Month: January 2023

Why are custom cabinets better than stock cabinets? In short, they offer personalized design and are built with superior materials and construction techniques.

Too short? Here’s an in-depth explanation of the differences between custom and stock cabinets and why custom cabinets are better.

Custom vs Stock Cabinets

Custom Cabinets vs Stock Cabinets
(left) Design by True North Cabinets Using Kountry Kraft Custom Cabinetry

What Are Custom Cabinets?

Custom cabinets are built to your home’s exact measurements instead of a standard size. They also offer greater opportunity for personalization with more styles, shapes, and finishes to choose from. Skilled craftsmen build them to your specifications using superior techniques and materials that can’t be replicated on an assembly line.

What Are Stock Cabinets?

Stock cabinets are manufactured to standard sizes in a select number of styles and finishes that cannot be altered. They are already built at the time of order. This allows for a quick turnaround time but also means they may not fit your kitchen’s exact dimensions, creating awkward gaps or ‘dead space.’

Benefits of Custom Cabinets

So why are our cabinets better than stock cabinets? Let’s explore the three main pros of having custom cabinetry:

Design by Wydian Kitchen & Bath

Personalized Style & Design

The sky’s the limit when it comes to style and design choices for Kountry Kraft cabinets. If you already have an idea in mind, a custom design allows an experienced professional to translate it from a dream into a reality. They are also incredibly useful when attempting to create a design that’s cohesive with the rest of the house. Or, maybe you’re just looking for something that’s unique to your home. Whatever your motivation, the main takeaway is that you won’t have to compromise your vision.

Optimized Storage in Custom Cabinetry
Design by Brian J. McGarry Interiors

Optimized Storage

Custom cabinets optimize storage by using all available space and offering organization solutions. We’ve already discussed how the cabinets eliminate so-called ‘dead space.’ This isn’t just an aesthetically pleasing benefit. Custom cabinets transform that otherwise wasted space into functional storage. They also allow you to incorporate organization solutions like a pull-out spice rack, plate holders, or specialty shelving for cookbooks and knickknacks.

Lifetime Construction

Lifetime Construction

Kountry Kraft cabinets are built to last. Skilled craftsmen use quality construction methods, like dovetail joints, that are long-lasting and cannot be replicated on an assembly line. In contrast, stock cabinets are held together with staples, nails, or screws and are not given the same individual attention that our cabinets receive.

Our cabinets are also generally built with higher-grade materials, increasing their lifespan. With the investment of the craftsmen’s time and skill, an investment in the best material will be made as well.

Budget Considerations

Are Custom Cabinets More Expensive?

Yes, custom cabinets are more expensive than stock cabinets. The increased cost is a result of the craftsmen’s time and skill needed to build them and the upgrade in construction materials.

Are Custom Kitchen Cabinets Worth It?

Knowing custom cabinets cost more than stock cabinets, just one question remains: Are they worth it? In my opinion, the answer is a resounding YES!

As we just learned, the increased expense results from an increase of quality craftsmanship and materials. The upfront investment will save you the expense (and headache) of replacing cabinets down the road. Paired with their virtually unlimited style and design options? The verdict is clear—custom cabinets are well worth it.

Kountry Kraft Cabinetry

Kountry Kraft is a family-owned business that has specialized in cabinet manufacturing since the mid-1900s. We would love the opportunity to bring your cabinet dreams to life! Please contact one of our design experts today to get started.

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