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How to Find Kitchen Cabinets in Your Price Range

by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen Remodel

One of the initial reasons why people decide it’s time to renovate their kitchens is because their budget finally allows for such a venture. That’s why it’s important to figure out what you can afford, what you want, and how to reconcile those two things. It’s important to keep in mind that any time you undergo a renovation, you’ll likely encounter choices that compromise your budget – since kitchen cabinets are often one of the most expensive elements of a kitchen design, it’s important to establish your bottom line first to make sure you stay within your price range. In this article we’ll go over some tips on how you can find kitchen cabinets that fit your price range, but don’t sacrifice too much of your wish list.

Budget is Always the Initial Consideration

Determining a budget for your kitchen cabinets should always be the first order of business when you decide to take on such a remodeling project. Home rejuvenation costs money, and it’s no doubt that you’ve thought for a long time about how you’d like to improve your kitchen. Cabinetry is a great, cost-effective way to update a kitchen; but it’s important to have a good understanding of what determines your level of affordability. It’s important to consider the following factors when setting a budget:
  • Your home style and design – would you like to preserve the integrity of the existing design, or make significant changes to your home’s aesthetic and feel?
  • The value your home has been appraised for
  • The value your home could accrue once you install new cabinetry
  • Versatility of the cabinet design – would this be suitable and versatile enough for a range of potential new homeowners if you should sell someday?
  • Your current needs and wishes in a new kitchen design – do you need a more functional design, requiring more significant remodeling changes?

Choosing the Right Cabinets Within Your Budget

There are many different types of kitchen cabinetry that could be suitable for your kitchen desires and wishes, and it’s important to get a good understanding of what’s out there in terms of materials, design, quality, and ease of installation. Here are a few of the most popular types of kitchen cabinets that homeowners are using today:

Natural Wood Cabinetry

Natural wood cabinets are the gold standard for many home owners today, and it has remained that way for decades. Natural wood cabinets come in many different styles, finishes, and types of wood, so it’s important to consult with a professional to determine the price range you’re comfortable with.

Laminate Cabinetry

Laminate flooring and cabinetry have become significantly more popular in recent years since design and aesthetic of this material have been engineered to be more versatile. Laminate materials are usually more affordable than natural wood cabinetry, often with many similar styles and characteristics. If you’re on a tight budget, laminate cabinetry might be right for you.

Wood Veneer Cabinetry

Utilizing a combo of natural wood front pieces and more affordable composite material, these cabinets give the appearance of natural wood cabinetry but with a generally lighter price tag. They can also be more easily customized to your design preferences.

The Importance of Professional Installation

Finally making the decision to purchase new kitchen cabinetry comes with the responsibility to ensure that the job is performed once, and only once. This brings up the issue of installation, as most of the pitfalls of cabinetry affordability rest on the precision during the installation process; often jobs must be redone or fixed after-the-fact, which can drive up your budget.

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How We Can Help You

Here at Kitchen Emporium, we serve clients from all over the Southern California areas, including: the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos. We pride ourselves on helping our clients tailor their cabinetry to their own unique needs, and all the while maintaining their budget. We have access to one of the largest selections of kitchen cabinetry in the area, and we make it a point to ensure that our clients are fully satisfied with their investments. To learn more about your kitchen cabinetry options and budget setting, please contact one of our knowledgeable kitchen cabinet specialists; we are happy to set up a consultation as soon as is convenient for you.

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