Custom Cabinets or Big Box?

When you decide to renovate your kitchen or choose cabinets for your new house, you may be wondering if custom cabinets or big box cupboards are the answer. Here’s a few tips to think about when you are choosing cabinets for the heart of your house – the kitchen.

Quality That Lasts a Lifetime

Ever wonder why friends and family gather together in the kitchen for the warm glow of conversation and your delicious meals? Over the years, your kitchen gains more wear and tear than any other room in the house (unless you have a bowling alley). Custom cabinets don’t have to bust the bank, but considering the lifespan of your kitchen with all its components, some quality is necessary. Big box cupboards don’t offer high quality because they are often manufactured from the lowest cost materials available to keep retail prices low. By sacrificing product durability and lifespan, home-renovators may set themselves up for needed renovations sooner than later.
If you’re into house flipping, you’re well aware that buyers are savvy investors and able to determine value. Kitchens and bathrooms are two rooms in the house that are highly inspected and if buyers see warps, cabinet stains, and experience poor user experience (when pulling drawers for example), then they are less likely to purchase the real estate. You might end up shaving dollars off your budget by installing big box cabinets, but will you have buyer’s remorse? Where quality and kitchen cabinets are concerned, you definitely get what you pay for.

The Importance of Ergonomics

Ergonomic design is not something we always think of when renovation plans are on the go. Over the long term though, counter heights and other unique customized elements can prevent sore backs, shoulders and arms. If you plan on using your kitchen for day to day living and cooking, eventually the ergonomic design of your kitchen can either cause stress and strain or prevent body aches. When designing for ergonomics, our team takes into consideration the unique lifestyle and needs of each customer to maximize comfort and alleviate stress.


Just a quick word of caution here with big box cabinet retailers – please be aware of limited product warranties and check with your insurance agent on issues that may cause damage such as water leaks and poor installation.

Our Custom Cabinet Solutions for Okanagan Homeowners

Honesty, integrity and personalized service are our goals at The Spectrum Cabinet Gallery. We offer customized solutions for your new kitchen renovation to last a lifetime, build value in your home and add quality to living. Give us a ring for your no-obligation consultation and quote. We understand budgets and build cabinets for every possible home design or renovation plan. Our team would love to work with you to make your project a success.