5 Factors To Consider When Buying New Kitchen Cabinets

August 12, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016


Cabinets are one of the most important aspects of any kitchen, pulling together the rest of your kitchen design. Deciding which cabinets are best for your new home or kitchen remodel can be daunting with so many choices available. Regardless of whether you prefer classic wood cabinets or a more contemporary design, there are a few factors that can help you in your decision process. Here are five of these factors to consider, as told by Modern Cabinetry of Tampa, Florida:

  1. Function. Ultimately, cabinets are in place for function, not just as a beautiful backdrop for your kitchen. Take the time to research all the various options, from appliance garages to specified storage solutions that can make the most of every inch of space in your kitchen cabinets.

  2. Types. What is the look you are striving for in your kitchen? Most cabinet materials come in a variety types, such as frameless, glass, raised panels, flat panels, shaker-style and face frames. Each type can change the entire look of your kitchen and affect how easy it is to clean and maintain.

  3. Warranty. Since kitchen cabinets are a large investment, you want to ensure that both the manufacturer and installer stand behind their product and work. Quality cabinet companies will offer warranties for both their workmanship and the cabinets.

  4. Customization. Often cabinets that are pre-built may not fit the exact specifications for your kitchen design and require fillers. For the best use of space choose a cabinet maker that has the ability to customize some or all of your cabinets to get the function and design you are looking to achieve.

  5. Blending. While you may have a certain cabinet in mind, you must also consider how they will blend with your countertops, walls and floors. Choosing a cabinet company that uses computerized imagery to see how your new cabinets will look in your kitchen is an excellent way to ensure everything will blend wonderfully.

Your kitchen cabinets are the backbone of your kitchen design, so make sure you choose the ones that are functional and fit your style. Having an experienced cabinet installer with the right tools, designers and selection can ensure you will get the right cabinets to create your dream kitchen.