Custom Cabinets VS Pre-Fabricated Cabinets

Frameless Cabinets Versus Framed CabinetsSage Interior is a Custom Cabinet Manufacturer & is specialized in Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets Manufacturing. We design & built custom cabinets to fit your exact needs, as wild as your imagination can be! However there are many situations that a pre-fabricated cabinet solution might make more sense.

For example, many realtors & investors purchase prefabricated cabinets to maximize profit for the “flip” or remodeling project. Even consumer goods store (like Home Depot & Lowe’s) are selling Pre-Fabricated & Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) Cabinets & then sell leads to contractors to install the cabinets for customers.

With that said, it just come down to what is right for your project! So to learn more we have made a comparison chart below to compare the 2 solutions. Please note Sage Interior is an authorized dealer with many Pre-Fabricated Cabinets vendors (Like RSI Cabinets and other Chinese, Italian & German Cabinets). We can purchase cabinets at a preferred price & have our expert staff install the cabinets for you. 

Sage Custom Cabinets

Manufactured & Built In Southern California; Serving Orange County (OC) & Riverside County & Los Angeles County (LA)

RTA or Pre-Fabricated Cabinets

(Ready To Assemble), Chines Cabinets, Pre-Fabricated or DIY Cabinets

Cabinet Quality

Hand Selected Material for Exceptional Quality & Craftsmanship 100%

Our experienced staff are much more qualified & take pride in their work and ensure that every detail meets the specifications which includes both the manufacturing, materials & installation.

Quality 70%

Prefab Cabinets are made in an assembly line usually oversees. Quality is never as good in an assembly line because each employee is assigned to one small task. Therefor the quality of overall product is incomparable to a custom cabinet because the cabinet is built by multiple staff which decreases product quality & pride in work. This is not to say its not a good product, there is just much more attention to details in custom cabinets versus prefab cabinets.

Cabinet Size & Fit

Frameless Cabinets Versus Framed Cabinets

Custom Cabinets make good use of all available space 100%

Custom Cabinets are built to fit exact spaces – Always, with no wasted space! Especially with a frameless cabinet vs framed! (whole other topic to cover, Check out the video above)

Standard Sizes with increments of 3" 60%

Pre-Fabricated Cabinets come in standard sizes, usually in 2-3 inch increments. But most Kitchens & Cabinet spaces are not standard sizes and will required additional purchase of material (fillers) to place instead and will not utilize the space and will not look pleasant to the eye.

Cabinet Durability

High Quality Material & Craftsmanship 100%

Sage Interior Builds Custom Cabinets by choosing the finest Materials such as quality wood, hardware, glues and Techniques developed over 30 years of experience to ensure the highest quality cabinets & finishes because we built our cabinets to last!

durability & quality vary greatly 75%

We carefully select our prefab partners & test their products individually to achieve the best results for our customers! But to be honest, we have seen it all when it comes to prefab cabinets!The durability and quality of prefab cabinets vary greatly. Top reasons are due to cheaper materials used & labor is not as skilled, so the cabinets tend to break down easier. Many times they come broken to begin with due to long oversea shipments. Sometimes the Cabinet Paint is cracking and the door & drawer seams are splitting open or cracking also. Again these things happen so make sure you are working with a good company that stands behind their product at least!

Cabinet Cost / Price

You get what you pay for! 90%

Don’t jump to conclusions, you may be pleasantly surprised that for the same amount of money or maybe even just a little bit more, you may be able to get brand new custom cabinets that are EXACTLY what you want!

Price 95%

Pre-Fabricated cabinets will usually be cheaper than custom cabinets, but prefab cabinets are cheaper in other aspects (quality, reliability, features) also! If you’re considering buying pre-fab cabinets, send your specifications to us and see what the price difference is and then decide.

Design, Looks & Appearance

No Limits! Design your Dreams! 100%

Customer that choose Custom Cabinets, love us because we can bring their imagination to life. We can create anything you desire. Bring us a picture, and we’ll copy it. Bring us your dreams and we’ll custom & create it for you!

Limited Choices 70 %

There are many beautiful Pre-Fabricated Cabinets available but almost always you’re limited in choices. Be it the color, size, design, features & many other choices. If these choices are important to you, consider going with custom cabinets instead!