Shopping for cabinets can be confusing, especially if this is your first time. You’ll need to begin by deciding whether you want stock, semi-custom, or custom cabinets. But how do you know which is right for you? Here are the differences and benefits of stock cabinets versus custom cabinets.

Stock Cabinets

Stock cabinets are standard-sized cabinets. You should be aware when shopping for cabinets that in many cases, the term “stock cabinets” refers to mass-produced, pre-made cabinets. Unfortunately, they’re often made of particleboard or plywood covered in veneer. These are what you’ll find preinstalled in many homes. Here at Edgewood Cabinetry, however, our stock cabinets are simply standard-sized, all-wood cabinets. You’ll get quality all-wood construction, soft-close hardware, a designed layout, and professional installation. So if you’re in the market for stock cabinets, pay attention to materials when you compare prices. Stock cabinets vary greatly between cheap particleboard that isn’t designed to last, and beautiful, solidly built all-wood cabinets.

There are several benefits to choosing stock cabinets. First, stock cabinets are the cheapest option. Since they are all standard sizes and don’t include custom accessories, they can be built faster and at a lower price point. And because of the faster construction process, they’re also the fastest to install. If speed and budget are priorities for you, stock cabinets are a good way to go.

Semi-Custom Cabinets

Semi-custom cabinets offer an option between fully stock and fully custom cabinets. Like stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets come in standard sizes, which lowers the price point compared to custom cabinets. But unlike stock cabinets, you have the option to add custom accents and accessories. Many people find semi-custom cabinets to be a good compromise. You can add the custom features you really want while working within the confines of standard cabinet sizes.

When you choose semi-custom cabinets from Edgewood Cabinetry, you’ll get the same standard-size all wood cabinets, soft-close hardware, designed layout, and professional installation offered with our stock cabinets.  But you also have the option to modify your cabinets with the accents and accessories of your choice. For example, you can choose different hardware. Or add accessories like draw inserts, slide-out shelves, and small appliance storage. Semi-custom cabinets are a great choice if you don’t want the expense of fully-customized cabinets but still want to add a few custom accessories.

Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets offer a whole new realm of possibilities. You aren’t hampered by standard size limitations, so customize as much or as little as you like! One of the greatest benefits of custom cabinets is they can be built to fit your space. If you lack adequate storage, custom-built cabinets can transform even small spaces to give you more storage than you ever thought possible. Plus, you have a wide range of options and accessories. Add spice racks to your kitchen cabinets. Include a pull-out hamper in your bathroom vanity. Or create a shoe washing station in your mudroom.

Furthermore, since you choose every detail of your new cabinets, you receive one-of-a kind cabinets that are truly unique. Show off your elegance with decorative molding and embellishments. Or focus on function by adding more storage space to your bathroom with a custom-built vanity. Whatever your goals, custom cabinets can bring your dreams to life. And since you select everything from the wood species and color to cabinet styles and accessories, you’re limited only by your imagination. If you need cabinets built to fit your space or simply enjoy personalized style and utility, custom cabinets are the perfect choice for you.

Edgewood Cabinetry offers all three levels of service, including fully stock, fully custom, and semi-custom cabinets. Whatever option you choose, you can feel confident that you’ll receive high-quality, all-wood cabinets that are professionally designed and installed to fit beautifully into your home.

Have questions or need help deciding which type of cabinet is best for you? Contact us today. We’ll be in touch shortly.