In Phoenix, kitchen cabinets are the skeleton of your kitchen. They frame your kitchen appliances, countertops, and walls. An epitome of the cliché, they truly "tie the room together." Of course, they're also the skin, as they provide the origin for the rest of your kitchen decorating scheme. They aesthetically cover and store everything in your kitchen from dried goods to dinnerware to small appliances and various other handy kitchen items. Thus, it's no surprise that new kitchen cabinets take a central role in remodeling and can even serve as a stand-alone kitchen project.
Phoenix Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling: Custom and Stock
You'll have a bundle of choices and options to make, some homeowners would almost say too many, but the biggest decision you'll need to make has to do with the construction of the cabinets themselves. Choosing manufactured cabinets, often referred to as "stock", is going to significantly reduce the cost of your kitchen cabinets. Phoenix homeowners with a little more leeway in their budgets, however, will find that the craftsmanship and versatile design of custom built cabinets is far beyond that of stock models.
In most cases, money is the biggest factor when deciding between stock and custom kitchen cabinets. Phoenix homeowners looking to put a cabinet in an atypical space have more practical reasons to choose custom cabinetry. Unlike stock cabinets, custom cabinets are measured and constructed to perfectly fit any space; while stock cabinets may come in different sizes that will suit most areas, custom kitchen cabinets are going to exactly fit any area, no matter how unusual.
Cost of Phoenix Kitchen Cabinets: Build and Install
ServiceMagic compiles data on all the home improvement projects we process including the installation of kitchen cabinets. Phoenix is right on the mark when it comes to this task. Area homeowners can expect building custom cabinets to range dramatically in price, but the average cost of this project is less than $5,000 (not including installation). For stock kitchen cabinets, Phoenix homeowners should expect the average price to be closer to $6,000. These, of course, are only averages. When looking at individual projects in the area, we've seen standard cabinets installed for less than $1,000 or more than $10,000 and custom built cabinets go for less than $1,000 or more than $25,000.
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Phoenix Kitchen Cabinet Contractors and Manufacturers
There's a couple different ways to approach a stock cabinet installation. You can go to a chain store such as Lowe's or Home Depot, but these places are known for overcharging for installation to offset their inexpensive cabinet units. This may work if you can find a way to install the cabinets yourself, assuming the store allows this option. Otherwise, a better idea is often to look for an independent Phoenix kitchen cabinet contractor and have him or her order your cabinets.
Selecting a Phoenix Kitchen Cabinet Contractor
In and around Phoenix, kitchen cabinet contractors are not difficult to find; however, finding the best service for the most affordable price is pretty difficult when you've got so many contractors to choose from. Obviously, getting multiple estimates from contractors will provide you with more options, and is likely to give you a clearer perspective of what you could and should be paying for your particular project. Here's where ServiceMagic comes in.
When you put in a request through ServiceMagic, you can quickly and conveniently cut through a lot of the hassle that comes with finding the best deal on kitchen cabinets. Phoenix homeowners who use our service will not only be matched with several pre-screened contractors in their area, but will also have the benefit of reading reviews and comments left by homeowners who have used these contractors in the past. What this mean for you: Plenty of options and enough information about the companies you are matched with to make an informed decision on who to hire!