Everybody loves a bargain, but we’ve also been told that you get what you pay for. So when you’re shopping for new cabinets for your kitchen or bathroom, how can you tell if you’re getting quality cabinets, even at a discount? At Cabinet Outlet, we believe that buying quality products for your home shouldn’t break the bank. But we also understand why people hesitate before buying discount products.
We’re here to help you tell the difference between quality cabinets at a discount and cheap home products.
The first thing to check is the material. The best cabinets are solid wood, but plywood is a close second. Solid wood lasts longer than other materials and will hold up over time. Plywood is also a durable material, and it looks nice after a simple stain or finish because it is made up of solid layers. Both plywood and solid wood can withstand spills and moisture, unlike particle board, which swells and disintegrates when it gets wet.
Construction and Design
The next thing to look at is the construction. Look at the joinery in the corners to see what is holding the pieces together. High-quality craftsmanship, like dovetail and mortise-and-tenon- joints, will hold up better than glued or nailed joints. You also want to look at the back of the cabinet. Cheap cabinets will have a flimsy panel, while better quality cabinets will have a solid wood or plywood back panel.
The design of the cabinet is also important. You want cabinets with functional designs. Look for features like adjustable shelves and pull-out trays.
Finish and Hardware
The finish and hardware might seem like minor cosmetic details, but they are indicators of the quality of the craftsmanship. Look for cabinets with a smooth finish without drips, bubbles, or rough spots. When it comes to hardware, look for concealed, adjustable hinges that allow for precise alignment. If you are also purchasing drawers or cabinets with pull-out trays, test the drawer slides. They should be smooth and soft-closing slides that fully extend.
Quality Discount Cabinets from Cabinet Outlet
At Cabinet Outlet, we don’t think that a low price has to mean cheap construction. We have a wide selection of quality cabinets at discounted prices you can afford.