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How Much Value Does a Custom Kitchen Add?

Kitchens are extremely good investments and typically get anywhere from an 80 percent to 90 percent return. This means if you invest $30,000 into your kitchen, you could see$24,000 to $27,000in additional value. Of course, the more you put in, the more you’ll likely see.

Check out the costs and added value of the average kitchen remodel.

Kitchen cabinetry

custom kitchen cabinetDepending on the layout size and look of the kitchen, the cost of custom cabinetry will greatly vary. Although pricier than stock cabinets, custom built cabinetry permits you countless specifications andpossibilities in order for you to get exactly what you desire, at the highest quality. Furthermore, years down the road your cabinetry will still appear new, and if you’re planning on selling your house, custom cabinetry significantlyincreases value.

Custom versus semi-custom

semi kitchenA set of customized kitchen cabinets by a professional cabinet maker may run from $15,000 to $50,000 or more for an average size kitchen of 10’x 12’. However, the durability, quality, and precision is going to bewell worth it. One downside to customized cabinetry is that they can take a number of weeks to construct. Also, the cabinet maker might not include finishes, and a painter might need to be employed separately in order to coat the doors.

Although somewhat restricted in their options, semi-custom cabinets include a more affordable option. You may choose from an array of materials, styles, sizes, and colors, but you might be restricted to the selections provided by the manufacturer. Also, the cabinet will be mass-produced with just minor customized touch-ups, and the overall quality might be lower than customized cabinets. One set of semi-customized cabinets for a 10’ x12’ kitchen usually runs between $8,000 to $15,000. Other features such as hand-crafted finishes, glass fronts, intricate patterns, and exotic woodswill increase the expense.

Cabinets which require added specifications (such as additional drawers or shelves) or special sizes, will add to the expense. Plus, kitchens requiring special-shaped cabinetry, such as cabinets for ovens or corner cabinets, for example, will likely cost more. The type of wood material chosen also affects the cost. Usually kitchen cabinetry is made of oak, maple, or cherry.

Faceless vs. face-frame

face frame kitchenThere will include two kinds of cabinets:faceless and face-frame.Face-frame cabinets have a small border around their edges adding durability, and may be slightly shaved to fit inside a small space if needed. However, the downside is that the frame will narrow the opening size of drawers and doors. On the other hand, frameless cabinets provide more storage room, yet additionally cost a little more. In the U.S., most kitchen cabinets include face-frame cabinets.

Ready to Work With You

If you are interested in giving your kitchen a new look or you’d like to see cabinetry in another room in your home, contact American Custom Design Woodworking in Tilton, New Hampshire at 603 286 3239, or you may reach us by utilizing the easy-to-use contact form located on our Contact Us page. We will design the right cabinets in the style you specify in order to serve all of your functional requirements and aesthetic dreams.