Kitchen cabinets could easily be deemed as one of the most pertinent changes to make during a kitchen remodel in your Los Angeles home. The cabinetry in the kitchen takes up the bulk of the visual space, which means cabinetry appearance can set the stage for the rest of the design.
You do face a lot of options with kitchen cabinetry. From choosing from prefabricated or custom designs to picking hardware and considering your budget, it can be helpful to have insight into the process in advance. Let’s take a look at some of the things you should know as you tend to the kitchen cabinets as part of your kitchen remodel project.
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Stock or prefabricated kitchen cabinets are “off-the-shelf” versions created by a manufacturer. These cabinets are available in limited design formations, but can be highly functional for the purpose and tend to offer the fastest installation. You can find prefabricated cabinets created from various materials, including wood, wood veneers, and even metals. While functional and cheap, at between $60 and $200 per linear foot, prefab or stock cabinets may only yield about 10 to 15 years of use.
Custom cabinets are fully customized configurations to accommodate your preferences in design and layout. These cabinets involve working with a designer to pin down the details of the implements, such as the general layout, materials used, and finishes. Custom kitchen cabinets tend to come along with the highest kitchen cabinet installation cost, but the end result is most impressive. You can expect to pay roughly between $500 and $1,200 per linear foot for customized cabinetry. You get an individualized set of cabinets that are custom-designed to function within your space, as well as cabinets that could potentially last the lifetime of the home.
Cabinets with a good, sturdy structure and that are relatively free from surface flaws can be good for refinishing. Refinishing involves removing the old finish and applying a new to transform the appearance of the cabinetry. Homeowners tend to opt for kitchen cabinet refinishing if they have the smallest budget. The perks of refinishing are affordability, no removal of old cabinetry is required, and you get a new look. The downfalls of refinished kitchen cabinets is the process ca be time-consuming and messy, and you are stuck with the same cabinetry layout.
Most cabinets can be refaced as long as their existing structure has good integrity. If you want to keep the original layout and countertops you have, resurfacing can be a good option. Kitchen cabinet resurfacing involves reinforcing the exterior of the cabinetry and then adding a decorative veneer to create a new look. The pros of refaced kitchen cabinets are that refacing can be less expensive and you get a new look. However, the downfall is refacing is not always an option, teh process can be time-consuming, and the finish may not last quite as long as just getting new cabinets.
Prefabricated cabinetry works out for those who want quick kitchen cabinets with a basic layout and are comfortable with limited design options. Prices can also be more affordable than custom designs. The obvious perk of prefabricated cabinetry include the fact that the cabinets are quick to get and easy to install. However, you may be faced with limited design options and layouts.
Semi-custom cabinets are prefabricated cabinetry pieces with detail options available. For example, you may only be able to choose from prefabricated layouts, but get to pick and choose what type of finish you want the cabinets to have. These cabinets can be functional, but they are also a bit more expensive than basic prefabricated cabinet designs. Typical prices run between $100 and $650 per foot. You may also find limited base material choices, just as it is with stock cabinets.
Custom kitchen cabinets are obviously the most costly choice. However, these cabinets tend to work well for homeowners who want cabinets that are unique to their home. The process involves working with a designer or professional to create all aspects of the cabinetry and plan for the installation process. While these cabinets can be more costly, the end result tends to be the most impressive and durable.
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