Everyone wants to know how to find the best kitchen cabinets. The problem is that there’s more than one answer to that question. Best in terms of what?
The best kitchen cabinets for price
If your definition of the best kitchen cabinets is the cheapest, the answer is simple. Just use one of the high street chains or trade only suppliers. Their kitchens are certainly cheap.
The trouble is that they’re cheap in quality as well as price. So, for example, they’ll be constucted from cheap, low density chipboard. The problem with low density chipboard is it soon starts to bow under the weight of the worktops. The first signs of bowing is usally seen on the backs of the units. Once the backs start to bow, it isn’t usually long before they come away completely, exposing the wall & any pipework behind.
Also, the doors will usually be the low-quality foil, vinyl, PET or PVC wrapped type. The problem with all wrapped type doors is they peel after a while.
Therefore, these are only the best kitchen cabinets if you’re more interested in short-term saving, rather than a long-lasting kitchen.
The best kitchen cabinets for a cheap rental property
Some of the chains offer ‘budget’ ranges that are cheaper than their standard ranges. These are rock-bottom prices and rock-bottom quality, but they may still be the best kitchen cabinets for a rental property. If they only need to last a year or so, you’ll probably be fine, but don’t expect them to last a lot longer.
The best kitchen cabinets for quality
If price is no issue and you just want the best, you’ll find it at the independent showrooms. These cabinets are built to last. They’ll be constucted from high density chipboard that will support the weight of the heaviest worktops & never bow. Plus, the doors will be the high quality painted or lacquered type which will never peel. However, the price they charge will vary enormously though. Some charge similar to the chains & trade only suppliers. However, some charge much more.
The best kitchen cabinets for choice
The chains and trade only suppliers only offer a limited selection of door styles and colours. So, for example, if you’re looking for a shaker kitchen, the chains & trade only supplies only tend to offer 1 or 2 different styles of shaker doors in a limited number of colours. However, if you visit an independent showroom, you’ll usually find up to 10 different styles of shaker door in a much wider selection of colours. In fact, some offer the choice of having your shaker kitchen painted in any colour of your choice – often for no additional charge.
The best kitchen cabinets for value
The best kitchen cabinets for value are the least expensive cabinets that are built to last a minimum of 10-15 years. To find these, you’ll need to go to the independent showrooms — but only certain ones. So, how do you find the showrooms that offer quality for a reasonable price? That’s where I come in. For many years, I worked for the company that supplied most independent kitchen showrooms around the UK. Therefore, I know which showrooms sell what ranges and how the price and quality of all the different ranges compare.
So, If you’re looking to find the best value kitchen cabinets, get in touch, and I’ll recommend the showrooms in your area to speak to.
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