Do you plan on doing some remodeling to your house at some point in the near future? If so, you may want to buy some new kitchen cabinets to replace the current ones that are old and looking quite shabby. We’ve been pondering exactly that question for the last 6-12 months because we’re not happy with the height of our cabinets and definitely don’t like the color. But even if you do decide to select new cabinets, how do you know you’re getting what you need and at the best price?
Finding a place that sells excellent cabinets is much easier said than done. There is no question that there are an enormous amount of places selling cabinets. However, the quality of the cabinets they provide can vary drastically. You need to educate yourself about the current brands and models of cabinets before you begin your shopping. Here are some tips you can use regarding where to buy high quality cabinets.
1. Cabinets are their specialty
Ideally, you want to find a store that only sells cabinets. It will be well worth the effort that it takes you to find a store like this. It is true that many stores that sell furniture may also have a selection of cabinets. However, the selection at these stores will be inferior compared to the stores that only deal with cabinets. You want to expose yourself to the largest amount of brands and styles as you can. This gives you the best chance of finding the cabinets that will blend in perfectly to the current design scheme of your kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Kings has a wide variety of RTA kitchen cabinets to choose from. You can go to http://www.kitchencabinetkings.com to take a look at their complete inventory.
2. What materials are they made out of?
You may have a specific type of wood in mind for the cabinets you are going to buy or a particular color you like. If that is the case, you may have difficulty finding the type of wood you want, especially if it is particularly obscure. This is why you will need to contact multiple stores that sell cabinets to find out the different types of wood that their products are made out of. Although it might be a bit tedious, this simple step will save you the trouble of driving to the store and wasting your time. You might also want to ask them if they can custom make a cabinet for you from the wood you desire, particularly if you have a strange corner to deal with or an oddly shaped room.
3. Will they install the cabinets for you?
You have now purchased the perfect cabinets for your kitchen…but there is one problem. The cabinets need to be professionally installed. You have never done work like this before. Therefore, ask the store where you bought your cabinets if they offer installation for an additional fee. Hanging cabinets is not difficult, but if you do decide to do it on your own, you need to keep in mind that the cabinets hold an enormous amount of weight with all of your glasses and china inside. So if you intend to do this yourself, make sure you use proper wall anchors…and measure carefully so you get them hung straight on the wall. While we’ve assembled all of our cabinets ourselves before, we never wanted to hang them — because we just didn’t quite trust our own skills!
So there you have it – three things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about replacing your kitchen cabinets this year. Have you replaced or refinished your own kitchen cabinets recently? Tell us what path you decided to take!