When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, there are a lot of variables that come into play. How will it look? How should it function? What brands do you select? The list goes on, but rest assured your designer will help you answer all these questions. When it comes to cabinetry, however, you’ll want to be sure that you select the best cabinetry for your space and budget, as well as for the timeframe of your project. Depending on whether you choose stock, custom, or from the many options in between (a broad category often referred to as semi-custom), it could take anywhere from 1 day to 12 weeks to receive your cabinet delivery – and that’s not including the time for installation. Knowing your budget, options and timeline upfront can help prepare you to make the best selection.
“Many big box retailers sell popular stock kitchen cabinets you can take home and have installed in a single day,” states Yahoo Voices. These cabinets are often most cost effective too, but can be very limited in terms of style and size options, making it difficult to install these cabinets in irregular size kitchens. This can be challenging for older homes, and sometimes end up costing more to modify the space to fit the cabinetry.
Custom cabinetry on the other hand is a great solution for irregular size spaces because the cabinets can be built to fit the specific space, rather than having to adjust the space to fit the cabinetry. “However custom cabinets are almost always more expensive and take longer to receive than stock cabinets. Some custom cabinetry can take 12 weeks to receive and install,” states Yahoo.
According to HGTV, “semi-custom cabinets really are the best option for homeowners looking for a little creative freedom and flexibility without spending the time and money on full customization. Modifications in door styles, interiors, hardware and accessories allow individualized looks with less lead-time than custom cabinets.”
Merillat Cabinetry offers many built-to-order (or semi-custom) cabinet options, with our Merillat Classic® product line offering one of the fastest delivery times in the industry. In fact, many Merillat Classic cabinets ship from our factory in as little as 5 days from the time your order is received. In addition, the Merillat Classic product line allows you to build a space that works specifically for your needs and your life, with many options to choose from including Lazy Susans, roll out trays, waste basket cabinets, drawer organizers and so much more! With 9 different door styles in 15 unique finishes that ship in 5 days, 9 additional door styles in 34 finishes that ship in 10 days, decorative hardware, molding options, and multiple sizes to choose from – you’re sure to find the style that fits your space and budget, and a delivery time that will knock your socks off.