How to Be a Smart Shopper When Selecting Kitchen Cabinets

by | Aug 12, 2016 | Construction and Maintenance

Your kitchen cabinets are more than a handy form of storage for your groceries, cat food, or dinnerware. The right ones could add to the functionality of your kitchen and boost its style. Here are some tips on how to shop smart for these kitchen staples:

Start with a Budget

Your budget will largely determine the kind of kitchen cabinets you get. Keep it in mind when you go shopping. Cabinet types include stock, semi-custom, and custom. Stock cabinets are the cheapest choice while semi-custom cabinets can offer more variety in terms of style and configurations. Custom cabinets are the priciest option, but they’re designed with plenty of nifty features and are built according to your specifications, so you get a great tradeoff.

Framed vs Frameless

Choose framed cabinets or go European-style with frameless ones. Frameless cabinets often offer easier access but some like the look of framed cabinets better. Decide on which style you want.

Assess Construction Quality

Well-built cabinets will last you longer, so check the quality of the construction. If you’re buying online, ask for details and photos of the cabinets to help you decide.

Go for Handy Features

While this can increase your costs by about 20 percent, says Consumer Reports, going for nifty features can make your life so much easier in the long run. If you want convenience over cost, then consider asking for a spring loaded shelf. Whenever you have to reach for your food processor, all you have to do is swing that shelf up and out, and you have what you need.

Restore Your Old Ones

Restoring your old cabinets also work. Look for remodeling companies for help. Find out if you can save more with a restoration or new ones.

Make smart choices with these tips. Good luck finding the perfect kitchen cabinets!

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