Posted by Amy
on Dec 18, 2014 in Teknika Design Group
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Buying custom cabinets in Philadelphia is an investment. Is it worth the extra time and money?
In terms of time, custom cabinets take anywhere from 4 weeks to 12 weeks, depending on the degree of customization. The more say you have in how the cabinets are built and the more options you have to choose from, the longer it will take to make your cabinets. If you choose stock cabinets, you can have them the same day.
The price follows the same trend. The more choices you have, the more expensive the cabinets will be. Philadelphia custom cabinets can be anywhere from an extra 10% to 500% more than stock cabinets.
So why would anyone want to wait longer and spend more for Philadelphia custom cabinets? If you have any of the following criteria, it is worth the extra time and money. These criteria include:
- Do you want to be sure to get the most storage possible? Stock cabinets come in a relatively small number of sizes. To make sure they fit in your kitchen, there will be fillers that contain no storage, just wood strips.
- Do you plan on living with your new kitchen cabinets for more than 5 years? I would then recommend custom cabinets for 2 reasons. The first is that stock cabinets are often foreign made and the quality can be questionable. The second is that if a part of the cabinet does fail (hinges, shelf clips etc.), it is so much easier to get them replaced from a custom manufacturer. These manufactures rely on word of mouth for their business. Stock cabinet manufacturers rely on their low prices.
- Do you want a unique finish or veneer? An unusual finish would include glazes which if done right enhance the cabinets finish. A veneer such as bamboo is often only available through Philadelphia custom cabinet manufacturers. These finishes and veneers will create a wow factor that you just can’t find in stock cabinets. For examples of fabulous finishes and veneers, please see the design inspirations at http://www.wood-mode.com/design-inspirations.
To see some examples of Philadelphia custom cabinets, please see our website www.teknikadesigngroup.com. To see our list of custom cabinet offerings, please visit http://www.teknikadesigngroup.com/products.py .