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Kitchen Cabinet Buying Guide

Not all Kitchen Cabinets are Created Equal

Researching cabinets for your kitchen will lead to an overwhelming amount of brands, styles, looks, and materials to choose from. With all of those options, it can be hard to narrow things down to a manageable amount. If you want cabinets that are worth the investment, that won’t fall apart after a few years, that will continue to function exactly how they did when they were installed, you can narrow your options down considerably.

What to Look For

There are certain materials, hardware, and construction techniques that are clear indicators of quality cabinets and drawers. By ensuring your selections include all of these, you’ll be able rest easy that your cabinets will last for a lifetime.

Solid Wood Construction

Solid Wood Construction

Make sure your cabinets are built from real wood. Particle board sides and shelves are much less desirable. Cabinet sides should always be at lest 1/2″ thick for framed cabinetry and 3/4′ thick for European frameless cabinetry. The solid properties of wood will hold up to wear and tear longer, protecting your investment.

Full-Extension Soft Close Drawer Tracks

Full-Extension Soft Close Drawer Tracks

These type tracks are the best hardware for your kitchen drawers. Blum makes the industry standard, but others can be nearly as good. They will withstand heavy use and will make accessing drawers convenient.

Dovetail Construction

Dovetail Construction

Dovetailed joints are an age-old construction method and are a sure-fire sign of better quality construction. The method involves wedge-shaped “Dovetails” that join the corners of a drawer for a sturdy result that will last far longer than staples, srews, or dowels.

InFocus Kitchen & Bath Design Difference

At InFocus Kitchen and Bath, we deal only with premium cabinet lines. That means you’ll never have to sift through poor quality substitutes and you’ll never wind up with a kitchen that will fall apart short of a lifetime. Even with the better construction our prices for cabinetry still remain less than home centers and other showrooms pricing out the same doorstyles and finishes in lesser particle board construction. Appointments can be made on our Edison NJ office where you’ll see 3D renderings on a large flat screen TV.

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