A kitchen is the heart of any home. Whether you’re a gourmet chef or someone who enjoys a lot of mac and cheese, there’s no better place than the kitchen! If you are in the process of choosing kitchen cabinetry for a new build or a remodel, you’ll have noticed that there is a huge price difference between not only vendors, but items from the same vendors as well. When you want your kitchen cabinetry to be able to stand the test of time, how can you determine which kitchen cabinetry is quality-made and which won’t hold up?
Even if you aren’t a craftsman, you’ll be able to distinguish differences between kitchen cabinetry quality by looking at the construction of the cabinets and the cabinet boxes. One of the first things to look for is the presence of particle board or MDF. While these materials are strong and inexpensive, they don’t hold up as well as solid wood or plywood. With particle board or MDF in the construction, you can feel confident these cabinets are not the quality you might be looking for.
After you’ve examined the cabinet boxes, you’ll need to look at the drawers, doors, and hardware. When you pull out a drawer, look for the presence of dovetail (interlocking) joints at the corners rather than glue, staples or other adhesives. You’ll also want to look at the sliders. Generally, bottom slide rails are an indicator of higher quality cabinetry. Door hinges should be hidden and self-closing.
For quality kitchen cabinetry in your area, contact us at McMillan Millwork & Joinery today!