Much like the vehicle you drive daily, cabinets come in a vast array of choices for consumers to find the best fit. We all want the Lamborghini of cabinetry, yet understand that different budgets are best met with appropriate expenditures. Placing top-of-the-line custom cabinets in your studio apartment, for example, may not be worth it!
Georgia homeowners looking to enhance the beauty of their kitchen without the high cost have a variety of strategies that should prove to be worth every penny. Detail Design & Remodeling is proud to be your trusted source for kitchen cabinet refacing in Atlanta, Dunwoody, and beyond. Our home remodeling contractors and woodworkers have years of experience in delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients, and we’re excited to infuse your home with cost-effective visuals that can transform the entire space.
For some homeowners, complete cabinet replacement may prove to be the smartest choice. Today, we’ll highlight highlight three tiers of cabinet options that provide different benefits at varying price points. We’ll also give a base estimate on the price per foot, giving you a better idea of price if you measure how many feet are taken up by your existing cabinets. If you’re ready to begin your home renovation project, be sure to contact our contractors for a complete quote today!
BUDGET CABINETS – $
Those looking for functionality over beauty can benefit greatly from an array of stock cabinet options. Whether you want a full system ready to install to save time or a DIY assembly to save additional costs, stock cabinets are now available with serious choices. Enhanced moisture protection, frameless construction, fancy hardware styles, and other enhancements are all available in certain models to give shoppers what they want without the steep price tag.
Keep in mind, though, that these cabinet improvements are only available in small amounts, as higher quality tends to reflect with higher prices. Beyond the basic construction, don’t expect the best performance at this price point. Many boxes and fronts are comprised of particleboard or fiberboard. Less costs also limit the full range of design options for your kitchen cabinets, so be ready to settle if you had one finish in mind.
Affordable cabinets are great for those that need the basics to function, but the quality of these cabinets are often limiting. If you plan on truly enhancing your space, give our home remodeling contractors a call to see how we can infuse the most quality for your budget!
Cost: About $75 per linear foot
MID-LEVEL CABINETS – $$
Those still mindful of their budget but ready to invest in long-term quality can benefit from installing midline cabinetry in their Atlanta homes. Taking the next step to this tier can open up a much wider range of styles and finishes for you to choose from. Often featuring visible full-wood frames, mid-level cabinets strive to balance luxury with affordability. While you are typically left with pre-made boxes and doors, remember that these options often come with an assortment of moldings, trim, and material choices, as well as a medley of hardware and accessory options for a customized finish.
Investing more money into your kitchen cabinets does not mean that they will automatically be better. Midline cabinets vary greatly in terms of quality, with some featuring durable plywood while others are comprised of particleboard. Homeowners that fail to do their research may end up with cabinets that are simply not what they wanted. Be sure to do your research before making a purchase!
Consumers hoping to step up in terms of quality can find a lot of purchasing power at this level, but be wary of finding a product that sounds too good to be true. As always, Detail Design & Remodeling is here and happy to help!
Cost: $150+ per foot
PREMIUM CABINETS – $$$
Homeowners looking to take full control over the luxury and design of their kitchens can benefit from the top-of-the-line cabinets. You can control the texture, finish, material, width, hardware, and more to ensure a truly customized fit. The higher cost of this price point can be attributed to the higher quality of materials used in construction, providing better outcomes over the lifetime of your cabinets. Premium cabinets often allow for more design versatility as well, functioning in numerous formats that can be customized to your floor plan.
Every aspect of your premium cabinets will prove to be beneficial, with only one real downside — the price. It can prove hard to acquire the proper financing needed to complete a top-notch cabinet project. If you decide to introduce custom cabinets, this price can go even higher!
Cost: Starting at about $450 per foot
Alternative Choice: Go With Cabinet Refacing
If your existing system does not look that bad after decades of quality use, you may be able to update them for years of future beauty. Regardless of the materials, our home remodeling pros can step in and reface or refinish your kitchen cabinets, providing a quality veneer that protects your boxes while delivering an aesthetic beauty to the fronts, transforming your kitchen in the process.
Detail Design & Remodeling is proud to be Atlanta’s cabinet refacing experts. Our team of experienced home renovators will work hard to deliver the best results for your Georgia home, providing old-world craftsmanship and peace of mind every step of the way.