Custom, Semi-Custom Or Stock?

Wholesale Kitchens offers Custom, Semi-Custom, and Stock Cabinetry for any room in your home or office and our 2020 Design software lets you visualize the finished product, so you know exactly what you can expect, and you get exactly what you want.

We know that remodeling projects can be stressful, understanding the pros and cons of each alternative can go a long way towards relieving that stress.

Stock Cabinets

Stock cabinets are mass produced and ready to ship when ordered, but this does not necessarily mean they are low quality, it just means that you have a limited selection of door styles, finishes, and colors.

They come in standard sizes and configurations, typically in a range of styles and finishes to suit various tastes and budgets. Stock cabinets are often the most affordable option for kitchen or bathroom remodeling projects, but they may have limited customization options compared to semi-custom or custom cabinets. Despite this limitation, stock cabinets can still offer decent quality and functionality, making them a popular choice for many homeowners.

Stock Cabinets come in standard widths (from 9" to 48" in 3” increments) and depths (12" for wall cabinets and 24" for oven, base, and utility cabinets).

Pros – Stock Cabinets are the most affordable and they offer the fastest lead times.

Cons – No customization possible.

Semi-Custom Cabinets

Semi-Custom Cabinets give you limited customization possibilities, but many find this little bit of extra flexibility to be all they needed in the first place. Like with Stock Cabinets, Semi-Custom Cabinets are available in different qualities.

Semi-custom cabinets offer a middle ground between stock and fully custom cabinets. Like stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets are pre-made, but they offer more flexibility in terms of design and customization options.

While semi-custom cabinets may cost more than stock cabinets due to their increased flexibility and customization options, they are often more affordable than fully custom cabinets. This makes them a popular choice for homeowners who want some level of personalization without the higher price tag of fully custom cabinetry.

Standard widths (from 9" to 48") still apply, but you can adjust in 1” increments rather than 3”. The depths can be adjusted per the manufacturer’s guidelines and you can resize cabinet drawers and doors.

Semi-Custom Cabinets are available in a wide range of stains, paints and glazes including specialty finishing techniques like distressing. You can also add roll-out shelves, door racks, and organizing inserts as well as embellishments like crown molding and cabinet legs.

Pros – You have more design choices without the cost or lead time of custom cabinets.

Cons – The cost and lead times are greater than those of stock cabinets.

Custom Cabinets

With nearly endless design possibilities, if you can dream it, we can build it.

Custom cabinets are tailor-made cabinetry units that are built to the exact specifications and requirements of the homeowner. Unlike stock or semi-custom cabinets, which come in pre-set sizes and configurations, custom cabinets are designed and crafted from scratch to fit the specific dimensions and style preferences of the space they will inhabit.

Custom Cabinets are completely bespoke, so you can choose your wood, finish, hardware, and embellishments, and you’re not limited by standard widths and depths.

When choosing custom cabinets, you will work with our designer who will collaborate with you to create a design that meets your needs and aesthetic preferences. This may include choosing the type of wood, finishes, hardware, and any special features or accessories.

Custom cabinets offer the highest level of flexibility and personalization, allowing homeowners to maximize storage space, optimize functionality, and achieve a truly unique look for their kitchen, bathroom, or any other area requiring cabinetry. However, they are also the most expensive option due to the labor-intensive nature of their construction and the premium materials used.

Pros - Endless design possibilities.

Cons – Higher cost and longer lead times.

Call (941) 822-8720 to get started on your free quote. We’ll walk you through our hassle-free design process from start to finish.