If you want to sell your home for top dollar, you need to differentiate yourself from the pack and they are the best way. Think about it: what rooms do you spend the most time? The living room, bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen are the main answers. And out of those, only two—the living room and bedroom—allow for decoration and customization with furniture. So, when tasked with differentiating yourself, choose the kitchen as it is the largest room without furniture!
Custom Made Kitchen Cabinets
The biggest upgrade you can do is to ditch the construction-grade kitchen cabinets. They are not ugly, but they are boring and commonly poorly constructed. The cabinet doors tend to sag over time, the counter top has no personality, and interior wood looks cheap. They do not age well and can be a turnoff for potential buyers. Thus, if you are renovating your home with the hopes of selling it, upgrading those cabinets should be high on your to-do list.
Custom made kitchen cabinets can create the wow factor needed to convince a home buyer to purchase your home. Due to their very nature, custom build kitchen cabinets are custom, meaning you choose the wood, the counter top material, the tile, and the dimensions. Wood choices can range from laminate, solid wood, or imported woods—such as Peruvian walnut. The counter top material can range from traditional choices like granite or quartz, or it can range from non-traditional materials like concrete or stainless steel. And the dimensions can include anything crown modelling, an island, a floor to ceiling pantry, and so much more. You no longer need to design your kitchen layout around the same boring format.
Cost of Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Custom built kitchen cabinets are not necessarily as expensive as you may have thought. Because you can choose all of the materials involved, you have immense control over the cabinet budget. According to HGTV, custom cabinets can range from $500-$1200 per foot. To unpack some of those costs, counter tops can range from $50-$500 per square foot, wood can range from $40-$70. Add labor, finishing, and markups relating to dimensional decisions on top of that, and you have the general breakdown for the anticipated cost of custom kitchen cabinets.
While not the cheapest by any means, custom built kitchen cabinets are the highest quality cabinets available on the market. They can pull the home together and drive home buyers to say those coveted words: we want this home!