Kitchen Remodel: Choosing The Right Cabinets

by admin on July 22, 2010

By: admin

Not All Cabinets Are Created Equal

When remodeling your kitchen, you have to make a lot of decisions from your counter top material to your paint color.  But, one of the biggest decisions you need to make relates to the cabinets you select.  It doesn't matter whether you are purchasing kitchen cabinets that are classified as semi-custom, or custom, their solid construction is important.

A few things you should look for when shopping for your kitchen cabinets:

  • Drawers with dovetail construction
  • Self-closing hinges
  • Solid plywood construction
  • Quiet close drawers
  • Full extension guides

Another thing to keep in mind during your home improvement is at what point the cabinets are stained

Some companies stain the individual cabinet pieces (rails, stiles and center panel) before putting their cabinets together.  While some others construct their cabinet doors and then stain them.  When cabinets are stained after the cabinet is constructed you will see unfinished wood when the center expands and contracts.

Also, if you decide that you would like a custom piece, like a smaller-than-normal or portable island like the one pictured below, would that cause your entire purchase to considered “custom?”  We work with cabinet manufacturers (Bertch brand, Legacy model) that will allow you to add a custom piece or two to your order without causing the additional expense of an entirely custom line.

These are just a few of the things to consider.  We are happy to help you at any point… whether you’re ready to get started now or if you see your project six months down the road.  Please don’t hesitate to call and let us know how we can help you design and plan for your new space.

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