Stock Kitchen Cabinets: Cons
As one might guess, there are several downsides to this low-cost alternative. Many of these products are manufactured overseas, usually in China, and utilize thinner lower cost components, often requiring additional centre stiles and support to prevent the material from bowing. The overall fit & finish may not be consistent throughout many areas of the design, and materials used in critical areas, such as drawer slides and hinges, may not stand up to the test of time, with regular wear & tear. Ask about ‘dovetails’ and other options you may want. It may surprise you to learn that many of these features may not be standard equipment with many stock design options and you may end up with a list of add on expenses. If you have special restrictions or requirements for height, width and/or depth, check to see if the available size options are right for your next project.