Now that you have been shopping around for kitchen cabinetry and you notice that just about every place that you’ve looked at is advertising that they do custom kitchens, but what exactly do they mean when they say “custom”?


In the world of kitchen cabinetry, there are three basic categories:

  • stock

  • semi-custom

  • custom.  


Stock cabinets are pre-built units that come in standard sizes. They are an economical choice and can be delivered and installed reasonably quickly but the customer will be limited in their selection of sizes and styles.  


Semi-custom cabinets are not built until an order is received. They come in a variety of configuration choices and the customer is given a variety of options that can be “customized” to the buyer’s preferences.  This allows for more customer choice, albeit still within the confines of a pre-set catalogue. Some of these options include custom front, increased or decreased depth or width, matching interiors or extended stiles.  


Custom cabinets are constructed by local cabinet shops which are equipped to produce all elements of the cabinet including the box, fame, doors and drawers. Custom cabinets are the most flexible, and personal option. You maybe surprised to that the cost is also not more and you will get exactly what you want and because you are not restricted to standard sizes, a custom cabinet maker can optimize your storage space.


When Custom Is Not Custom


Some companies that advertise custom cabinets but do not manufacture the cabinets themselves. They order them from a supplier who may in turn order it from another supplier and assemble and install them. With more people in the supply change, the cost you increase and this ultimately means a greater risk of error as the customer does not get an opportunity to directly express her wishes to the cabinet maker.  If there are errors, it may result in lost down payments and/or added time as materials travel back and forth from the warehouse.

It may also mean that the customer is more limited in their choice of materials and design – despite the fact that the company is advertising “custom”.


With Brave Custom Woodworking Solutions, we are involved in every step of the process from consultation to design to manufacture to installation.  Our designers consult with you to understand both your needs and your sense of style – the result is a beautiful, high quality kitchen that is unique to you and your home. We take pride in the fact that when we say custom, we deliver custom.


Upgrade Your Kitchen With Cabinets From Brave Custom Woodworking Solutions 


Ready to take the next step in upgrading your kitchen with custom cabinets? Many Manassas and Fairfax homeowners have already changed their old and outdated kitchen cabinets into fresh looking, innovative ones! What do you envision your kitchen to be? It may feature stylish and functional cabinets, countertops and an island among others. Regardless of what your needs are, our master craftsmen are ready to meet or exceed all your expectations!


But our abilities are not simply restricted to traditional Fairfax cabinets. Brave Custom Woodworking Solutions is always up to date on the best and latest trends for contemporary, modern, classic, or rustic kitchen designs. Our team keeps a special eye to detail to meet your plans and provide unrivaled results. Our professional services feature:


A team of kitchen cabinet trend-setters in the industry


The most advanced equipment in building high-quality kitchen cabinets in Virginia


Manufacture cabinets that can last a lifetime of use


Provide custom cabinets that reflect your own personal choice and style


Provides professional stains, paint, and finishes services


On top of that, Brave Custom Woodworking Solutions also offers semi-custom kitchen cabinets in case you’re not searching for completely customized design options. Either way, we can promise exceptional quality for both styles of kitchen cabinetry! Once we have agreed on a plan and cabinetry design to work on, we will start removing your outdated kitchen cabinets and replace them with brand new, top of the line custom cabinets that are sure to impress.


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