If you have decided that you want custom cabinets and have a budget worked out, your next step is to find a cabinet maker who will make and install your custom cabinets. You will probably find that a local cabinet maker will be able to do the job and save you money.

You will be paying a little more for the custom cabinets that you would if you were to buy semi-custom ones from a kitchen or bathroom design center, but you will typically save time and space. The local cabinet maker can view the room you want to have the cabinets installed in and give you some space-saving ideas. He or she will also be able to make, deliver and install the cabinets in around four weeks, whereas if you buy semi-custom cabinets from a design center, from ordering to installation could take up to twelve weeks.

The best way to find a cabinet maker to make and install your custom cabinets is to shop online. Cabinet makers will give you their best price because there is so much competition for your custom. Some offer you 10% off any quote you have received from another cabinet maker, so it does pay to shop around.

Did you know that if you donate your old cabinets to Stardust, they will recycle them and give you a receipt that you can use to get a tax deduction? It is worth doing for the savings you can get, and your old cabinets will be disposed of in a right, responsible way with no damage to the environment. Your old cabinets may be sound, and perhaps all you need is to revamp them with custom doors that have a stain finish. Staining is cheaper than painting. Just having new doors fitted on existing cabinets is much less expensive than having new custom-built cabinets and save on custom cabinets prices.

If you find a cabinet maker that has invested in new technology to improve his/her business, then this will save money on labor costs. As programs can cut wood to within a hundredth of an inch, there will be fewer problems when it comes to the installation of your new custom cabinets.

Inset doors work out more expensive than ones mounted over the cabinet frame, so you should consider this too. The type of wood you use will also affect the price, and it is worth knowing that oak, pine, and hickory are cheaper than mahogany, teak, cherry, or redwood, for example. Ask for quotes on different woods and do a little research into the subject of what custom cabinets cost.

If you have a new kitchen, then you should speak with the cabinet maker and say what your budget is, as this will affect the design. You don't want to have to redesign the kitchen because the cabinet maker did not understand the budget limitations you have. Saving this time will also save you money.

It is usually best to have a local crafts person make and install your cabinets as it will be quicker than waiting for delivery, and you can see examples of the cabinet work done for others in your locality. Although custom cabinets aren't cheap, you can make some excellent savings on them if you work with a good cabinet maker.

Author's Bio: 

Beethy is a blogger.