Custom cabinetry is more expensive than my budget can afford.
In reality, custom cabinetry is, many times, LESS expensive than pre-made cabinetry (e.g. Medallion, Custom Wood Products, Kraftmade, Thomasville) with equal features/quality sold by big box stores/lumber yards.
Typically, a bid for custom cabinetry INCLUDES installation. Installation is rarely included with purchases from big box stores/lumber yards. They may offer installation, but it will be for an additional upcharge and you may or may not get to choose the installer.