Cabinets are a major cost
point for any remodeling project. There
is a wide variety of options available and infinite
number of variables. GSP restoration provides
a wide range of services to assist the homeowner
in the, design, selection, installation of cabinets
to meet our customers budget requirements.
In considering your cabinet selection there
are three general categories. These choices
are referred to as stock, semi-custom, or custom.
Stock means just what it says. Usually available
through a network of cabinet dealers or home
improvement centers, these are cabinets that
are produced in large quantities on a mass production
scale. Large quantities of cabinet parts that
are always the same size are stock piled by
the manufacturer so cabinets can be assembled
This type of cabinet is only available in certain
sizes with no modifications allowed to the cabinets
available in the product range. Some suppliers
even stock the stock sizes so you can go to
the store and pick out enough cabinets and trim
pieces to build your kitchen immediately. The
advantages here are availability and cost.
Semi-custom defines a stock line of cabinets
where the manufacturer will make simple modifications
to cabinets at the time of production. These
modifications are usually limited to height,
depth, and width adjustments. A semi-custom
line may also offer more trim and molding options
to finish the project with, and there may even
be a few more finishes available as well.
Custom to me should mean just that. Draw a picture
and we will make it! However, you will have
a hard time finding cabinet sources that define
custom this way. If you do, be prepared to pay
a hefty price. In the world of manufactured
cabinetry, custom can mean anything from slight
modifications such as the semi custom description
to anything you want.
Almost every manufacturer starts out with a
basic product line offering cabinets in standard
sizes. When modifications are made such as height,
depth, & width changes, the cabinetry becomes
custom. Most custom manufacturers will have
a much greater selection of finish options,
trims, and cabinet storage configurations available
Locally built cabinets are another option. You
will find a wide range of quality, price, and
options available. The most common reason to
buy cabinets from a large manufacturer is the
quality of the finish. The advantage of using
a local shop is availability. If a problem occurs,
it is a much faster source for required parts
to resolve the problem.
Do not be swayed by the word custom. The definition
of this word is in the mind of the beholder.
There have been many award-winning beautiful
projects completed using stock cabinets.
GSP Restoration provides a cost effective solution
to each project. Our customer can visualize
their specific project outcome through our use
of software rendering.