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Frequently Asked

Your Questions, Our Expertise – Let’s Clarify!


From cabinet dimensions to finish options, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about San Marcos Kitchens. Browse our detailed responses to discover solutions for all your kitchen cabinet needs. Browse our extensive FAQs to find solutions for planning, installation, care and more.

San Marcos Kitchen specializes in transforming spaces with our exceptional kitchen remodeling services. The process begins with an initial consultation where we discuss your design preferences and budget. After this, we perform an in-home kitchen measurement to ensure precision in our plans. Our expert team then crafts a detailed, customized plan, covering every facet of the remodel. Demolition paves the way for the installation of your chosen elements, be it countertops, cabinetry, or other features. To conclude, a meticulous inspection is carried out to guarantee perfection, revealing a beautifully remodeled kitchen, uniquely tailored to your taste. 

When remodeling a kitchen, consider functionality, layout, and design. Assess storage needs and appliance placement for efficient cooking. Factor in lighting and materials for aesthetics and durability.  

Renovating a kitchen can vary in time, typically taking 1-2 weeks. Factors including the project’s scale, materials, and unforeseen challenges can influence the duration.  

San Marcos Kitchen offers expert kitchen remodeling services. Initially, we assess your needs and desires. Planning involves detailed designs, selecting materials, an in-home measurement, and a final proposal. If demolition is requested, this is scheduled and completed. Installation follows shortly thereafter, and a quality review is the final step. 

Whether you prefer a budget-friendly option or want to invest in custom-made cabinets, knowing the differences between ready-to-assemble cabinets (RTA), stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and custom cabinets will help you make the right decision for your kitchen. Let’s explore each type in detail to help you find the perfect cabinets for your dream kitchen. 


Ready-to-Assemble Cabinets (RTA) 

RTA cabinets come in parts and are designed to be assembled by the homeowner or installer. They are typically shipped in flat packs with all the necessary hardware and instructions for assembly. These cabinets are popular among DIY enthusiasts and those looking for budget-friendly options. While they can be more affordable, the quality and durability can vary based on the manufacturer and materials used. 

Stock Cabinets 

Stock cabinets are pre-manufactured in standard sizes, styles, and finishes. They are readily available and can be purchased off the shelf from home improvement stores or cabinet dealers. While they offer limited customization options, they are generally the most affordable and quickest to install. Their quality can range from basic to high, depending on the brand and materials. 

Semi-Custom Cabinets 

Semi-custom cabinets offer a middle ground between stock and custom cabinets. While they start with standard sizes, they provide a range of modifications, such as adjusting the depth, width, or height. Homeowners can also choose from a broader selection of finishes, styles, and storage solutions. This flexibility allows for a more personalized fit and design compared to stock cabinets, but they are typically more expensive and have a longer lead time. 

Custom Cabinets 

Custom cabinets are tailor-made to fit the exact specifications and desires of the homeowner. They offer the most flexibility in terms of design, materials, finishes, and sizes. Since they are crafted to fit unique spaces and needs, they are often associated with higher quality and craftsmanship. Custom cabinets are typically the most expensive option and have the longest lead time, as they are made to order.