Cost-Benefit Evaluating Your Options

Over the last century, remodeling the kitchen has become a very popular project, not only because the kitchen has become a very important room for the owners, but because it also increases the real estate value of the property. The professionals at Aspen Kitchens Inc. understand this and strive to bring modern, and classic design elements to quality remodel projects. Kitchen cabinets are possibly the most expensive part of a new kitchen, and so, they have evolved to provide maximum effectiveness at a minimum cost. This evolution has left us with a wide range of options in quality, uniqueness, and prices, which means there really are cabinets out there for everyone.

A long time ago, there was no choice but to hire a carpenter and have your cabinets custom made. The carpenter would come in, measure your kitchen, and build the cabinets. If you wanted a relatively low price, you would have to settle for a cheap material or an inexperienced carpenter. Thankfully today there are other options if you are interested in cutting costs. Of course, if the cost is not really a problem, custom cabinets are the best way to satisfy both your needs and your taste. Getting the job done should take about a month and a half, but it is very well worth it.

In the 90s Semi-Custom cabinets became popular, although these were around since the 70s. Unlike custom cabinets, they are not made by your local carpenter, but by a more centralized operation. This requires some level of standardization, so these cabinets come in increments of 3 inches, up to 36 inches. It will also take about six weeks to get these installed, because they have to be delivered, but they are a more cost-effective option.

I you want to cut costs even further, you might want to look for a Local Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) Retailer. These cabinets will be somewhere between 30 and 50 percent cheaper than semi-custom cabinets, because shipping, storage and packing is obviously less expensive for these. Although you will have limited options when it comes to the design—and this might not be a problem to some people—getting the cabinets installed in your kitchen takes considerably less time. Additionally, the low cost should not be associated with low quality; you should keep in mind that the cost cuts come from an effective distribution system, and not poor-quality materials.

Now you also have the option of looking for an Online Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) Retailer, for which you don’t have to even leave home. In fact, you could stand in your kitchen and picture how it would look, as you consider different styles of cabinets.

The perspective and training of a professional designer would benefit your home and your wallet, so call today to schedule a consultation and begin the remodel of your dreams!