Custom Does Not Equal Quality in the Cabinet World

Some people view custom-made products as the end-all, be-all. Time and time again, we see people spend more money than they have to because they want a high-quality piece and they think custom is the only way to get it. In reality, custom does not always equal better quality, especially when it comes to cabinets. Cabinet quality is determined by materials and craftsmanship, not by a single six-letter adjective on the label. While there is a time and place for going the custom route, the majority of shoppers can find exactly what they want out of the stock assortment.

So if you’re looking for quality, you don’t have to look very far. Home Surplus specializes in ready-to-go, high-quality solid wood kitchen cabinets and bath vanities. Quality is just one piece of the puzzle, though. Here’s a look at more benefits stock cabinets have to offer you and your home.

  • 1. Stock cabinets offer excellent quality

Well-crafted, long-lasting cabinets usually boast solid wood frames with thick plywood sides, backs and bottoms. They’ll also have strong, attractive joints, such as dovetail joints, and durable hinges. For the doors and drawer fronts, look for solid hardwood construction and smooth, seamless craftsmanship. And for added quality, the cabinets might have such features as soft-close, full-extension drawer slides and adjustable shelving. These are all things that make up a great cabinet, and you can find all of them in stock options.

  • 2. It’s faster to use stock cabinets

The thing with custom cabinetry is that it can take several months for it to be built and shipped to you. Stock cabinets, however, may only take a few days. You can simply walk into the store, pick out what you like and be on your way. Because kitchens and bathrooms are both vital areas of the home and are used every single day, it’s best to get the install done sooner rather than later.

  • 3. There are so many styles to choose from

You don’t have to worry about sacrificing style when you choose stock cabinets. Home Surplus carries 50+ different styles, ranging from the most traditional types all the way to the most recent trends. With such a large selection, it’s easy to find the designs, colors and features that you love. Plus, you can take style a step further with the addition of decorative items, like glass doors and wine racks.

  • 4. You can get the dimensions you need

Stock cabinets come in a variety of different options and sizes. Even if your kitchen has unusual dimensions, there’s almost always something in stock that can get the job done. There’s so much flexibility with stock, in fact, that it almost feels like you are customizing them in a way. For example, with the Aberdeen Kitchen Cabinets, you can choose from base cabinets, corner cabinets, sink bases, drawer bases, appliance cabinets, tall cabinets, angled cabinets, bridge cabinets, fillers and so much more, all available in various heights and widths.

  • 5. Stock cabinets cost significantly less

Custom-built cabinets are always more expensive than the stock available in store. You’ll go from paying a couple hundred dollars per linear foot, to a couple thousand. Home renovation projects are already costly enough, so always take advantage of areas where you can save.

See What’s In Stores Today

All in all, if you’re shopping for new cabinets, don’t discount what the stock selection has to offer. If you’d like to see what’s available at Home Surplus, you’re welcome to browse our kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities online, or stop into either our Keyport or Bellmawr, NJ locations for in-store assistance.