6 Reasons to Install Custom Kitchen Cabinets in Your Los Angeles Home
Updated: Oct 10
High-quality custom cabinetry ensures your Los Angeles, CA, kitchen is top-quality and built to last.
When starting a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles, nearly everyone’s priority is replacing the kitchen cabinets. Switching the old for the new has the power to change the appearance and functionality of your entire kitchen, making the space more user-friendly and in line with your personal style.
When replacing cabinets, you have two options: custom cabinets and semi-custom cabinets. Although the latter option is more budget-friendly, custom cabinetry in your Los Angeles, CA, kitchen is always what we recommend, if it’s in your budget. We recommend them for a number of reasons listed below.
The Difference Between Semi-Custom and Custom Cabinets
Custom cabinets are custom-built and designed to fit your specific kitchen space, style and storage needs. The options are nearly endless. You can choose different wood types, designs, finishes and hardware.
Custom cabinets are also ideal options for irregular-shaped kitchens or particular preferences for storage and functionality. Because custom cabinets are handmade, the production time is longer than semi-custom cabinets, and the price is higher. According to HGTV, custom cabinet prices range from $500-$1,200 per linear foot.
Also known as pre-fabricated or ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets, this cabinetry is pre-cut by manufacturers based on standard sizes. Semi-custom cabinets are typically pre-cut overseas and arrive ready for assembly and installation. Although they’re a more affordable option, they offer limited design and finish choices.
The Benefits of Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Custom kitchen cabinets boast several benefits:
1. Better Quality
Because custom kitchen cabinets are made by the skillful hands of trained cabinet makers instead of assembly lines, custom cabinets are simply better quality. For example, merely opening and closing them will feel very different than semi-custom cabinets. The material used for custom cabinets is typically higher quality because the wood comes from domestic organizations rather than international imports. Cabinet makers also usually use brand-name hardware, such as Blum, rather than no-name options. Equally, the custom route will look more refined and high-end.
High-quality construction also typically means a longer lifespan for your cabinets since they are better-made and constructed with higher-end materials.
3. Endless Personalization
Choosing custom cabinets enables homeowners to pay closer attention to detail. You can choose nearly every aspect of the cabinet, including wood, style, finish, door styles and hardware. You can mix and match a variety of different designs and styles to achieve your desired look.
4. Wood & Work Sourcing
Homeowners interested in wood cabinets can choose from local or domestic woods – even sustainable woods and materials – if they’re interested in having less of an environmental impact. It’s also important to note that ordering custom cabinetry supports local workers and markets.
5. More Configuration Options
Custom cabinets are optimal for kitchens with unique layouts, awkward corners or particular design preferences. Semi-custom cabinets only come in industry standard sizing, while custom cabinets can be tailored to fit any space.
6. Increased Home Value
Since well-made custom kitchen cabinets are top-of-the-line, they’ll also add to your home’s value. Alongside custom cabinetry, we recommend adding high-end appliances, tile and fixtures to create a truly high-end look that will increase the home’s equity.
The Advantages of Custom Cabinetry in Other Rooms
Custom cabinetry also offers several advantages in other rooms:
Adding custom cabinets to your home office can help you maximize storage space, add personalized touches and improve your office design.
If you’re completing a bathroom remodel, custom cabinetry is a great solution here as well. It can provide additional space, custom storage solutions and cater better to your personal style.
Custom Cabinet Makers in Los Angeles, California
Many custom cabinet makers in the Los Angeles area can transform your kitchen into a functional yet personalized space. Custom cabinet makers are typically recommended by your general contractor, who will work with the cabinet maker to create the optimal design that fulfills your vision for the kitchen.
South Land Remodeling is a highly experienced and licensed general contractor who works directly with several highly-recommended custom cabinet makers. Together, we can create the kitchen, bathroom and office of your dreams.
If you’re looking to remodel and install custom cabinetry, contact South Land Remodeling today for a free quote.