If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, cabinetry is a major cost and consideration. Stock cabinets come in many designs and finish options, and usually at a cheaper up-front cost. However, custom cabinetry offers near-infinite design options, is perfectly fitted to your space, and adds an elegance that helps your home stand out from the rest.
J. Schwartz, LLC is a national award-winning remodeling contractor specializing in high-quality custom kitchen remodeling in Malvern, PA, including custom cabinetry design and installation. Here are six reasons to choose custom cabinetry for your kitchen remodeling project.
Cost vs. value
At the outset, stock cabinets may seem like a cheaper option. But the base price does not include any modifications or additional labor that may be required to fit the stock units into your kitchen. Nor does it factor in quality, durability, longevity, or resale value.
Quality and Durability
Because custom cabinets are built in-house—your house—by experienced craftspeople, they are of a higher quality than basic stock cabinets produced on an assembly line. They are made with high-quality materials that stand up to daily wear and tear and last much longer than their stock counterparts.
Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, but stock cabinets are limited in their offerings. Additionally, older kitchens often have unique layouts or quirky features that make it a challenge to fit stock cabinets into. Remodeling with stock cabinets often requires more skill in Tetris than carpentry. This can result in wasted space and costly modifications. Custom cabinetry is precisely measured and fitted to your space to maximize storage and functionality.
Efficiency and Utility
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. In many homes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Having cabinets that perfectly utilize your space and cater specifically to your needs can make daily life easier in very recognizable ways. This is of particular significance in remodels. You’ve likely lived in and used the space long enough to know exactly what you love and hate about it. Imagine eliminating all the little annoyances and pain points. Imagine a layout with functionality that perfectly matches how YOU use your kitchen.
Do you like open shelving, glass doors, opaque doors, or a combination? Do you want to store your pots and pans in a drawer instead of on shelves? Do you prefer higher countertops? With custom cabinets, the possibilities are endless.
Although stock cabinets come in many varieties of materials and finishes, they are mass-produced and may come from different batches, having subtle differences that detract from the cohesiveness of your space. Your custom cabinets are 100% designed to fit your home’s unique style and personality. The materials are often sourced locally and constructed of all the same materials, making your kitchen look chic and professional. This also allows you to match the materials, finish, and hardware to other design elements in your home, allowing for a more coordinated and harmonious design.
Increased property value
A custom kitchen is one of the best investments you can make in your home. It increases not only the dollar value but the design appeal and aesthetic as well, setting your home apart. It is estimated that 80-100% of the cost of a custom-cabinetry remodel will be recouped in the increased property value alone.
Work with Malvern kitchen remodeling experts at J. Schwartz Construction
To speak with an experienced kitchen remodeler, contact J. Schwartz, LLC today! We carry a cabinet line to fit every need, as well as fully custom cabinetry. All cabinetry design services are free-of-charge if the cabinets are purchased from us. Call us at 610-644-6700 or make an appointment so we can help bring your vision to life.