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Cabinets and Your New Home or Remodel Project

Updated on October 25, 2011

Cabinets and Your New Home

Or Remodel Project

The cabinets you choose for your new home or remodel project will have an immense effect on the overall cost of your construction project. Whether your choice of custom built cabinets or out of the box ready to install. The true cost of your cabinets come from the type of materials used to produce them, and the type of finish you want.

The type of materials used is strictly customer preference and the type of finish you want. A painted finish can use a lower grade material to produce where a stained finish requires a much higher quality material. This is your first consideration, the next is do you want al soft drawer slides, dovetail drawers, solid wood doors, drawer fronts and trim details. The type of finish you require is also a major factor in the cost of new cabinets, i.e. glaze, painted or stain and standard or distressed. The glaze finish is the most expensive because of the time required to complete the process , the distressed finish is the next, first you have to stain the material with several light coats then start the distressing look, which is either sanding or some type of texture to make it look old and used, this process is also very labor intensive.

When choosing the type of cabinets you want take into consideration that not all cabinets are created equal, a custom cabinet shop will come out to your new home or remodel project and take exact measurements and then give you a drawing of what the cabinets will look like, most box type cabinets are already manufactured to specific dimensions. These dimensions almost always require you to install filler pieces, these are used to cover cracks between the cabinets and the walls, and custom built cabinets are usually cut to fit.

We will now move on to what type of construction prefers, you have basically two types European, and face frame. The face frame type of construction will show wood between the drawers and doors, the standard is 1 ½” although if using a custom cabinet shop you may actually specify this dimension such as 2”-2 ½”. The European type of construction will not show any space between the drawers and doors and in most cases the doors and drawers will be recessed. This is strictly a customer preference although the European style is usually less expensive.

As mentioned earlier the doors and drawers play a major role in the cost of cabinets, a standard shaker door or raised panel door are the most popular right now and are also the most cost effective. You can upgrade the cabinet doors to include glass or a variety of custom trim details, this is where the cost escalates. There are literally hundreds of variations for your doors and drawer fronts. The type of cabinet drawers you choose are going to be either the standard type or a dovetail drawer, many new home owners are choosing the dovetail drawers because of the more sturdy construction method. If you are not sure what a dovetail drawer is below you will see an example. We will also show examples of european style cabinets and face frame cabinets.

The next factor in the cost of your cabinetry will be the type of hardware you desire, again as with everything else you can spend as little or as much as you want to. There are way to many variations on the different types of hardware to even try to go into them so I am going to take the easy way you and just give a link to a company that specializes in them. You can find suggestions and samples for cabinet hardware here.

I hope you have found this information helpful and have a new understanding in selecting cabinetry in your new home and if you would like more information check out the following cabinet resource.


This is an example of a Face Frame cabinet
This is an example of a Face Frame cabinet
This is an example of European also known as frameless cabinets. Note there are no spaces between the doors or drawers.
This is an example of European also known as frameless cabinets. Note there are no spaces between the doors or drawers.
This is an example of a dovetail drawer
This is an example of a dovetail drawer

List of Local Custom Cabinet Makers

Cabinet Maker
Street Address
Apex Custom woodworks
224 Foster Ave.
Wood Design Cabinets Etc.
2233 W. Morehead St.
Tarleton Cabinet Shop
10333 Robinson Church Rd.
Custom Woodworking
5501 Wedgewood Dr.
Brookwood Cabinets
4810 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
Display Options Woodwork
4216 N. Graham St.
Creative Cabinetry
2220 N Tryon St.
Capitol Drive off Morrison Blvd.
Atlantic Commercial Caseworks
4700 Rozzelles Ferry Rd.
Woodtech Interiors
2228 N Brevard St.
Sycamore Cabinetry
2210 N Tryon St.
Wood Design
2233 W. Morehead St.
Clive Christian of Charlotte
101 W.Worthington Ave.
Panda Kitchen & Bath
5301 WW.T.Harris Blvd.
Southern Cabinet
2330 Tipton Dr. Ste.500 off Statesvillr Rd.
Good Earth Wood Works
106 Foster Ave.
Distinctive Cabinets
319 Old Hebron Rd. off Nations Ford
Politis Construction An Cabinets
4526 Old Pineville Rd.
Kitchen Masters of Charlotte
3330 Old Monroe Rd. after Wendover
Hawkins & Hawkins
Scott Futrell off Billy Graham at I-85
Metro Woodcrafter
3722 Performance rd. between Sam Wilson & Moore's Chapel
California Closet
4324 Barringer Dr Ste#110 off Pressley Rd.
Bill Truitt Woodworks
3124 W Trade St Bellhaven & Rozzelles ferry
Capps Custom Woodworks
16301 Capps Rd. hwy 160 to Zoar left on Youngblood right on Capps
Quartersawn Woodworks
610 Anderson St N.Davidson to Anderson
Image Craft Woodworks
724 Montana Dr between Brookshire and & I-85 access Rd.
RF Cabinets
5736 N. Tryon after eastway
3607 Chilham pl. hwy 51 turn right on Ridgeloch left on Chilham
Millwork on 31/st
201 W 31/st St. off N. Tryon
Rea's Cabinet Shop
off Continental blvd.
Timber Wolf Wood creation
2008 Starbrook Dr. off S. Blvd.
The Cabinet Guys
13017 Peacock Ln. Rocky River church Rd. left on Peach Orchard
Maynes Cabinet
W.Trade St. & N.Poplar St
Goldstar Kitchen
13843 Poppleton Ct. off S.Tryon
T&T Cabinets
9607 Idlewild Rd.
J.A.Hayes Woodshop
10412 Rodney St. Industrial Blvd. Pineville
Kitchen Solvers
1135 Four Lakes Dr. Ind. Pointe Pkwy.left on Four Lakes
Wood Enterprises of Fort Mill
hwy 51 S.
Continental Kitchens
2115 Acme Rd. Belmont
Cabinets Unlimited
6321 W.Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont
Timberland Cabinet company
11515 Vanstory Dr Huntersville
Carolina Wood Classics
3346 Smith Farm Rd
Perry Hovis Custom Cabinetry
3900 Gribble Rd.
David Paul Co
3471 Gribble Rd
Carolina Creations
4002 Matthews Indian Trail Rd
Hubbards Cupboards & Fixtures
11904 Ramah Church Rd. Huntersville
J&D Cabinets
190 Pitts School Rd hwy 29 to Pitt School Rd
Royal Command Cabinets
1692 Katy Lane hwy 160 turn right on Katy
Hardwood Creations
315 Woodys Ln hwy 16 to Killian right on Woodys
Crescent Cabinets
Snow Dr
Wood Plus
12203 Gelding Dr Midland
Eudy's Cabinets
Cabinets SNA Euro
3366 Smith farm Rd
Helms Cabinets
4212 Tarlton Mill Rd
Lees cabinet works
2315 Carl Funderburke Rd
Maurice Baker repairs
2919 Old Charlotte Hwy
Sandy Smith Jr. Cabinet Shop
6320 Sandy Smith RD Marshville
bennett & Company
1112 Stonedown Ln
Evert Installations
3121 Shady grove Ln
Honeycutt cabinets
1207 Concore Ave.
JW Mastercrafts
6402 Crosshall Pl
Mint Hill Cabinet shop
5519 Cannon Dr
Penegar Custom cabinets
2017 S Rocky River Rd
Unique Cabinets
2740 Gray Fox Rd. Ste#B
carrikers cabinets
4501 Sikes Mill rd


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