Dreaming of a kitchen upgrade? Whether you choose to upgrade or remodel your entire kitchen, choosing the right cabinet can make or break your look! 

Because the kitchen is one of the first rooms that a potential buyer or guest will see, you’ll want to ensure your cabinets are looking and functioning their best.

To help you out, we’ve whipped up five tips for choosing the perfect cabinet, to reflect your personal style and compliment your kitchen. Read on for more!

Stock, Semi, or Custom?

Sometimes dictated by price, other times by lifestyle and the specific needs of your kitchen, you’ll need to decide on one of three styles: custom, stock, or something in between.


Stock cabinets are readymade, mass-produced cabinets that are sold in specific sizes and colors. It’s the quickest and cheapest way to outfit your kitchen. What you see is what you get!


This hybrid solution allows you to partially customize sizes and add extra details. You’re basically getting the advantages of custom cabinets without the price.


Built to your specifications, this is the most expensive and labor-intensive option and can take several weeks or months to complete.

Cabinet Storage

When planning the layout and deciding which stock to go with, map out where everything will go in the finished kitchen, so you can ensure you have enough storage space.

This is also a good time to assess whether you’re a cabinet person or drawer person, where your garbage and recycling will go, and whether you can benefit from cutlery dividers to help you stay organized.

Door Style

Do you prefer a modern or traditional look? And how will it fit the style and color scheme of your kitchen? If you’re going with a custom cabinet, then you’ll be spoiled for choice, whereas with semi-custom, you’ll have fewer options and even less in with stock.

Still, it’s important to ensure that whichever door style you choose, it completes your kitchen and compliments the rest of your home.

Color and Finish

Choose a color and finish that reflects your personal style and the other colors in the room, such as the floors and countertops. If you want to create a natural look, then the best option is solid wood.

Some of the most popular finishes available include solid wood, laminate, and paint. However, if you aren’t sure about the type of wood, you can always ask our experienced kitchen designer at Koval Building Supply.

Cabinet Hardware

Hardware such as handles, pulls, and knobs play an important role when it comes to making a kitchen beautiful, functional, and stylish.

While they provide the aesthetic and finishing touches, hinges provide the function. Make sure to align the hardware to the style of your cabinet doors, and if you’ve chosen a cabinet style with exposed hinges, ensure they have the same finish as the rest of the hardware.

Kitchens at Koval Building Supply

So, there you have it! Five tips for choosing the perfect kitchen cabinet.

Why not check out our range of kitchens at our Morgantown branch in West Virginia today? We’re also proud suppliers of Homecrest, Omega, WoodPro, and Century!