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Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Next Up Modular Kitchen Cabinets Learn all of your options for modular kitchen cabinets in an effort to create a budget-friendly dream kitchen. Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Learn about the features of unfinished kitchen cabinets to see how this affordable option can give you unique and beautiful cabinets on a budget. Custom Kitchen Cabinets Learn about the features of custom kitchen cabinets and see why they are the cabinet of choice for homeowners looking for full creative freedom in their kitchen design. Stock Kitchen Cabinets Consider stock kitchen cabinets as an option for an economical kitchen design. Recycled Kitchen Cabinets Get information on recycled kitchen cabinets, an environmentally and budget-friendly way to redesign your kitchen. Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets Learn about the different options for ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets and see how they can help you design a budget friendly dream kitchen. Custom Kitchen Cabinet Doors Custom kitchen cabinet doors show off your unique personality and style. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation. Cherry Kitchen Cabinets Get the information you need on cherry kitchen cabinets, a popular and beautiful wood choice for your kitchen design. Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet Ideas Outdoor kitchen cabinets can be beautiful and functional when they’re made from stainless steel or a variety of other materials.
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Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Modular Kitchen Cabinets Learn all of your options for modular kitchen cabinets in an effort to create a budget-friendly dream kitchen. Unfinished Kitchen Cabinets Learn about the features of unfinished kitchen cabinets to see how this affordable option can give you unique and beautiful cabinets on a budget. Custom Kitchen Cabinets Learn about the features of custom kitchen cabinets and see why they are the cabinet of choice for homeowners looking for full creative freedom in their kitchen design. Stock Kitchen Cabinets Consider stock kitchen cabinets as an option for an economical kitchen design. Recycled Kitchen Cabinets Get information on recycled kitchen cabinets, an environmentally and budget-friendly way to redesign your kitchen. Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets Learn about the different options for ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinets and see how they can help you design a budget friendly dream kitchen. Custom Kitchen Cabinet Doors Custom kitchen cabinet doors show off your unique personality and style. Kitchen Catch-Up: How to Install Cabinets Installing kitchen cabinets is a great way to save money on a kitchen renovation. Cherry Kitchen Cabinets Get the information you need on cherry kitchen cabinets, a popular and beautiful wood choice for your kitchen design. Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet Ideas Outdoor kitchen cabinets can be beautiful and functional when they’re made from stainless steel or a variety of other materials.
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Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Publisher’s Comments – A Final Word On Cabinet Quality Who’s this Publisher guy and what does he know? If you search for the definition of “quality” you’ll likely come across a number of meanings. In my personal view, quality is very subjective and varies depending on the expectations of the person judging it. The information above provides guidelines on what characteristics are “better” mostly from a durability standpoint, and in an absolute sense. In other words, for a given condition, a dovetailed solid wood drawer has greater strength and durability qualities than a particle board drawer with doweled and stapled joints. But does that mean the latter won’t do the job and last as long as you expect? That all depends on your expectations. Does it also mean it’s “poorer” quality? Maybe yes for you but no for the next person. Reading information that helps you learn about what to look for in cabinet quality is beneficial. But you’re best served by it when you take what you’ve learned and go out and see it for yourself. I think the best way to educate yourself on kitchen cabinet quality is to “test drive” the product. What I mean by that is to go out and look at a range of products and see for yourself whether they meet your definition of quality. Look at some base cabinets that don’t have any countertops installed and see how the box is reinforced. Does the panel thickness look adequate or does it seem flimsy? Compare some cabinets with corner gussets made out of particle board and others made from solid wood or plywood. Which looks more solid? Pull the drawers in and out. Do they feel smooth and rugged or flimsy? Look at some cabinet displays in home centers that have some ‘mileage’ on them from browsing cabinet shoppers. Do they look tired? Are any hinges loose? What do you notice about them? Of the top 25 cabinet producers (based on 2006 sales volume), all who had more than one product line used elements like all-plywood and dovetailed drawers combined with other higher quality features in their higher-end lines. At a minimum that says something about what the industry perceives as higher quality. However in the end, the decision to go with cabinets made with plywood, particle board, MDF or a combination really comes down to what you believe constitutes “quality” in your mind. It’s a matter of what you can afford and that really means striking a balance between what your budget will allow and the level of perceived quality and durability that suits you. Do you want cabinets that will last 30 years or do you need them to hold up long enough to do the job until you move in 5 years. Bottom line, use the information here on cabinet quality to understand the differences that are out there and get a baseline for what’s ok, good and better. Get out and look at the products. Then, let your common sense prevail. If the cabinet seems flimsy or the workmanship looks shoddy then the cabinet doesn’t meet your standard for quality and you should consider another product. Armed with information, you should be able to make smart decisions on the level of kitchen cabinet quality that works for you.
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Quality Kitchen Cabinets

BHG.com Kitchens Kitchen Cabinets Cabinet Styles Choosing Quality Kitchen Cabinets Recognize good kitchen cabinets when you see them. Read this list to determine if the ones you’re considering are high-quality or not worth the cash. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE No single item affects the look, cost, and longevity of your kitchen as much as cabinetry. Buying the cheapest available is rarely the best choice. Drawers soon wobble on their substandard guide hardware or fall apart altogether, and inferior finishes wear away. Unless the cabinet surfaces are solid wood or wood veneer, painting or refinishing will be difficult or even impossible. When comparing cabinets, ask about construction details and look for these signs of lasting quality: continue reading below Solid-wood face frames with doweled-and-glued joints, unless the cabinet is frameless. Mortise-and-tenon joinery; it’s even better, but it’s a custom-only feature.Solid-wood drawer fronts and door frames; solid or swell-veneered door panels.Solid-wood or plywood drawer sides at least 1/2-inch thick, with doweled or dovetailed joints (avoid stapled-and-glued joints).Self-closing drawer and tray glides able to bear at least 75-100 pounds each. Ball bearings are best. Full-extension glides increase storage space.Corner braces, plywood sides, and rear panels in the cabinet box.Adjustable shelves in wall cabinetsPullout trays instead of fixed shelves in lower cabinets.Drawers and doors that open without any trace of wobbling or binding.Extended warranties and performance guarantees. How to Mix Kitchen Cabinet Materials How to Mix Kitchen Cabinet Materials Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE Popular In Cabinet Styles How to Choose Kitchen Knobs and Pulls Kitchens with Furniture-Style Cabinets Laminate Kitchen Cabinets More Cabinet Styles Load More
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Quality Kitchen Cabinets

BHG.com Kitchens Kitchen Cabinets Cabinet Styles Choosing Quality Kitchen Cabinets Recognize good kitchen cabinets when you see them. Read this list to determine if the ones you’re considering are high-quality or not worth the cash. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE No single item affects the look, cost, and longevity of your kitchen as much as cabinetry. Buying the cheapest available is rarely the best choice. Drawers soon wobble on their substandard guide hardware or fall apart altogether, and inferior finishes wear away. Unless the cabinet surfaces are solid wood or wood veneer, painting or refinishing will be difficult or even impossible. When comparing cabinets, ask about construction details and look for these signs of lasting quality: continue reading below Solid-wood face frames with doweled-and-glued joints, unless the cabinet is frameless. Mortise-and-tenon joinery; it’s even better, but it’s a custom-only feature.Solid-wood drawer fronts and door frames; solid or swell-veneered door panels.Solid-wood or plywood drawer sides at least 1/2-inch thick, with doweled or dovetailed joints (avoid stapled-and-glued joints).Self-closing drawer and tray glides able to bear at least 75-100 pounds each. Ball bearings are best. Full-extension glides increase storage space.Corner braces, plywood sides, and rear panels in the cabinet box.Adjustable shelves in wall cabinetsPullout trays instead of fixed shelves in lower cabinets.Drawers and doors that open without any trace of wobbling or binding.Extended warranties and performance guarantees. How to Mix Kitchen Cabinet Materials How to Mix Kitchen Cabinet Materials Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE

Quality Kitchen Cabinets