5 Advantages of Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets

5 Advantages of Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets

Unfinished kitchen cabinets offer several advantages. Overall, unfinished cabinets offer versatility, cost savings, and custom options that can appeal to a wide range of homeowners. They are especially appealing to the many DIY persons out there looking for their dream cabinet finish that they just can't seem to find within their budget. Here are the top 5 advantages and simply the best reasons why you should consider unfinished cabinets for your project.

1. Creative Outlet

The #1 reason why people go with unfinished cabinets is that they allow greater customization options. Since they haven't been stained or painted, you have the freedom to choose the finish that best matches your kitchen's décor or personal preference. This can be particularly advantageous if you're aiming for a specific color scheme or want to achieve a unique look that's not readily available with pre-finished cabinets. It creates a budget friendly option that give you the freedom to add that special pop of color, whether it's a paint, stain or clear coat finish for a natural look.

2. Cost-Effectiveness

Speaking of budget friendly, unfinished cabinets tend to be cheaper than pre-finished ones. You can save money by purchasing unfinished kitchen cabinets and then applying the finish yourself, whether it's through staining, painting, or sealing. This can be especially beneficial if you're working with a tight budget or if you're undertaking a large kitchen renovation project where costs can quickly add up.

3. Quality of Materials and Components

Don't for one second think that by going with a budget friendly option that you won't get a quality cabinet. Our unfinished cabinets are constructed from higher quality materials than pre-finished ones in the same and even higher price range. This is because we get to focus more on the structural integrity of the cabinets and the craftsmanship rather than investing in expensive machinery for different finishes. By opting for unfinished cabinets, you can prioritize the quality of the materials used, ensuring durability and longevity in your kitchen cabinetry. Solid 1/2" plywood boxes, solid 3/4" hardwood face frames, doors and drawers and soft closing hinges and drawer glides all come standard with our cabinets.

4. Ease of Repairs and Maintenance

With unfinished cabinets, any scratches, dents, or other imperfections that occur during installation or use can be easily repaired or touched up. Since you're applying the finish yourself, you'll have the necessary materials on hand to address these issues as they arise, maintaining the appearance and integrity of your cabinets over time without the need for extensive refinishing or replacements. Most kitchens get a lot of traffic and things happen so having an easy, straighforward process in place whenever needed puts your mind at ease. Not to mention that all our cabinets come with a 5 year warranty so you're covered all around!

5. Environmentally Friendly

Choosing unfinished cabinets can be more environmentally friendly since you have control over the type of finish you apply. You can opt for low-VOC (volatile organic compound) or eco-friendly finishes, reducing the environmental impact of your kitchen renovation project to next to nothing! Additionally, unfinished cabinets often come with less packaging and waste compared to pre-finished ones, contributing to overall sustainability efforts. There are tons of pre-finished cabinets that market "low-VOC" but these are almost always imported from China, Vietname, South Korea or Mexico where that may not always be the honest truth. Going with unfinished cabinets allows you to control that 100% so again, you're mind can be at easy knowing that your family has a healthy kitchen environment.

We could spend all day talking about the advantages and other good reasons why unfinished kitchen cabinets are a good idea but we'll save that for another post. Aside from the kitchen, unfinished cabinets can be used in other spaces of the home. These include the bathroom, laundry home, office, living room and others. The options are really endless. When you think about all these advantages applied to all these spaces, the feel good feelings are almost overwhelming so the unfinished option is a great one. If you need help with a design for your space, feel free to contact us with details and we'll be glad to take a look!

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