Custom cabinets are a great option for any home, especially houses with weird angles or measurements that stock cabinets just won’t accommodate. Semicustom cabinets are more of a middle ground, but they still don’t afford all the options that fully custom cabinets do.
Cabinet materials range from solid wood—the most popular choice—to medium-density fiberboard to plywood to metal. Different woods vary in quality and price and can provide an aesthetic that doesn’t tend to fade in and out with the trends. Plywood and particleboard tend to be a step up in quality from solid wood. But if your kitchen is more contemporary and has more typical measurements, steel cabinets might save you money compared to the other styles.
Depending on the look you want for your cabinets, you might consider wood veneer, laminate or Thermofoil finishes, a new stain or paint, or refacing the cabinets. Door styles include full and partial overlays and inset cabinet doors. Get a local Best Pick to help you with design advice and installation.