Making a choice
There are many reasons people choose to install custom kitchen cabinets. Maybe their kitchen is an odd shape, or they want to do something about optimising kitchen space. The kitchen is the centre of the home for many families. If that’s the case, then you have already been trying to fit all your things and those of the family into the existing cabinets that came installed with the home. It’s a hassle, for sure.
The extra cost
There is no doubt that custom cabinets either made or fitted by a cabinet maker are going to cost a lot more than stock kitchen cabinets. That’s because there is an additional cost that pays for the hours that go into building them. Plus, of course, the cost of the materials used. A cabinet maker does not work for free. There is an installation cost as well if you just had the cabinets made without having them fitted. The cabinet maker is the person that should be fitting the cabinets because it’s a job that’s usually trickier than installing stock cabinetry.
What are the ways you can offset the costs of having custom kitchen cabinets designed for you?
- Limit the number of custom made pieces to just one or two.
Most people can manage if a cabinet maker can build them some kitchen storage that will hold all the funny shaped items, or a pantry style storage area. By doing that, it clears up a lot of storage space for many other items. Obviously, one or two custom build cabinets will cost a lot less than a full set built and installed from scratch.