Stock, Semi-Custom or Custom Cabinets. Which Ones Are Right for You?

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Stock, Semi-Custom or Custom Cabinets. Which Ones Are Right for You?

In the cabinetry industry there are 3 different terms we use to categorize the different types available. While many people believe that these cabinet terms refer to the quality of the different types, these terms actually relate to the manufacturing process involved. In order to help clarify these words we have provided an outline of them below:

Stock Cabinets

These cabinets have been pre-manufactured and in most cases there are no options for customizing them. They are made in specific sizes and you’ll usually only have 3-inch size increments to choose from. For this reason, your choices are more limited and you must stick to the different styles being offered.

Semi-Custom Cabinets

You can place an order for semi-custom cabinets from a catalogue. While they are also pre-manufactured, you’ll have more features and sizes to choose from compared to the options available with stock cabinets.

Custom Cabinets

These cabinets are built according to your specifications and the options are limitless. Choose the type of finish, wood grade, style and size you’d like according to your personal preferences and the structural requirements.

Custom cabinets may be your only choice if your kitchen layout is unusual or you have a floor plan that is unconventional. In many cases, stock kitchen cabinets or even semi-custom cabinets won’t be suitable since they won’t take up the entire space and you’ll need fillers in certain areas. When you want to make use of every inch of space for your cabinets, and want them to look a certain way, custom cabinets are your best option.

Learn more about the different types of stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinets available in Brampton, Mississauga, and other parts of the GTA for your kitchen and bathroom by contacting us or visiting our website at We can work with you according to your budget when it’s time to upgrade your cabinets.