3 Things to Consider Before Investing in New Cabinets

There are few things that can impact the overall aesthetic feel of a room more than cabinetry.  Cabinetry sets the tones for the room but because it is one of the larger investments you will make in your home, you want your cabinetry to be something you are happy with for long to come.  Investing in new cabinetry is undoubtedly thrilling but because it is a major purchase, there are a few things you should carefully before you make the purchase.  Below, we take a closer look at 3 things we believe all homeowners should consider before investing in new cabinets.

1. Cabinet Budget

Your budget will heavily influence what type of cabinetry you can purchase.  Cabinetry is one of the more expensive investments you will make in your house but there are cabinet options in just about every budget.  There are stock cabinet options, semi-custom options, and custom options.  Stock cabinetry is cabinetry that has already been made to particular dimensions and you have to figure out a configuration that works for your existing dimensions.  Because they come in a set of standard sizes, stock cabinetry is the least expensive.  Semi-custom and custom cabinetry options are more expensive but they also give you more options including unique dimensions and features.

2. Cabinet Quality

Regardless of your budget, you want to get the highest quality cabinetry your budget can afford. High-quality cabinetry can last decades and still look excellent but lower quality cabinetry will show signs of wear and tear much sooner.  For those on a tighter budget, balancing budget and quality can be tricky but it is always a better idea to choose quality for such a significant investment.

3. Cabinet Features

Before you buy new cabinets, think carefully about what features you would like to have in your kitchen.  Do you want pull-out shelves, extra storage, special cabinet dimensions for unique items, pot racks, in-cabinet lighting, slow closing drawers and doors, etc.? Each of those features can often be incorporated in your cabinetry so before you buy, design your cabinetry around your needs and lifestyle!