Replacing Cabinets – The Basics

Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re comfortable with the configuration of your kitchen cabinets and they are in good shape, you may consider just replacing the doors only.  This will save you a lot of time on a total redesign and can make fairly dramatic improvements with the right type of doors and wood styles.  A refinishing job can give a whole new look in a short period of time.

This being the case, be choosy and look for high quality woods and beautiful finishes.  Shop for these as if you were purchasing a whole new set of cabinetry.  Be selective and understand how this new look will compliment your kitchen space.

Semi-custom cabinets are those that are manufacturer built to your kitchen dimensions with the interiors you specify.  These can be ideal as they have a wide range of styles, finishes and customized fittings.

Custom cabinets are probably the most preferred as you have the best choices and fittings that are tailored to your kitchen needs.  Keep in mind the process will take longer than semi-custom so choose carefully what your intentions are.  You can save time with minor adjustments or leap into a whole new custom design of your dreams.