Deciding Which Type of Kitchen Cabinets to Choose
Kitchen available in various styles, types and of course prices. If you don’t want to spend too much money, then your option is stock cabinets. They are most popular type of cabinets. This cabinets usually have standard sizes and shapes. Stock cabinet also have less choices on colors, design and styles. If budget is not a big problem and you want exact dimensions, then you can have made to order, custom cabinets. They are expensive hi end cabinets which match your specific requirements. Choice of color, design, size and finish is vast.
Semi-custom cabinets are also an option. They are stock cabinets whose certain dimensions are changed to meet your specific needs. They are more expensive than stock cabinets but economical as compared to custom cabinets.
There is decision also to be made regarding the material for construction of cabinets. You can choose from hardwood plywood, solid wood or sheet products.
- Hardwood plywood is used in hi end cabinets as it is expensive. These cabinets are more durable as compared to sheet products.
- Solid wood cabinets are made from cherry, maple, oak, elm or ash. These are solid lumber hardwoods which are durable but quite expensive.
- Then, there are sheet products like particleboard or engineered sheet like medium density fiberboard ( MDF ). They are quite popular and economical but not so long lasting and are prone to water damage.