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Is it cheaper to buy cabinets or have them built?

It is much cheaper to purchase pre-built cabinets than to have them built on site. Pre-built cabinetry, while cheaper, does have its limitations. There are usually a limited number of styles or colors to choose from in pre-built or semi-custom cabinetry. In fully custom cabinetry, you may have unlimited options, but you will pay more, and it may take longer to get your cabinets built and installed.

What are popular kitchen cabinets?

Currently, the most popular kitchen cabinet is a pure white shaker cabinet. Other recent trends include mismatched upper and lower cabinet colors, dark wood with light countertops, and generally anything with lighter colors.

What is the most timeless kitchen cabinet color?

Any medium stain or white cabinet is timeless. They can be used in both traditional and modern settings.

What is the most popular kitchen cabinet color?

Like the overall trend in kitchen design, the use of lighter colors, specifically white, has become very popular recently. White shaker cabinets are the most popular kitchen cabinets in today’s market.

What does “semi-custom” cabinets mean?

Semi-custom cabinets have the same construction as any other cabinetry. However, semi-custom cabinets have a plethora of available colors, wood species, door styles, and drawer styles to pick from. Typically, there are other add-ons or rollouts that can be added. It’s important to note that these are semi-custom because there are only certain sizes that can be ordered, so while the finishes and designs can be changed, the sizes of the cabinets cannot.

Are frameless cabinets less sturdy?

No, frameless only refers to the look of the cabinets. The construction of frameless cabinets is the same as that of framed cabinets. The only difference between frameless and framed cabinets is that you cannot see the frame with frameless cabinets. Frameless cabinets are considered “full overlay,” where the doors or drawers fully cover up the frame construction of the cabinet. This is often considered a more modern-looking cabinet.

What is a shaker-style cabinet?

Shaker style refers to the door style. Any species or color can be a shaker cabinet just by selecting a shaker door style. The shaker design is characterized by square edges or a box-like look around the edges of the door. The shaker door looks a bit like a frame around the outside of the door.

Are shaker-style cabinets going out of style?

No, shaker doors have grown in popularity because they fit well in traditional homes as well as modern homes. For this reason, the shaker door style is likely to stick around for some time.

Are shaker cabinets cheap?

Because shaker refers to the door style, the price is dependent on the wood species and color. With the right selection of wood and finish, shaker cabinets can be among the cheapest or most competitively priced cabinets on the market due to their simple design.

Are shaker cabinets solid wood?

Cabinets are usually constructed out of two materials. Higher-end cabinets are constructed with plywood for the box and full wood for the doors and drawers, while lower-end cabinets use MDF for the box and full wood for the doors and drawers. We focus on selling full plywood construction and full wood fronts as this is the best quality product available for semi-custom cabinetry.

What are the different cabinet styles?

The different cabinet styles include inset, standard overlay, full overlay, and frameless. The style you want depends entirely on your kitchen and lifestyle. We have options to match the needs of any homeowner.

How do I choose a cabinet style?

The easiest way to choose a cabinet style is to know what kind of look you are going for in your kitchen. For example, if you are wanting a more modern look, inset or frameless would be the best choice. If you are wanting a more traditional look, a standard overlay or full overlay is your best option.

What are the three types of cabinet doors and drawers?

Three of our most popular door styles are Lancaster, Aspen, and Bristol. The three most popular drawer front styles we offer are slab, matching, and sculpted. Matching drawer fronts occur when the drawer front matches the door style. The sculpted drawer front is a raised-panel drawer front.

Should cabinets be glossy or satin?

Our painted cabinets have a satin finish. Satin finishes are easy to clean while not being overly shiny.

How do I make my cabinets look modern?

It’s become increasingly common to replace the doors or drawers on cabinets. This is a quick and more affordable way to update the look of your kitchen or bath. More specifically, frameless or inset cabinets with a painted finish will give your home a modern look.

How do I make my old cabinets look modern?

It’s becoming common for homeowners to replace just their doors or drawer fronts instead of the whole cabinet. This can be a quick and more affordable way to update your kitchen or bath. Additionally, a good paint job or new cabinet hardware can also help spruce up your cabinets.

Can I just purchase cabinet doors?

Yes, this is a common request that we receive. We just need to know what size doors you need. This option can make a remodel quicker, less overwhelming, and often more affordable than a full replacement.

Is it cheaper just to replace cabinet doors?

In the long run, replacing the entire cabinet is generally more economical. If you are looking to replace the cabinet doors, you will most likely end up replacing the face frame of the cabinets as well. The cabinet door and face frame are 60% of the cost of a cabinet. If you’re looking for a shorter-term fix or sprucing up an investment property, replacing the cabinet doors is a common and acceptable practice that is certainly cheaper than replacing the entire cabinet (at least from a materials perspective).

What is the average cost of a cabinet door?

The average standard overlay cabinet door costs about $275.

What type of plywood is best for cabinets?

Half-inch plywood is the best plywood for cabinet construction. The 1/2 plywood ensures the sturdiness of the cabinet and increases its longevity. Be sure to check the construction of your cabinets before investing in a new kitchen or bath.

Is MDF stronger than plywood?

Plywood is stronger than MDF and doesn’t sag, split, expand, contract, or warp. MDF is also much more susceptible to water damage than plywood. If you’re looking for something that will last a long time, we recommend a cabinet with plywood construction.

What is the best wood for kitchen cabinets?

We recommend a hard wood for best durability and to maximize the longevity of your investment. This would include woods such as hickory, oak, or maple.

What is the most durable kitchen cabinet finish?

Stain and polyurethane are the most durable since they penetrate the wood, compared to paint, which sits on top of the wood.

What kind of kitchen cabinet is easiest to clean?

All cabinets are easy to clean. A mix of water and vinegar is usually safe and easy when used with paper towels or cloth rags. Doors are generally the hardest to clean based on the door style selected.

Can you put a farmhouse sink in any cabinet?

Yes and no, there is a specific cabinet for farmhouse sinks. However, a standard sink base cabinet can be modified to fit a farmhouse sink. If you are using a standard sink base cabinet, the top half of the cabinet will have to be cut out, and the doors will have to be modified.

Do you need a special cabinet for a farmhouse sink?

Yes, there is a special cabinet that has the front of the cabinet cut out to fit the sink. However, a standard sink base cabinet can be modified to fit a farmhouse sink. If you are using a standard sink base cabinet, the top half of the cabinet will have to be cut out, and the doors will have to be modified.

How does a farmhouse sink sit on a cabinet?

The sink sits on a frame within the cabinet. It’s important that the sink is installed correctly so as to support the weight of water and anything placed within the sink.

What holds a farmhouse sink in place?

The sink sits on a frame that is built by a carpenter, and silicone is used to attach the sink to the countertop. It is important that a farmhouse sink be installed correctly, as an incorrect install will not fully support the weight of water and dishes placed within the sink.