- Elsa Zhong
Cabinet Buying 101
Updated: Oct 31, 2021
Congratulation, you have entered the sweet burden of buying cabinets. With so many selections out there, what should you consider? Let's discuss them one by one to tackle this problem.
Cabinet buying factor 1: understand the classification of cabinets
Cabinets are mainly divided into three categories, namely wall cabinets, floor cabinets, and special cabinets. The main functions of the cabinets include storage, cooking, washing, and cooking, so they are essential in modern kitchens. Among them, wall cabinets and floor cabinets both have storage functions, but the floor cabinets often contain washing cabinets, stove cabinets, and cooking cabinets. Special cabinets are usually used to solve special problems in the kitchen. For example, a corner cabinet is equipped with a 360-degree lazy susan (Shown below), which is not only convenient for family use but also can effectively use the corner space.
Cabinet buying factor 2: decide cabinet countertop materials
Washing, cutting, and cooking are all performed on the countertop of the cabinet, so when choosing a cabinet, you must pay attention to the choice of countertop materials. There are many kinds of cabinet countertop materials on the market. The more common ones are marble countertops, granite countertops, stainless steel countertops, and quartz countertops. The performance and decorative effects of countertops of different materials are different. When choosing, we should focus on environmental protection, safety, and durability. At the same time, we can also choose cabinets at the right price according to the budget, so as not to increase the economic burden.
Cabinet buying factor 3: pay attention to distinguishing the pros and cons of hardware accessories
Hardware accessories are like the "joints" of the cabinet, and their importance is self-evident. The pros and cons of hardware accessories are related to the use effect of the family and the service life of the cabinet itself, so everyone must pay attention to distinguishing when purchasing. Generally speaking, cabinet hardware accessories mainly include hinges, drawer slides, and pull-out drawers. Most of the cabinets of well-known brands have imported hinges. You should carefully observe whether the surface is smooth when buying. If the cabinet hinge is inferior, the door panel will fall off due to poor load-bearing during use, and it will easily lose its elasticity after a long time of use, which will make the cabinet door not close tightly and affect the appearance.
Cabinet buying factor 4: focus on the details of the cabinet
The problem of details is also something that everyone cannot ignore when buying. "Details determine success or failure". Only when the details are in place can the overall beauty of the cabinet be improved and its service life extended. It is recommended that you look at whether the lines of the cabinets are straight from the side, whether the space between the cabinets is the same in width, whether the sealing is tight, and whether the position of the edging is compliant, and so on. A good cabinet can make cooking easier and enjoyable.
Cabinet buying factor 5: Consider the brand selection
Cabinets are indispensable for the kitchen, so in order to meet the preferences and needs of different consumers, various brands of cabinet products emerge endlessly. So, what brand is good for the cabinet? First of all, everyone needs to have a clear positioning, it is best to choose the right brand according to the budget, so as to avoid unnecessary economic pressure. Secondly, when choosing a brand, you can shop around and don't blindly follow the publicity of the shopping guide, so as not to be fooled. The quality and after-sales of cabinets of well-known brands are more secure, so don't be greedy for temporary cheapness. Grand Forest Cabinetry is one of the brands that thrives in the bay area with its 20 years of experience and expertise. We surely can provide helpful information for your dream kitchen and bathroom.
Cabinet buying factor 6: Take convenience and safety as the principle
No matter what kind of cabinet you choose, you should put safety first, because the kitchen is the only area in the room where open flames are used. Carelessness can easily lead to safety accidents. Among the many cabinet materials, it is recommended that you choose good fire resistance, and must be made by a regular manufacturer. This will not only improve the safety of your family when using it but also during use, even if there is a problem, you don’t have to worry about after-sales problems. , Serve multiple benefits. In addition, when choosing cabinets, you also need to follow the principle of convenience and practicality. It is recommended that you choose the appropriate size cabinets according to the size of the kitchen. Of course, you can also customize it.
After all the consideration, it is time to measure your space, and bring it to a cabinet store such as Grand Forest Cabinetry. And let's get the ball rolling, shall we?