4 Signs Of Quality Kitchen Cabinets
For many people renovating a kitchen, kitchen cabinets in Crofton are often the item that ends up being the most expensive. If you spend that kind of money on just one aspect of remodeling, you want to ensure it’s a quality job. Here’s what you should look for to ensure your money is well spent.
Plywood Instead Of Particle Board
It all starts with materials. The best material for cabinets is plywood, meaning the construction uses sheets of solid wood layered on top of each other for more structural reinforcement. The cheaper and less durable alternative is particle board, or medium density fiberboard (MDF). This is constructed with wood chips or flakes and added to a resin to make a sheet essentially composed of glued-together wood chips. Unsurprisingly, this lacks the durability of solid pieces of wood.
Soft Close Hinges
High-quality hinges will shut themselves but also do it quietly. Normal self-close hinges, of lower quality, will “take over” the closing process when you shut a cabinet door, using the force of the motion to complete the shutting action. Soft close hinges have this same function but without the loud slamming sound of lower quality hinges.
Undermount Soft Close Drawer Glides
Another aspect of cabinets is the drawers. New, high-quality drawers will have “glides” mounted under them to ensure a smooth, easy motion when pulling open drawers. However, like cabinet doors, they will also have a quiet, soft close function to ensure no loud noises during use.
Solid Dovetail Boxes
Quality drawers will be made of hardwood and use an interlocking “dovetail” pattern to hold the separate pieces of the drawer together. Lower-quality drawers will be made of MDF and will save costs by gluing the pieces together. Unfortunately, this usually results in less structural integrity and can lead to bowing and bending and a shorter lifespan.
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