In the world of kitchen cabinets you often hear the term semi-custom cabinetry. This term can be very confusing as it contains the world “custom” within it. To most of us this would seem to denote that the cabinets being installed in your kitchen are unique in that they have been built from scratch just for your kitchen. This would indicate that you were able to choose the types of wood, the style, hardware, and finish for your new cabinets.
Not Quite the Same
If you were ordering full custom cabinetry this would be the case, but it is not so when you are buying semi-custom cabinetry. Here you place your order requesting specific sizes of cabinets. The company you order from will go out to their warehouse where they select your new cabinets from a range of premade boxes that match your particular needs. It is at this point that they turn these basic boxes into the cabinet designs you have in mind.
Making Your Cabinets Fit Your Needs
In order to turn the basic kitchen cabinets into a completed product that matches your order, the company will then install the custom fronts, doors, and hardware. You still get to choose the type of wood being used for the face and doors as well as the finish to be applied. The company will be able to stain or paint your new cabinets to complement or match your kitchen décor.
Because you are ordering semi-custom cabinetry in this manner it is very important that you take the time to ensure you get your order right the first time. Most of these companies do not offer any type of free exchange programs. On the off chance you are not happy with the final result, unless it is a matter of craftsmanship or defective products, you will have to pay for any changes you want made such as color or style.