It’s fairly well known that cabinets are nearly always one of the most expensive elements of a kitchen renovation. The same is not quite so true for bathrooms as many can be small and some may have none at all, but kitchens need cabinets, normally the more the better, pure and simple. In fact, they make up one of the most important style elements in a renovation and bad cabinet choices in terms of style, material and colour can make or break a kitchen design.
Cabinets in terms of styles and types vary in price and as such an important element of your new kitchen you’d want to know what the differences are so that you can make the best choice. Let’s take a look at what factors can affect the cost of kitchen cabinets.
Flat profile cabinets are usually the most cost-effective, with box or panel designs the next option. The reason is more parts or a more complicated manufacturing process. Door styles that require routing or other embellishments will also increase the cost. Functionality-wise, the more drawers you have in your kitchen, the higher the cost. Doors are cheaper as they only require hinges to mount them. Opting for soft touch (highly recommended) or built-in organisers will also up the cost.
Discussing all these elements as part of your design and budget can be done with your kitchen renovator who will be able to help you make the best choice for your needs and budget.