You may think that custom cabinets are out of reach if you’re on a budget, but that’s not the case. If you’ve been dreaming of adding custom cabinets to your home but putting it off because of budget concerns, this is the post for you. With a little creativity and focus on priorities, you can stick to your budget and get custom cabinets you love. Here are some ideas to consider.

Opt for Stock Cabinets

Stock cabinets are the cheapest way to update your space. Since they’re already finished and come in standard sizes, they don’t cost as much to produce. And if the term “stock cabinet” conjures up cheap pressboard covered with veneer, be reassured that’s not the case for all stock cabinets. At Edgewood Cabinetry, we only offer all wood stock cabinets, so you can rest assured your new cabinets will be high quality and durable.

If you want to go with stock cabinets, you’ll need to choose cabinets that fit into your existing space. But stock cabinets can be an affordable option that allows you to choose a style you like. And remember, you can always add elements to the inside of your cabinets later on. They just won’t be built-in.

Choose Semi-Custom Cabinets

Sometimes, you want more customization than stock cabinets offer. That’s where semi-custom cabinets come in. With semi-custom cabinets, you can choose stock cabinets you love and add custom accents and accessories. So if you really want spice racks in your kitchen cabinets or a makeup organizer in your bathroom, you can add those options.

Instead of having custom cabinets built to specification, semi-custom cabinets allow you to include the elements you want most while saving money by working within stock cabinets. This is a great option if you want to get a few custom touches while saving on overall expense.

Add Fully Custom Cabinets in Select Spaces

One of the most frequent reasons homeowners want to install custom cabinets is to make better use of their space. It can be frustrating not to have adequate storage, especially in areas like the kitchen and bathroom, where accessories and appliances often just don’t fit. You don’t have to choose all custom or all stock cabinets. Instead, try working with stock cabinets where you can and adding custom cabinets where you need them most.

Maybe you can get away with stock cabinets in your laundry room, for example, but the single vanity in your bathroom just isn’t cutting it. In that case, it may make sense to invest in a custom vanity that has spaces for all your small appliances while saving money by using stock cabinets in another area of your home.

Choose More Affordable Options

Custom cabinets come in a range of options. The species of wood, style, size, stain, paint, hardware, and accessories you choose all impact the overall price. So if you want custom cabinets but need to lower the overall pricetag, consider choosing more affordable options. For example, instead of choosing a more expensive wood species, like cherry or mahogany, you may find that stained oak or maple could give you the look you love while being more cost effective.

Cutting out some of the frills, like specialty hardware, choosing simple shaker doors, and being selective about the custom accessories you include will also help you stick to your budget. Don’t be afraid to explore your options. You may find that some simple adjustments to your design will make your new cabinets much more affordable.

Custom cabinets don’t have to be out of reach just because you’re on a budget. Prioritizing your needs and working with your designer will help you choose the cabinets that work best for you. And remember, we don’t charge for design consulation, so it never hurts to explore your options.

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