When designing your kitchen or bathroom for your home, you will generally have three quality levels of cabinetry to choose from. They are: stock cabinets, semi custom cabinets, or custom cabinets.
Semi custom cabinets bridge the gap between custom cabinets and stock cabinets, whereas custom cabinetry can be made to any specification. Installed cabinetry is offered only in limited pre made cabinet box sizes. Semi custom cabinets are the perfect balance between the two. The differences relate mostly to the quality of door styles available, finishing options cabinet quality and customization.
Semi custom cabinets also bridge the gap between custom and stock cabinets, when it comes to price. In short, semi custom cabinets are often the sweet spot with many customers.
Semi custom cabinets have come a long way. Manufacturers offer an excellent selection of attractive doors and drawer styles, and even look like custom cabinets to the casual observer. There are over 30 recessed panel and raised panel door styles available. Most of them are available on multiple wood species, including: cherry, maple, red oak, rift oak, walnut, and rustic alder. There are also over 30 standard painted and stained finish options to choose from.
For a less traditional style non wood door options are also available, including: MDF, melamine, and acrylic. These modern door options are typically finished with a textured wood veneer, or a solid color high gloss finish. Semi custom cabinet manufacturers offer a decent level of customization options, including increasing and decreasing the width depth and height of the cabinet boxes, matching the interiors of cabinets to the exterior color, custom door sizes, modifying the standard cabinet configurations, and adding internal cabinet accessories.
These customizations available allow kitchen designers to create a more tailored and personalized design. For many, semi custom cabinets are the best option so that you can obtain the kitchen design that you envision and still stay within a reasonable budget constraints.