Choosing Your New Cabinets

Are you in the market for new cabinets? Are you as confused as I was when it comes to picking the right cabinet company or cabinet brand?  Here are a few things that you should look for when planning your new cabinets.  First off, try not to be fooled by looks alone, otherwise, don’t judge a cabinet by its cover.  When picking out a new cabinet, make sure that it’s made with high quality materials.  Check to see if the face frames are made from ¾” solid hardwood.  Find out how the cabinets are put together.  Are they routed, nailed and glued or just stapled together?  Remember, these cabinets will need to be able to hold 50 to 100 pounds of weight so make sure you have a solid foundation to start with.

Now, what is a great cabinet without an equally great door?  Be very careful when choosing a cabinet with “real wood” doors.  Believe it or not, sometimes when they say “real wood” it’s an imitation!  It’s a thin wood veneer, sticker type material.  The quality is just not there.  Look for cabinets that have “solid wood” doors.  This means the doors are 3/4″ solid hardwood through and through.  Another choice is a good quality thermo-foil door for white, solid colors, and grain patterns.  For your kitchen or bathroom cabinet project, you want a high quality product that will last and last.  Get your custom cabinets done right the first time.  Quality is far more important than looks alone.