One misconception is that semi-custom cabinets lack true customization options. While yes, fully custom cabinets offer the most degree of customization, there are still plenty of customization options available for semi-custom. Customization is important because it results in increased functionality and efficiency of your space. It improves storage accessibility and reduces the number of fillers and ‘dead space.’
When using stock cabinets, standardized dimensions and styles may not fit a kitchen space perfectly, which creates a need for fillers between cabinets. With semi-custom cabinetry, you have more flexibility with sizes and dimensions, reducing the need for extra fillers, and creating a cleaner, more uniform appearance.
Another fallacy revolves around durability – some may mistakenly believe that semi-custom cabinets sacrifice sturdiness for customization. However, many semi-custom options utilize high-quality materials and construction techniques akin to fully custom cabinets. In fact, you can find semi-custom cabinets made from durable materials like plywood or solid wood, ensuring they stand up to daily use. Your Dean Cabinetry designer will guide you through material selection to choose the best semi-custom cabinet line for your specific project.
Lastly, some believe they might not be worth the cost savings. While they offer a more budget-friendly alternative to fully custom designs, they don’t compromise on quality or style. With the flexibility to choose finishes and features that matter most to you, you’re essentially investing in cabinets that not only enhance your living space but also align with your financial considerations. There are situations in which custom may make more sense for your kitchen than semi-custom, and your designer will be sure to go over the options with you, so you end up with the best value cabinetry for your space.