Kitchen Cabinet Buying Guide

Kitchen Cabinet Buying Guide

Kitchen cabinets play a vital role in keeping a kitchen in shape. They don’t just act as storage spaces but also accentuate the look of your kitchen. Buying appropriate kitchen cabinets can prove to be overwhelming if you don’t know what you want and what is available in the market. When you make peace with both these factors, you can get the best kitchen cabinets.

Types of Cabinets

There are numerous types of cabinets based on style, material used, finishing and so on. Broadly, 3 types of cabinets are available in the market.

Ready to use

These cabinets are built completely and are ready to use. You can take them home soon after you purchase. There is very less scope for customization.


These cabinets are almost done but can be adjusted to the measurements of your kitchen. You need to order these and wait for few days after purchase.

Completely customized

If your kitchen needs specific kind of cabinets with odd measurements, then these cabinets serve you the best. The cabinets will be designed and built to suit your space exactly.

Cabinet accessories

After you decide the type of cabinets you want, you need to decide upon the accessories like knobs, pulls, laminate sheets, hinges, door types, etc. These need to be matched to your cabinets. They should also be bought in terms of their durability since they will have to sustain repetitive use every day.

Aesthetic considerations

Finely placed cabinets can add on to the beauty of your kitchen interiors. There are two factors that you need to consider,


The design of your cabinets should be in line with your interiors and the usage.


Match the colors to your wall or create a contrast to make it look interesting.

Planning your purchase

Before you actually buy cabinets you need to plan well. Here are some tips,

  • Have your budget drawn out. With this you can streamline your choices aptly.
  • Come up with your requirements. This is in terms of your daily usage and the items you are going to stack up in the cabinets.
  • Look at your space availability practically. It is not uncommon to see that people buy cabinets without really assessing their space. This will render you uncomfortable cabinets and space wastage.

Purchasing kitchen cabinets

When you have all your requirements in place and are ready to purchase, you can keep these things in mind,

  • Note down the exact measurements of the available space when you go to buy your cabinets.
  • Don’t hurry with your purchase, inquire completely about the product and check its durability. Ensure that you get some kind of warranty.
  • It is always a good idea to survey the market before you decide to make the purchase. This will provide you with many options and the best price.

Thus a well-researched and well planned approach will get you appropriate set of cabinets that your kitchen can adorn.

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Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.