Home Remodeling: Choosing Quality Kitchen Cabinets
When you walk into a kitchen you love to take a look at the nice counter tops and see whether they are granite or marble. Probably also notice the floor and the nice stainless steel appliances. But we all know that the real start of the show when it comes to kitchens are the cabinets. In real estate It is often said that buyers will buy a home for the kitchen and everything else is just what comes with it. If this is true (even if it is not 100% true) then your kitchen cabinets are essentially the most important feature in your entire home.
Choosing kitchen cabinet is not as easy as it was 20 years ago when you had two different wood choices (oak and maple) and maybe 3 stain choices. Today you literally have a countless number of different combinations between woods, stains, door style and hardware. Here are a few tips to help you choose your next set of kitchen cabinets.
Find A Reputable Source
When sorting through all of the different cabinet styles, quality options and more it is easy to get overwhelmed. Hiring an experienced contractor or designer who knows their way around cabinets can save you a ton of time and headache. A contractor will most likely have intimate knowledge of many cabinets and can tell you the pros and cons of some of his favorites.
You should never choose your kitchen cabinets from photos, there is way to many unknowns without seeing them in person. To see cabinets in person you will likely have to visit the makers or their dealers show room. Here you can examine the finish, is it smooth and durable. You can examine the construction of the boxes, drawers and see if the hardware is durable. Most quality hardware comes with a lifetime warranty.
Take your time when choosing your cabinets and don’t be shy. Ask any questions you may have and make sure you have proper help, cabinets are a big expense and you want to get the most for your money.