You’ve on your incredible new countertops, decided to go with a brand new oak flooring and even picked out some amazing stainless steel appliances. Now comes the hard decision. Choosing your kitchen cabinets. With so many different wood types, construction styles, door styles and stain / paint options, you combinations for new kitchen cabinets are endless. This doesn’t even take into account pricing options either.
New kitchen cabinets can cast you $5,000 or $50,000 depending on the size of your kitchen and what your looking to get. So you need to know what your looking for. Here are a few tips to get you started in the right direction.
Hire A Contractor Or Designer With Experience
Hiring a good contractor is a big decision it’s self, but when hiring your contractor or designer, make sure that they are an expert in cabinets. Ask them about different brands, what to look for in construction, what they like and don’t like. You might find they have lots of experience both good and bad and can steer you in the right direction.
Determine Your Budget Before Looking At Options
If you start looking at cabinets before you set your budget, you will find something you love and quite possibly ruin your budget. Set your budget ahead of time and talk with your contractor about how to stay within that budget. Maybe the best route in your budget is to spend more on quality and less on custom.
Look At The Cabinets In Person
Cabinets are something you need to see in person to determine if you like them and if the quality is sound. Inspect every area from the seams and joints to the hardware and finish. Also, ask the sales rep every question you can, if they cannot answer either look elsewhere or wait for any answer.