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How To Get a Custom-Look Kitchen Using Stock Cabinets

If you’re looking for a new kitchen, and the idea of custom cabinets has you drooling over your computer screen, stop! Custom cabinets can be so expensive and time-consuming to install and maintain.


The truth is that custom kitchens are nice, but there’s no reason to sell your soul to get them. All it takes is a little bit of elbow grease, some creativity and a willingness to learn from others who have done the same thing for their own kitchens.


If you’re looking to create a custom-look kitchen without spending a fortune, stock cabinets may be the answer. By using stock cabinets and adding your personal touches, you can get the look of a custom kitchen without having to hire a cabinetmaker. Here’s how:



Choose the right cabinets. When choosing stock cabinets, make sure to pick the ones that will best suit your needs. For example, if you need lots of storage space, be sure to choose cabinets with plenty of shelves and drawers. One of the reasons we at Nelson Cabinetry don’t offer many different styles of cabinets is because we believe that one high quality product with timeless design can work a long way for different people and fulfill their wishes as they want.



There are many different types of stock cabinet colors available, so it’s important to choose the right ones for your needs. Popular colors for kitchens include white, black, gray, and navy blue. If you want a custom look, you should choose two colors for the cabinet surfaces and drawers. These can easily be mixed and matched or used as they are. In the previous article, we’ve written about combining two tones in the kitchen cabinets. Our favorite combination is surely white and gray, a timeless classic. 



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A kitchen backsplash is an inexpensive way to add color or texture to a room’s walls and augment existing decorating schemes – making it easier for you to get a custom-look kitchen without spending additional money on materials or labor expenses. Kitchen designs with smooth countertops paired with contrasting backsplashes can also minimize clutter and add a unique custom look to your kitchen.

Custom cabinet hardware is what really makes the finished product pop. Go to the home improvement store and take measurements of your kitchen space, then bring them to the hardware section so you can pick out what will look best. Custom cabinet knobs are also a great upgrade for any cupboards that are already functional.

Kitchen appliances can be one of the best ways to customize stock cabinets. It’s important to choose appliances that will match the overall look of your kitchen so it doesn’t appear out of place when all parts are put together.


The primary use of your cabinets will be for storage, so maximizing that functionality will help give them a design that is unique to your lifestyle. It’s much easier to add more storage with the stock cabinets since built-in storage cabinets make better use of space. 



If you are considering updating your kitchen, stock cabinets may be the best option for you. Customizing your stock cabinets can give you the look of a custom-made kitchen without the high price tag. By choosing the right color, size, and shape of your stock cabinets, you can create a unique and beautiful kitchen that is perfect for your needs. Customizing your stock cabinets is also a great way to save money, as stock cabinets are usually less expensive than custom-made cabinets. So, if you are looking for a way to update your kitchen on a budget, stock cabinets may be the right option for you. 



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