Choosing the right kitchen cabinet

Published 01/31 2014 10:02AM

Updated 01/31 2014 04:53PM

Kitchen cabinets can be a sizable investment, taking a few actions before making your selection can make the process easier and help ensure you'll get the best results. 

-         Explore cabinet styles and become familiar with the different types of designs and cabinets available.

-         Use the Home Depot's How to Measure guide to measure your kitchen and draw up a floor plan so you'll need how many and                 the approximate dimensions.

-         Set a budget.

-         Review your floor plan and budget with a Home Depot Kitchen Designer, who can help you find the perfect cabinets to fit 
          your kitchen, lifestyle, and budget. The consult is free. 

Types of Cabinets at a glance:

- STOCK: These cabinets offer economical pricing, a wide range of standard sizes, styles, and finished are often available the same day or within a few days of purchase.
Stock cabinets typically offer some options for specialty functions, and can be an ideal solution for projects with limited budgets. They are often built in widths
of 3" increments ranging from 12" - 60 " wide. Stand heights range from 30" with above - stone cabinets in heights of 12" - 18".

- SEMI-CUSTOM: These cabinets offer more flexible options for storage, design and style as well as a wider selection of wood and finish choices. Semi-custom cabinets offer more
functionality, with enhancements such as pull out shelves, lazy Susans, and vertical dividers, to name a few. They usually require a longer lead time for delivery
and are priced in the mid-range. Available sizes are typically the same as those for stock cabinets.

- CUSTOM: These cabinets are constructed by hand to fit your kitchen to your specifications. Custom cabinets make use of all available space and are an ideal solution
when non standard sizes are needed to fit irregular shaped spaces. Delivery time can take up to nine or more weeks, depending on the cabinet's maker
schedule. The more expensive of the three options, they typically feature high quality materials and construction features. Custom cabinets can be built in
increments of 1/32. Price varies based on size, material and options.

Free Home Depot Workshops this weakened:
Kids workshop - "Building a wooden race car" - Sat, Feb 1 9am - 12pm
All kids, parents, grandparents, etc. welcome.

20% off on all in-stock cabinets ends Sun Feb 2nd.

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