Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Get all the info you need on custom kitchen cabinets, from style options to average pricing, so you can begin designing your dream kitchen.

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

By: Sean McEvoy

There are many reasons homeowners choose custom kitchen cabinets over pre-built or semi-custom options. The configuration of a kitchen may require a custom design, the homeowner may have a very specific style in mind, or the options for semi-custom cabinets locally available may be limited. If custom kitchen cabinets are in your plans, you'll want to keep a few helpful hints in mind.

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Retro Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Colors and Finishes

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Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Repainting Kitchen Cabinets Blue

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Black Kitchen Cabinets

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Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors

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Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets

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Stainless Steel Kitchen Cabinets

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Red Kitchen Cabinets

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Green Kitchen Cabinets

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Orange and Gray Eclectic Kitchen


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Country Style Kitchen with Recycled Cabinets

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Kitchen Cabinet Designers

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French Country Cabinets in Kitchen

Dark Wood Kitchen Cabinets With Patterned Backsplash

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Cherry Kitchen Cabinets

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Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets

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Semi Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Tall Kitchen Cabinets


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Contemporary Kitchen With Bamboo Cabinetry

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Craftsman Style Cabinets

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Cottage Style Cabinets

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Midcentury Modern Cabinets


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European Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Kitchen Classic Cabinets

Kitchen With Green Tile Backsplash

Kitchen Wall Cabinets

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Modern Gray Bamboo Kitchen Cabinets

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Modern White Kitchen Cabinets


Replacement Kitchen Cabinets

Open Kitchen Cabinets

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Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

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Oak Kitchen Cabinets

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Mission Style Kitchen Cabinets

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Contemporary Kitchen with Stock Cabinets

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New Kitchen Cabinets

Distressed Kitchen Cabinets

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Contemporary Kitchen Frosted Glass Cabinets

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Pine Kitchen Cabinets

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Rustic Kitchen Cabinets


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White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Brown Kitchen with Unfinished Cabinets

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New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

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Transitional Kitchen With Classic Wood Cabinets

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Old Kitchen Cabinets

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White Modern Kitchen with Small Cabinets

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White Kitchen Cabinets


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Wood Kitchen Cabinets

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Corner Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen Cabinet Door Handles and Knobs

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First, make sure you have a plan. Planning custom kitchen cabinets can now be done easily online, using a variety of planning tools available from large home design and home improvement retailers. The last thing you want to do is show up at the carpenter's without an idea of the style, design and layout you want for your kitchen cabinets, so be sure to do this homework up front.

One of the chief concerns when considering custom kitchen cabinets is price. By far, custom cabinets are the priciest option—with semi-stock and stock cabinets both generally costing much less. There are ways to make sure you don't go over budget on custom cabinets, though, including focusing on essential design elements and cutting out extras like glazing, intricate word working or specialty storage features. And when you're budgeting, be sure to price out the cost of labor, and round up—cabinets can often run over scope and over budget due to unforeseen installation issues or incremental additions to the job.

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