the most unique spaces. With measurements down to 32nds of an inch, they are much more precise than English Imperial standards. With custom cabinetry, the world is your oyster in terms of design possibilities. You’re not limited to certain sizes or finishes—you can have any size, shape, depth, or finish that you want. The price often includes installation and delivery so you don’t have to worry about those details either.
Now that you know everything there is to know about kitchen cabinets, you can make a more informed and better decision that meets both your needs and budget. Here, at Vakari Creations, one of our team experts will be happy to assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams! Give us a call today!
Everything You Need to Know About Kitchen Cabinets