Kitchen Cabinets



Kitchen Cabinets

New kitchen cabinets add style, depth and detail allowing a home take on an entirely new personality. Kitchen cabinets come is a wide selection of choices from such major brands as Kraftmaid, Ikea, and Thomasville. Picking out cabinets for your new or remodeled kitchen is not an easy proposition. The choices for door style, wood grain, finish and options are infinite. You local cabinet dealer might be a good place to start.

Select the wood grain you want and desired finish. Maple, pine, cherry, hickory, birch and oak kitchen cabinets are some of the most popular choices in wood design. Signs of quality cabinets are grain that matches from piece to piece and furniture-quality finishes. Painted white, black or staining a vintage antique finish are also options.

Choose stock kitchen cabinets when controlling costs is your priority. In stock, ready to assemble cabinets leave room in your financial plan for upgrades elsewhere. You'll find fewer finish options but many popular styles, woods and accessories. Most people spend up to 60% of their budget on kitchen cabinets, buying factory direct or unassembled do it yourself cabinets might be an option to explore.

Plan on spending more for custom units if you need to fit exact dimensions. Top-quality materials and craftsmanship increase both the cost and turnaround. Semi-custom cabinets are also made to order, but their set widths may require inserts for a perfect fit.

Investigate manufactured finishes such as laminate or thermofoil. Both are easy to clean and less expensive than wood, but also less durable. Ask about typical repairs and what the warranty covers. Examine a showroom sample that has been in use for a while to see how it wears.

Insist on construction that can support heavy cookware and withstand countless openings, bumps and spills. Drawers with dovetailed joints are stronger than stapled ones. Doors with fitted mortised corners are sturdier than non-interlocking butt joints. Also look for 3/4-inch face frames.

Take a quick look inside the cabinets. Most stock and semi-custom units use solid wood only for the exposed frame, doors and drawers. Even high-end cabinets may contain particleboard or veneer-covered plywood inside. Both are less likely to warp than solid wood, and can be stained or painted.

Look for drawers that extend completely and are equipped with self-closing glides rated to hold 75 lb. Well-made drawers boast 1/2- to 3/4-inch sides with dovetailed or doweled joints and a strong bottom that's glued into grooves. The strongest shelves are 3/4-inch plywood.

Remodeling your kitchen with new cabinets or refacing, refinishing, or painting existing cabinets to your exact standards not only adds beauty, but also adds value to your home. Look at all of the possibilities that are open to you. There are so many different furniture styles available; country, rustic, retro, contemporary, or a european style might best suit your home decor. You should make sure you check out as many as possible before you start to plan your kitchen makeover. Another good place to start is by looking at magazines and home improvement booklets. Visit home improvement shows or watch the new home and garden shows that are on T.V. You will be amazed at all of the ideas you will come up with. With all of these ideas, you may be able to design you own kitchen with a mix and match of ideas to make it uniquely yours.




Brands: Kitchen Cabinets


Omega Cabinetry
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Omega Cabinetry


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Why settle for a kitchen like everyone else's? Omega's exceptionally wide range of choices, solid construction and high quality finishes let you create exactly the kitchen that feels the most like home to you.

Jim Bishop Cabinets
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Jim Bishop Cabinets


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It's a world of commitment to quality and value by a small family in a middle-sized American town. From our founding by Jim Bishop Sr. in 1964, our traditional approach to business and our old fashioned values have resulted in extraordinary customer satisfaction and steady growth for us. After all, as a family-owned business we don't have stockholder and board members to answer to. This gives us more time to satisfy the most important people in our business, our customers.

KraftMaid Cabinetry
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KraftMaid Cabinetry


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KraftMaid Cabinetry is the nation's leading manufacturer of built-to-order cabinets for the kitchen, offering outstanding quality and extensive selection of door styles, finishes and decorative and functional storage features. KraftMaid also offers bathroom cabinets, and cabinets throughout the home.

HomeCrest Cabinetry
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HomeCrest Cabinetry


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We make kitchen cabinets - beautiful, affordable, enduring cabinets that have earned the trust of homebuilders and homeowners alike for more than 30 years.

Kemper Cabinetry
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Kemper Cabinetry


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Kemper offers classic, affordable designs… that last. Choose from over 150 styles and finish combinations - including glazes, paints and accents to create a kitchen that's as comfortable and beautiful as it is functional. A kitchen that says a lot about the way you live.

Armstrong Cabinets
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Armstrong Cabinets


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Our purpose is to provide inspiring and progressive modern cabinetry and space management solutions that are manufactured and delivered precisely, while intuitively integrating into the way our customers live their lives.

Waypoint Living Spaces
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Waypoint Living Spaces


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Remodeling can be very stressful. Waypoint Living Spaces® was created to help streamline the entire process with the support of talented and knowledgeable designers that are with you every step of the way.