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Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Installing 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 kitchen cabinets 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 of installing kitchen cabinets 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 design project.

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Whatever you decide to do for your cabinetry during a remodel, be sure to trust the professional kitchen cabinet installers for help. At Oasis Builders, you can always count on us. Why trust us for installing kitchen cabinets?


• Offer sound advice about the products available
• Can answer your questions throughout the process
• Offer only professional kitchen cabinet installers with the proper licensure and who have been fully vetted

As an adage, we offer a one-year warranty with every kitchen cabinet install!

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A Look at the Primary Types of Kitchen Cabinets

Stock or Prefabricated Cabinets

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.

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  • Easy to find at home improvement stores
  • Affordable
  • Quick to have installed


  • Limited design, kitchen cabinet materials, and size options
  • Not very durable
  • Hard to configure into some kitchen floor plans

Semi-Custom Cabinets

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.

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  • Quicker to get installed than custom cabinetry
  • Can offer several finish options
  • Often completed off-site fully before installation


  • May not offer the most durable finish options
  • Can be just as costly as custom cabinets with certain optional choices
  • May not always be as durable as custom cabinets
  • Limited layout options available

Custom Cabinets

Custom kitchen 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 cost of installing kitchen cabinets, but the end result is most impressive. You can expect to pay roughly between $500 and $1,200 per linear foot for custom kitchen cabinets. 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.

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  • Offers a unique end product fully customized to your needs
  • Durable designs can last the lifetime of the home
  • Can elevate the value of your home
  • Offers the most versatile listing of design, color, and kitchen cabinet material choices


  • Involves more time for design and installing kitchen cabinets
  • Higher price tag than prefabricated or stock designs

Choosing kitchen cabinets is usually done before you get started on the remodel. You will likely be scheduled for a meeting with a vendor or designer who will use 3D technology to give you an idea of the different layouts and formations to pick from. Beyond the basic layout of the cabinets, the professional will work with you to help you decide several things about your cabinets, such as:

  • What type of cabinet doors you want
  • What primary colors you want your cabinets to be
  • What knobs and handles the cabinetry should be finished with

Homeowners have four options to choose from when it comes to upgrading kitchen cabinets. From the least to the most expensive, the four basic options include refinish existing cabinetry, refacing existing cabinetry, installing kitchen cabinets that are prefabricated, or obtaining fully customized kitchen cabinetry. Look at the four options, why people choose each option, and the pros and cons of each.

Ready to get started on installing kitchen cabinets?
Reach out to us at Oasis Builders for help!