Types of Cabinets

There are many different kinds of cabinets from which to choose. Choosing the type of cabinet you need depends on a few factors: function of the cabinet, location, décor, and budget. Considering all of these factors can be a bit overwhelming. Here is a brief explanation of the types of cabinets available.


Ready-to-Assemble cabinets are exactly that. They are budget-friendly and easy to assemble. These cabinets are a great option for a multi-purpose room or a dorm room. They can be relocated or removed when no longer needed. Though they have made many improvements in recent years to the overall aesthetic of RTA cabinets, styles and color choices are still fairly limited.

Stock Cabinets

These cabinets are your most affordable choice. Stock cabinets are manufactured in bulk which allows for the lower price tag. They offer an array of choices to suit your décor. They are also quite durable and are designed to stand the test of time. Due to the fact that stock cabinets are manufactured in mass quantities, there are few options to customize. If you don’t need a custom fit or décor, stock cabinets can be an excellent and affordable option.

Semi-Custom Cabinets

Semi-custom cabinets are constructed after you place the order. You will be able to choose from an assortment of designs and there is far more freedom available in size, shape or customization of the cabinet. Unlike stock cabinets and RTA’s, you have the ability to customize drawers and holders as well. Depending on your project, these options may be essential to the functionality of the rooms and its cabinetry

Custom Cabinets

The Holy Grail of Cabinetry! The biggest and most obvious benefit of custom cabinetry is the seemingly endless possibilities of design choices. There really are very few rules when designing your own cabinetry and functionality is only one consideration. You must consider the designer or cabinet maker, the material, the color, the style and ultimately, your artistic aesthetic. The only drawbacks to custom cabinetry are price and time. It will take time to discuss with your cabinet maker the best use of space, the style, the material used and then to draw up the plans. In addition, because this cabinetry is specific to your needs and not mass produced, the price will increase based on materials and labor. However, with the right materials and a skilled craftsman on your side, you can have amazing cabinets that last a lifetime.