Custom Cabinetry for Kitchen or Bath
Since 1986, Sea Pointe Construction has been offering our clients the ability to truly customize their home with custom cabinets. Not only do we have a custom cabinet shop in our Irvine Design Showroom and warehouse, but we work very closely with custom cabinet manufacturers in order to provide the best products with trusted warranties for our clients. Cabinets tend to be the most expensive cost in a kitchen remodel due to the number of cabinets necessary and the space size to cover.
When deciding which cabinets will be best for your home there are three options: Stock cabinetry, semi-custom cabinetry and custom cabinetry. These days there are many products that offer great value at a reasonable price; however, when it comes to cabinetry, you truly get what you pay for. For example, stock cabinetry may seem like affordable pricing, but you must consider that most stock cabinets are being made overseas at a much lower quality with limited warranties. If you are looking for specific sizes, styles or colors, stock cabinets are going to be a tough find. Be aware, that many times stock cabinets are also RTA, meaning ready-to-assemble.
Semi-custom cabinets, on the other hand, can offer a quality product with great value. There are expanded cabinet finish choices and cabinet door styles with size modification flexibility. There are over 40 modifications available to you when you use semi-custom cabinets in your remodel. At Sea Pointe Construction we have committed to manufacturers that make products in the United States that can offer catalyzed conversion varnish and lifetime warranties. Catalyzed conversion varnish is an oil-based cabinetry finish that resists moisture and damage from most household products. However, due to environmental laws in California, any cabinets produced within the state must be water-based and will show wear and tear as time goes on.
For those looking for fully customizable cabinets, Sea Pointe Construction has a custom cabinet shop in our Irvine showroom and warehouse, in addition to working with our preferred custom cabinet manufacturers. Many homeowners believe that to have custom cabinets, they need to be built in their garage by a woodworking carpenter. This is entirely not true. Sea Pointe works very closely with our custom cabinet manufacturer to create very detailed pieces with exact measurements that will work in any specialized situation.
To continue offering our clients great value for quality products, we can also design a space using mostly semi-custom cabinets with a few pieces from our custom line to get the most out of your kitchen and or bathroom in just the look and style you like. The semi-custom line will match finishes and door styles to create seamless custom cabinetry look keeping cost in mind.
The difference in price comes down to how well the cabinetry is built, the materials used and the available options for size, style, and finish. How a cabinet is built and what materials are used to build it are the two most important factors when deciding on a product. Are the drawers dovetailed? Is the cabinet materials particleboard, plywood, or solid wood? How thick is the wood being used? The thicker the wood, the stronger the cabinet construction will be. Are the doors and drawers on soft-close hinges and guides? These are all factors to take into consideration when choosing which cabinets will be durable enough for you and your family.
Cabinet Door Styles
Cabinet door styles come in dozens of styles varying from contemporary, traditional, transitional, and modern style cabinet doors. Sea Pointe Construction proudly uses Omega Cabinetry in all of our kitchen, bathroom, and home office remodels, as the quality is paramount and options limitless. Omega Cabinets has different product lines that also give you the option of the level of quality and price you want to pay. This is a big deal in a kitchen as 40% of your kitchen remodel costs come from your cabinetry.
The most popular line of Omega Cabinets is the Dynasty semi-custom cabinets. Semi-custom cabinets enable you to have your cabinetry exactly match your wall dimensions. These cabinets come in a variety of wood species as well as any major paint manufacturer color that you would want (See Timeless Cabinet Colors), and different finish options. There are a lot of options here that your designer can explain the benefits of and how to best select your cabinets for your needs.
Here are 4 different design style cabinets that you can mix and match with wood species, paint options, and finishes. From left to right and top to bottom these cabinet doors start out in the more modern or contemporary and get more traditional ornate details as you move across the different cabinet door styles and trim options.
Q: Do you provide custom cabinetry?
A: Yes, we provide custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry. Your cabinets are the most expensive part of your kitchen when remodeling a kitchen purely due to the amount of cabinets in a kitchen. You can save money on cabinets but you also lose features and durability / longevity.
Q: Where are your cabinets manufactured?
A: Our cabinets are manufactured in the United States outside of California. We use top of the line cabinet manufacturers that each have varying lines of cabinets from low-end to high-end, pending your taste, style, and budget. Manufacturing is done outside of California so we can get the best quality finish available. Current laws do not allow the extra strength finish, catalyzed conversion varnish to be used in Ca due the process and chemicals used in the process of manufacturing this ultra-strong finish.
Q: How long does it take to order semi-custom cabinets?
A: The typical lead time for semi-custom cabinets is 6-8 weeks.
Q: Is there a traditional cabinet layout that is better than another?
A: Your cabinet layout is very personal to how you use your kitchen. If you’re a two-man kitchen, you may lay it out entirely differently than a one-man kitchen. You may not want storage as close to your cooking space if you have another chef in the kitchen working on prep and the storage is where you may already be cooking. Our designers go through an exhaustive cabinet layout meeting with you in your current kitchen to identify areas you can improve and wish lists you may already have. Our designers will also recommend inserts and roll outs that make reaching into cabinets easier.
Q: Are there cabinet colors and styles that stay in style longer?
A: Excellent question. White and wood cabinets tend to stay “in-style” longer, but don’t let that stop you from having some fun with design! You can design your whole kitchen with white or wood upper cabinets, some fun pulls that are trendy, and then do your lower cabinets in a color that suits your fancy. Or you can do your kitchen island in another color and when you tire in 10 years, consider painting or replacing. You may consider matching your backsplash to your accent cabinet colors as this too is affordable to switch out in 10 years.