Kitchen cabinets set the style, mood and functionality of your kitchen – thus spending time on your decision is worthwhile.
Stock, Semi-Custom and Custom Cabinets
Contrary to what many people think, these terms are not related to the quality of cabinets but rather, how they’re manufactured. Here are the basic definitions:
Stock – Stock kitchen cabinets are pre-manufactured in specific sizes with few if any options for “customization” other than some limited choices the manufacturer might offer. They are off-the-shelf products in a limited range of styles.
Semi-Custom – Semi-custom cabinets are like stock in that they’re also pre-manufactured but come with a wider array of options and sizes than pure stock cabinets, so you have some ‘customization’ choices.
Custom – Custom cabinets are built to the customer’s specifications, with no limitation on size, style choices, wood grade or finish. They are truly made-to-order. They may be fancy or they may be plain but the difference is that they’re made to suit your specific design requirements, in whatever size, form, color and material you can get someone to produce for you.