When it finally comes time to update your kitchen, you’ll have a lot of decisions to make. There are truly endless possibilities to the gadgets, appliances, and features that you can include in your newly remodeled kitchen. But, the foundation for all those choices is your kitchen cabinets.
The cabinets set the tone for the whole room and determine the direction your kitchen will take. At DWELL44, we built an entire showroom to help show you what kitchen features and cabinets you should include in your remodel. Today we’ll walk you through some of the best kitchen cabinet brands to consider for your kitchen update.
Types of Cabinets
Before we dive in too deep, let’s take a moment to define the different types of cabinets that are available. These types will refer to the way they’re built or the materials that are used in construction. One other difference will be the way that different types of cabinets are installed.
Pre-assembled cabinets have everything attached and included as is. It’s a really simple way of getting cabinets for your home that are already completely built and ready to install. These cabinets are mostly going to come from places like Ikea, Home Depot, and other big-box hardware stores. There’s nothing “wrong” with pre-assembled cabinets, and they sometimes offer the best solution for homeowners to quickly switch out cabinets. However, sometimes they do get a bad wrap because they aren’t customizable and they’re cheaper.
Ready to Assemble Cabinets
This type of cabinet will come from the dealer in multiple pieces that will need to be put together. Sometimes that’s as simple as installing the cabinets and then attaching the doors and hardware. Other times that means assembling all of the different parts of the cabinets. In any case, the cost of these cabinets is often a bit cheaper, but the installation will cost more.
Semi-custom cabinets are similar to pre-assembled cabinets because everything comes put together and ready to go. But, the difference is that these cabinets come with many different customizable features. For instance, you can pick your own color, hardware, wood type, stain, and more. When going with semi-custom, you’re getting most of the advantages to custom without the price tag being quite as high.
Custom cabinets are the top of the top for a good reason. These cabinets aren’t easy to put together or design. In every case, premium materials are used, and the cabinets are handmade. Your kitchen designer will help you decide where you want cabinets, what size they should be, and what style. You’ll then be able to send that information to the cabinet maker, and each cabinet will be custom-made to fit your home.
Best Kitchen Cabinet Brands to Consider
We’ve gone over the types of cabinets and what to look for when you’re remodeling your kitchen and in need of cabinets. Here are the cabinet brands that we think every homeowner should consider.
We’re talking about Crystal Cabinet Works first because we believe they’re the best in the business. They offer several cabinet styles and designs, from fully custom to semi-custom, all of their cabinets are built with pride in the USA. Crystal Cabinets is one of our featured brands at DWELL44, and we’d be happy to help walk you through some of the cabinets that they’ve built, the features they offer, and options for your kitchen.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy cabinet install solution, Ikea is a great option. They offer pre-assembled cabinets in a plethora of styles and colors that you can choose from. There are some variations in their designs, and many homeowners have found Ikea to be a good and affordable option when remodeling a kitchen and adding cabinets.
Canyon Creek is another custom cabinet builder. The company is based out of Washington State but offers to ship to places all over the country. You’ll find a number of cabinet options from them with some premium offerings. There are some very high-end woods and stains used by this company that many homeowners find appealing for their kitchen cabinets.
Puustelli is a Scandinavian cabinet-making company located in Minnesota. They bring out some of the best in Scandinavian design and work to offer sustainable solutions to cabinet making. That’s one of the reasons they have a lot of cabinets that are made in eco-friendly ways. While beautiful custom cabinets are their specialty, building a brighter future for their industry is the mission.
Kraftmaid is a custom cabinet builder that proudly builds cabinets for both the kitchen and bathroom in homes. They offer a number of innovative cabinet ideas, such as pull-outs and storage ideas that can help to keep your kitchen organized and streamlined. Look to Kraftmaid for some good resources on styling and designing as well.
Last on our list is The Home Depot. Now, you might not think of Home Depot as anything more than a hardware store, but they actually have a number of specialty options like kitchen cabinets that they can offer. You can order semi-custom cabinets from them or purchase pre-assembled cabinets that are ready to install. They’ve got a lot of options, and it’s never a bad place to look for ideas.
If you’re looking for help deciding on the best kitchen cabinets for your home, don’t be afraid to stop by DWELL44. It’s our mission to be a resource to homeowners and builders in the industry. We want you to be able to see and feel what different cabinets can do to impact a kitchen. Make an appointment today to stop by our showroom!