A Crash Course in Cabinetry

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If you’re planning a bath or kitchen remodel, you’re going to need some form of storage, and that’s typically in the form of cabinets. You may not realize it, but there are actually dozens of variations in cabinet styles and structures, which can ultimately make your cabinet decision more complicated. Use this guide to help narrow down your choices.


Before you start getting into the details of style and color, you need to determine your budget. If you’re trying to save where you can, then you may not get the custom cabinets of your dreams, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something attractive. Once you figure out how much you want to spend, you can start getting into choosing a style and hardware.

Cabinet Types

Your budget will help dictate what base type of cabinet you get.

  • Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) – RTA cabinets are packed flat and are generally the least expensive option. However, the actual installation can take longer, so it’s a trade-off you have to consider.
  • Stock Cabinets – This style of cabinet is already assembled and ready to deliver. The cabinet looks exactly how it looks in the showroom, and you won’t be able to make any customizations. This is less expensive than other styles of cabinets.
  • Semi-Custom – This type of cabinet is built after you order it, meaning you can make some adjustments to fit your preferences. This is a little more expensive than stock cabinets.
  • Custom – This is the most expensive option, but if you have irregular spaces, you will need custom cabinets. These can be built exactly to your specifications regarding color, doors, and more.


For your final details, you’re going to need hardware. Knobs and pulls are an integral part of the kitchen and bath, and they can really change the personality of the room. Color is one aspect, but you’ll also want to consider finish, such as antique or brushed.

Niron Depot has everything you need for your remodel. Give us a call and set up an appointment to visit our showroom where you can see all of the cabinets we have in stock. Our experts can also answer any lingering questions you have about the remodeling process.