Beautiful custom cabinets are no longer relegated to just the kitchen! High end home builders now include custom cabinets in kitchens, media centers, master bathrooms, and garages, just to name a few!
You can give your home that high end look with custom cabinets while improving the resale value at the same time. Often times you can make these upgrades without breaking the bank! If your cabinet boxes are in good shape, maybe you can just replace the doors and hardware. But, experts say to be conscious of how much you’re investing versus how much the home is worth! US News and World Report’s personal finance website recently included a quote from David Pekel, president and CEO of Pekel Construction in Milwaukee…he said, “Adding a $75,000 kitchen to a $100,000 house is unlikely to yield $75,000 in value, although it may make you a happy chef. As a general rule, look to spend about 25 percent of the home’s value for a new kitchen and 12 percent to 15 percent for an updated bathroom.” In the long run, the kitchen cabinets are a major selling point. See our blog post on this topic. Be a smart consumer, look for ways to upgrade the key elements in your home with custom cabinets but be aware that you don’t invest more than you can recoup!