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7 tips When choosing kitchen cabinets

January 2, 2024

Kitchen Cabinet Tips

1. Budget

Determine your budget beforehand. Cabinets come in a wide range of prices, so establishing a budget will help narrow down your options and prevent overspending.

2. Quality and Material

Consider the material used for the cabinets. Common choices include solid wood, engineered wood, metal, laminate, or thermofoil. Solid wood tends to be more durable and long-lasting, but it can be more expensive. Assess the quality of construction and finishes to ensure longevity. 

3. Style and Aesthetics

Decide on the style that best suits your taste and complements the overall design of your kitchen. Styles can range from traditional to modern, and there are various finishes and colors available. Take into account the visual appeal and how the cabinets will blend with your kitchen’s decor. 

White kitchen cabinets installed in a work break room remodel.

4. Storage Needs

Assess your storage requirements. Consider the size and number of cabinets needed to accommodate your kitchen essentials. Look for features such as adjustable shelves, drawers, dividers, and special organizers that maximize storage efficiency. 

5. Functionality and Layout

Consider how the cabinets will function within your kitchen layout. Think about the arrangement of cabinets, drawers, and their accessibility concerning your cooking and workflow. Optimize functionality by planning for features like soft-close hinges, pull out shelves, or lazy Susans. 

6. Durability and Maintenance

Evaluate the durability of the materials and finishes used. Cabinets should be able to withstand daily use and potential exposure to moisture, heat, and grease in the kitchen. Additionally, consider how easy they are to clean and maintain. 

7. Installation and Warranty

Check the installation process and whether professional installation is required. Additionally, inquire about the warranty offered by the manufacturer. A good warranty can provide peace of mind and cover any unexpected issues that may arise. 

Custom cabinets installed by professionals.

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