Stock Kitchen Cabinets

Consider stock kitchen cabinets as an option for an economical kitchen design.

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Custom kitchen cabinets require a significant investment to design and build; refinishing them can increase labor costs. One way to keep your renovation on budget in spite of these factors is to use stock kitchen cabinets.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel

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Tuscan Style Kitchen

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Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

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Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Red Kitchen Cabinets

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White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

Black and White Kitchen

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Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

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Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

Contemporary Kitchen

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Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

White Cabinets

Stock kitchen cabinets are a more affordable cabinet option. True to their name, they're usually in stock and ready to take home from cabinet specialty or home improvement stores; this makes them popular among many home renovators. They are sold either fully assembled or ready to assemble, so that many DIYers are able to personally install them, thus reducing labor costs.

While once considered a less attractive cabinet option, improvements in materials and technology have made stock kitchen cabinets more durable and attractive. Particleboard and laminates are two examples of contemporary and more affordable materials used to make stock cabinets. To mimic the look of real wood cabinets on a budget, homeowners can buy stock cabinets made of particleboard for the cabinet base and interiors, while featuring natural wood doors.

Many stock cabinet showrooms allow you to pick custom stock cabinets that can work in the footprint of your kitchen. As with custom cabinets, you are able to choose from a range of standard features to customize your cabinet look. Stock cabinet doors come in many different styles: flat, raised, paneled, and Shaker are common examples. This variety allows you to create a traditional or modern kitchen, or whichever variant in between fits best with your style aesthetic.

One potential drawback of stock kitchen cabinets is that they come in standard sizes, so the choices you have can be somewhat limited. If you have a uniquely shaped kitchen space, stock cabinets may not fit and could be ruled out as an option. Also, older homes may not have level floors or walls, so standard-sized cabinets may measure accurately in the showroom but not fit exactly once they arrive at your home. Stock cabinets generally come 36 inches tall, so if you want taller cabinets, stock cabinets might not work for you. They also don't usually come with extras such as crown molding or hardware. Adding these features is possible, but doing so will add to the overall cost of the project.

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