Modular cabinets, or stock, ready to assemble cabinets, are very popular and readily available today through the big box stores and other modular suppliers. Modular cabinets can be obtained quickly and are usually very cheap, but as with most things, “you get what you pay for.” Often the quality of a modular cabinets is disappointing and warranties are non existent or weak. Getting replacement doors, and parts is often difficult and people often learn the hard way that ready to assemble is not for the faint of heart, when their cabinets arrive in flat boxes with “a million pieces” to put together. Also, modular cabinets offer little in the creativity of design layout and often the colors, finishes, and door styles are limited.
Bottom Line: Modular cabinets are often the cheapest and fastest option, but offer less in the areas of quality, design, aesthetics, and warranties.