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What is custom cabinetry and what makes it special?

Whenever you watch shows about house remodeling and flipping houses, it is very common to hear the term “custom cabinets” or custom cabinetry. Maybe at this point, you are remodeling or planning on remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, or maybe you are just plain curious about cabinets. Have you ever wondered what is custom cabinetry? Let’s dig deep what is custom cabinetry and what makes it special.

Custom cabinetry is the term used for building cabinets to fit a specific requirement to the area that it will be used. It is meant to follow every specification, design, and detail that is provided by the buyer. This is typically used for kitchens that do not follow the standard. It can be because the kitchen is too small or too big that the norm. In general, base cabinets and pantry cabinets are 24 to 36 inches deep, while upper cabinets are anywhere from 12 to 18 inches deep. Base cabinets are typically 34.5 to 36 inches tall while upper cabinets or overhead cabinets are 30 inches tall. Pantry cabinets are also 84 to 96 inches high. In cases where your cabinet requirements do not fall to this standard measurements, custom cabinetry might be the way for you.

So what is the benefits of custom cabinetry? Let us break it down.


Custom cabinetry allows you or your designer flexibility. From the material, color, design, pattern, and style, you will be able to get what you want and have it built as you envisioned it. Sizes are also one of the most common to customized. You can adjust the cabinets to be too wide or too narrow, depending on your preference and space requirement. You can also make it perfectly fit your appliances such as your refrigerator, stove, and microwave. Custom cabinetry is basically the cabinet of your dreams.


Since it is custom, you can end up having a one of a kind cabinet. If it is not, then it will be rare to find a cabinet that will look exactly the same as yours. This will definitely boost your pride for your kitchen or bathroom cabinets.


Due to the rarity of your cabinets, it will help improve the value of your house. It goes both on monetary and appeal. For the situation where you are seeing to sell your house in the future, custom cabinetry is a very good selling point and provide additional dollar value to your home.

Sounds good right? But there are also some difficulties going with custom cabinetry. These are:

  • Uncertainty. Since this is custom, you can only see the final product once your cabinet maker is done building your custom cabinetry. Unlike stock cabinets where you will be able to see the cabinets you are buying prior to purchase, in custom cabinetry, you will be purchasing or entering to a contract without seeing what you are paying for. That is why you have to make your due diligence in looking for the right cabinet maker for you.
  • Time-consuming. As with everything else that is custom-made, custom cabinetry takes time to finish. The length of waiting depends on how extensive is the work needed in your cabinets and how many cabinets are being made. Time is also greatly affected by the capability of the cabinet maker you choose so it is important that you choose wisely.
  • Expensive. It goes without saying, custom cabinetry is way expensive compared to stock cabinets or Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) cabinets. To estimate, you will spend typically $60 to $100 per linear foot for stock cabinets. In custom cabinetry, it can cost anywhere between $500 to $1200 per linear foot. There is also semi-custom cabinets which are stock cabinets with extra detailing option. This semi-custom cabinetry can cost $100 to $650 per linear foot.

If you are looking for cabinets, we at Casa amazona are the people to call. We have a wide range of cabinet choices with every design and style to choose from. We are proud dealers of quality brand cabinets such as Diamond, Homecrest, Huntington Brass, Omega Cabinetry, Aristokraft Cabinetry, Waypoint Living Spaces, Crystal, Zline Kitchen and Bath, and Decora. You can visit us at and we will definitely help you find the cabinets doors that will suit your budget and needs. Our showroom is located at 45331 Division St. Lancaster, CA 93535. You can also call us toll-free at (866) 960-9556 or email us at

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