There are five main categories of a kitchen remodel to consider before you get started: flooring, cabinets, counters, fixtures and finishes, and additions.
While each category plays a major role in the overall price of your kitchen remodel, homeowners should be careful when selecting cabinets. There are many options available and it’s easy to find yourself with a high-cost, luxury option that doesn’t provide the return on investment (ROI) you expect.
Your cabinets will form the backbone of your whole kitchen. From base cabinets to wall, tall, and specialty units, there are plenty of options and designs to meet your practical (and aesthetic) needs.
In most cases, the “you get what you pay for” cliché holds true for home renovations. However, determining what style, design, and functionality you need, quality cabinets are available at almost any budget.
Your choice of cabinet depends on the proposed scope of your remodel and the overall aesthetic goal. If you can get quality materials in a design that fits the desired aesthetic in a stock cabinet, is that really a problem? Spending a fortune on custom cabinets that don’t meet the practical needs of your kitchen storage and workflow won’t do you any good.
The key is striking a balance between cabinet affordability and style. A skilled contractor that has your best interests in mind will be able to assist you with these decisions. That means earning your trust throughout the entire kitchen remodel process.