When picking out kitchen cabinets for your Oakville home, many cabinets look great, but they may not be the best functioning cabinets for your family’s needs or have the long-term durability you’re looking for. If you are purchasing new cabinets soon for your new kitchen, here are some important characteristics to look for.
Kitchen drawers get used every day, and they take the most wear and tear, so it’s important that you have drawers that are well constructed and that will be durable enough to last for years to come.
The most durable drawers are ones that are constructed with a dovetail joint. This joint is made from interlocking channels with two wedge-shaped cuts at the end of each side of the drawer box. This dovetail joint is the most resistant to force after it’s constructed.
In addition to this joint being the most durable, it is the most decorative and attractive with the cleanest finished appearance.
Depending on the finished look you are going for, the type of cabinet door you choose will differ.
A style known as full overlay seems to be one of the most popular for Oakville homes because, when closed, it will leave very little of the frames of the cabinet exposed.
Some companies will make drawers that open all the way, while others will only have a three-quarter opening.
The best thing to look for is companies that offer a full opening drawer and a warranty on those drawers. Many people will load up their drawers, and therefore it will have a lot of weight to them. Opening the drawer all the way can put a lot of stress on the sliders, so you want to make sure it’s not going to snap.
Additionally, it’s beneficial to find drawers that offer a soft-close option so that they are not going to be slammed shut – which can cause damage to the structure of the drawer.
The Finishing Process
You may want to check with the company that manufactures the cabinets to determine how they are finished. It would be awful if you renovate your whole kitchen, and then within three months, the finish on the cabinet started to chip away.
Every manufacturer will be able to describe to you, or even show you, how they finish their cabinets so you can determine what the likely durability is going to be.
Furthermore, if you old cabinets that require a new look, you can save money with cabinet refinishing.
Contact Trends Wood Finishing Today
When selecting new cabinets for your Oakville kitchen, it can be tempting to make your decision based wholly on appearance and price; however, the important characteristics discussed in this article will help determine how durable your cabinets will ultimately be.
That’s why at Trends Wood Finishing, we focus on providing our customers with cabinet solutions that are stylish and durable so they can last for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about the products and services we can provide to help upgrade your Oakville kitchen.
*Oakville / Burlington Ontario