What Are Some Options for Less Expensive Cabinets?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are Some Options for Less Expensive Cabinets?

If you’ve been dreaming of an updated kitchen or bathroom in your Connecticut home but can’t stomach the cost of custom cabinets, we have good news: Today’s options for less expensive cabinets are not only highly functional, they’re really good looking, too. Renovating two of the most important rooms in your house may be just within reach if you think outside of the box…er, cabinet?…with options that can give your home a whole new aesthetic. Get ready to meet three of our favorite options for less expensive cabinets.

Consider IKEA

No longer the stuff just of college dorms, IKEA has established itself as a go-to cabinet option for those renovating on a budget. Offering a full range of design services, IKEA will help you map out your kitchen or bathroom (or any room, really!) design, help you configure the cabinets you need to fill the dimensions of the room you’re designing, and provide you with renderings so you can see what your design will look like when it’s installed.

They’ll also help you pick out countertops, sinks and faucets, appliances, cabinets, drawers, cabinet doors and hardware, and, for an additional fee, offer installation services. If you’ve ever struggled to put together IKEA furniture in the past (we may be speaking from experience here), you may find this service worth its weight in gold!

Have you met Semihandmade?

Playing upon IKEA’s growing popularity among those looking for more affordable cabinet options, Semihandmade has burst onto the scene to the delight of tastemakers everywhere. You may have seen them in your Instagram feed or pinned their cabinets to your Pinterest inspiration boards without realizing that these custom cabinet doors are actually paired with IKEA cabinet boxes. Smart, right?

The result is cabinets that look high end, function well, and are still more affordable than having custom-made all wood cabinets. And, because Semihandmade has paired up with home store Rejuvenation to create a line of beautiful hardware to stand the test of time, your kitchen, bathroom, or media room dreams really can come true.

Semihandmade adheres to a 2-step process: Design and order your cabinet boxes from IKEA without cabinet doors, then work with Semihandmade to order your cabinet doors and hardware. Voila! A space to which you’ll love coming home.

Get to know BOXI

As the popularity of Semihandmade has soared during the pandemic, the company has launched a sister company, BOXI by Semihandmade, that provides not only beautiful custom cabinet doors, but the cabinet boxes themselves. By cutting out the IKEA middleman and basing their operations in the U.S., BOXI has been able to deliver American-made cabinets in as little as 4-6 weeks at the time of publication of this piece—unheard of in the current supply chain nightmare that is gripping so much of the home renovation industry.

Like IKEA and Semihandmade, BOXI offers design services from start to finish, with fees in accordance to how far along you are in your project. Need someone to measure your space? They can help with that. Have an IKEA rendering but need more help designing which cabinets should go where? They can help with that, too. You can schedule a free 30 minute Zoom consult with one of their specialists to figure out exactly what you need, then visit their showroom to determine which cabinet boxes, doors, and hardware best suit your style.

Once your pre-assembled cabinets arrive (the doors are already attached!), your dream kitchen (or other space) can begin to take shape.

So, are you ready to make your renovation dreams a reality? We know we are!


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