How to Measure the Quality of Your Kitchen Cabinets

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The quality of your kitchen cabinets can be measured by their construction based on the materials that have been used and how these materials have been put together. These are the key features to look for when selecting cabinets especially when you expect them to remain as a permanent fixture in the kitchen for many years to come.

It’s worth the extra cost to make sure that you are buying something durable. Kitchen cabinets should be viewed as an investment and since they are used on a daily basis, you’ll need your cabinets to be able to withstand a lot of punishment.

Materials

Kitchen cabinets can be made from particle board, medium-density fiberboard, solid wood, and plywood. As a final finish, they may also include metal and melamine or laminate that is placed over the particle board or fiberboard.

Construction

Frameless and framed are the two designs to choose from when it comes to cabinets. Framed cabinets feature a frame outlining the cabinet box at the front while frameless cabinets don’t have a frame and use different techniques to support and assemble them.

Hardware and Mounting

There are different types of hardware available for the cabinets themselves and they vary in quality. Mounting brackets for shelves can either be made of metal or plastic. Some types of hardware give you the ability to open the drawer fully while others have restrictions. Also, there is hardware available with a soft-close feature that stops drawers from slamming shut.

If you are looking for new kitchen cabinets for your GTA home and want to determine the quality of them, feel free to contact us for more information about their construction and the materials used. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to determine which ones would be perfect for you. If you need any help at all or are looking for design ideas please don’t hesitate to visit our website at www.clarevillekitchens.ca.

Stock, Semi-Custom or Custom Cabinets. Which Ones Are Right for You?

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Stock, Semi-Custom or Custom Cabinets. Which Ones Are Right for You?

In the cabinetry industry there are 3 different terms we use to categorize the different types available. While many people believe that these cabinet terms refer to the quality of the different types, these terms actually relate to the manufacturing process involved. In order to help clarify these words we have provided an outline of them below:

Stock Cabinets

These cabinets have been pre-manufactured and in most cases there are no options for customizing them. They are made in specific sizes and you’ll usually only have 3-inch size increments to choose from. For this reason, your choices are more limited and you must stick to the different styles being offered.

Semi-Custom Cabinets

You can place an order for semi-custom cabinets from a catalogue. While they are also pre-manufactured, you’ll have more features and sizes to choose from compared to the options available with stock cabinets.

Custom Cabinets

These cabinets are built according to your specifications and the options are limitless. Choose the type of finish, wood grade, style and size you’d like according to your personal preferences and the structural requirements.

Custom cabinets may be your only choice if your kitchen layout is unusual or you have a floor plan that is unconventional. In many cases, stock kitchen cabinets or even semi-custom cabinets won’t be suitable since they won’t take up the entire space and you’ll need fillers in certain areas. When you want to make use of every inch of space for your cabinets, and want them to look a certain way, custom cabinets are your best option.

Learn more about the different types of stock, semi-custom, and custom cabinets available in Brampton, Mississauga, and other parts of the GTA for your kitchen and bathroom by contacting us or visiting our website at www.clarevillekitchens.ca. We can work with you according to your budget when it’s time to upgrade your cabinets.