Enhancing the Value of Your House with Custom, Semi-Custom and Stock Cabinets

The recent downturn in global economy has persuaded many Americans to think that selling the house is a wise decision. Though we are not economists, neither will we pretend to be, we think that this opportunity can be taken to redesign our houses, more importantly our kitchens in such a manner that buyers feel like paying a handsome price if we ever have to put the house up for sale.


We believe, an effective way to enhance the looks and functionality of the kitchen is to buy new cabinets or renovate the old ones. If your kitchen cabinets are good enough to serve you longer, then a simple refinishing job will do the trick. However, for those of you who have a dilapidated and worn out cabinetry, you may want to read what we have to say about it.



Never shy away from buying new kitchen cabinets, you will find quite a handful of appealing options that are well within your financial prowess.  Have a look at some of the affluent kitchen and home magazines to get a good idea about the latest trends and what you can add to your kitchen décor. But before you proceed, update your knowledge regarding the types of cabinets that are available.


Cabinet Varieties


You can order a fully assembled kitchen cabinet or prefer the stock versions. These are available in a wide range of prices and shapes. Pre-assembled and ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets are good options which will save you some money and give you all the functionality. Bob Villa is a good place to start looking; you can also rake through the Internet and find some interesting cabinets for your kitchen.



The American standard for cabinets is 34 ½ inches tall, 24 inches in depth and the edges are ¾ of an inch thick. These are available in semi customized versions and the cabinet manufacturers will let you have your wish if you want to add extra accessories.  If you want some suggestion regarding the measurement of your kitchen cabinets, walk into Home Depot and you will have all the information you want.



It is preferable to let professionals fit everything in place. Ask for a deadline regarding the completion of your order, normally it takes somewhere between a month and three to get the cabinets ready to install.

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