Renovating your kitchen is typically a great way to increase the property value of your home. By updating your kitchen with new kitchen cabinets and modern features such as under cabinet lighting and glass cabinet doors, you can significantly increase the value of your home.
With kitchen cabinetry taking up a significant portion of many kitchen renovation budgets, it is worth spending the time to look at the best option for your home. As mentioned in another article, you have the option of choosing stock cabinets, semi-custom and custom kitchen cabinetry. While pre-fab cabinets will be the cheaper option, every homeowner has unique needs that cannot be easily filled with the standardized, cookie-cutter features. And unfortunately, due to some common misconceptions about custom-built kitchen cabinets, many people fail to fully explore their options.
One misconception about custom kitchen cabinets is that they have to be built with solid wood, which makes them very expensive for the average home owner. At Millo Kitchens and Baths, we custom manufacture kitchen cabinets with the choice of solid wood cabinets or MDF (medium-density fibreboard) material. Solid wood kitchen cabinets are sturdy, built-to-last, and beautiful due to its wood grain surface. Solid wood cabinets, however, are expensive. MDF kitchen cabinets is a composite material made from recycled wood fibers and resin, pressed to produce a high-quality, durable material. Click here to learn about the 4 main differences between solid wood custom cabinets vs MDF cabinets.
At Millo Kitchens and Baths, we custom manufacture kitchen cabinets that uniquely fits your space and lifestyle. We give homeowners the option of getting your kitchen cabinets custom-built using solid wood or thermo-laminated MDF material. The average price of our solid-wood kitchen cabinets is around $450 per linear foot including installation, while MDF kitchen cabinets average around $275 per linear foot. Note that these prices include installation, so when comparing it to other advertised kitchen cabinet prices, especially those that cater to DIY markets, pay attention to whether the quoted price per linear feet include installation. Click here to see average costs of custom kitchen renovation projects we've done.
Aside from the price difference between solid wood and MDF kitchen cabinets, each material has its advantages and disadvantages. Below is a summary of a comparison between solid wood versus MDF cabinets. For a comprehensive look at the pros and cons of each material, click here.
|Price||Less economical||More economical|
|Maintenance||May warp with temperature change & humidity||Does not warp or crack with temperature change or humidity|
|Longevity||Strong, sturdy & durable||Dense & stable|
|Resale Value||Boost value of home||No impact|
|Aesthetic||Natural wood finish & texture||No grain pattern with smooth texture|
Of course, every kitchen will be different, and depending on the features you want added, the price per linear foot will change. To get a better idea of the cost of a custom kitchen for your home, please contact us and we can provide you a more accurate quote after the design consultation. In addition to custom-built kitchen cabinets, we provide end-to-end kitchen renovation services, including the installation of granite or quartz countertops, replacement of your kitchen flooring or the addition of a backsplash to your kitchen. Work with Millo Kitchens and Baths and get the convenience of dealing with one company for your kitchen remodel project.
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