Custom Vs. Prefabricated Cabinets

Installing a new cabinet system can completely redefine any room. Built-in cabinet systems are often the most prominent design feature in the room. They can add class and functionality to any space. So, if you are considering installing a new built-in cabinet system you need to think about the options. Perhaps most importantly, you need to decide whether you are going to invest in a custom cabinet or a prefabricated system. There are clear drawbacks and advantages to either choice, but one might be better for your situation, style, and budget.

Prefabricated Cabinets

Of course, prefabricated cabinets are almost always going to be more affordable. This is partly due to the fact that they are made in bulk. However, many prefabricated systems are also cheaper because they use cheaper materials. They often are made out of composite wood and particle board. You usually get what you pay for when it comes to prefabricated cabinets. That being said, most prefabricated cabinet makers make a range of different styles that also have different price ranges. So, if you do want a cabinet system that is made out of solid hardwood with a natural stain, you can definitely find a suitable prefabricated option.

One of the biggest drawbacks of a prefabricated cabinets system is the fact that the pre-built design can be limiting when it comes to making the cabinet fit in a room. That is, since every room can have different wall shapes, it can be hard to get the most out of a prefabricated system. For instance, what do you do if you have a rounded wall? Most prefabricated cabinets are going to have a flat back, so there could be a lot of wasted space. Sometimes, homeowners are forced to install custom cabinets simply because there is no way to make a prefabricated system work in the room.

Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets can be truly custom in every way. The actual design, shape, and size of the cabinet will be custom-tailored to the room. This means your space is going to be far more space efficient. At the same time, a custom cabinet can also have a custom stain or finish that matches with other existing wood elements in your home. It is much easier to match a custom cabinet and make it look natural within your existing decor.

Of course, custom cabinets are more expensive, so you need to make sure that you don't overstretch your budget. Either system could be right for your home, it just depends on your style, budget, and home design. For more information, contact a business such as DL Cabinetry - Orlando.