Cabinet Prices Vary Part 2
Cabinet prices change radically depending on which options a designer adds or takes out of a kitchen plan. Finished sides, toe kicks, and molding can make cabinet prices jump from affordable to insane with just a few clicks of your kitchen designers mouse. Here are some explanations of different features that affect cabinet prices.
In Part 1 I talked about Some of the different things affecting cabinet prices. II covered wood species, finished sides, and cabinet hardware. In this article, I’ll cover cabinet finishes, cabinet box construction, and some other things that almost always raise cabinet prices. Starting right off…
Kitchen Cabinet Finishes Cabinet Finishes can have a radical effect on cabinet prices. Glazes, solid colors, and distressed (pre-abused) finishes can add up to 40% to the cabinet prices. How much depends on which manufacturer. Another door feature that affects cabinet prices is how intricate the inner part of stiles and rails is. The better a door is suited to take a glaze (more crevices) regardless of whether or not you actually get a glaze, the more expensive the door is.
Kitchen Cabinet Box Construction Cabinet prices are also higher or lower depending on how the box is made. Particleboard (furnitureboard, if you prefer that term) is less expensive than plywood. Real wood sides are usually more expensive than either.
Other Cabinet Upgrades Some other things to watch out for are recessed toe kicks, molding (you’d be surprised how much this can affect cabinet prices), home delivery, roll trays rather than regular adjustable shelves, and finished interiors. Keep an eye on your kitchen designer and make sure these small changes don’t make your cabinet prices soar out of reach.