Updating your kitchen? Choosing new kitchen cabinets can be such a hard decision to make, and it’s also the most important one you’ll make with any kitchen refresh. The key is to learn about the different cabinet lines and find the door style and color that matches your lifestyle and vision. If you choose a highly recommended company, like us, you’ll have zero issues with getting high quality kitchen cabinets for the right price.
How do you choose the right kitchen cabinets to buy? Let’s get you started.
The Importance of Choosing Top Quality Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen is the heart and soul of any home, and just like with any room in your house, you’ll want to make sure your kitchen is both functional and stylish. The best way to do that is to invest in top quality kitchen cabinets from some of the top manufacturers in the United States.
All kitchen cabinets have characteristics that contribute to their lifespan. The top kitchen cabinet brands will be durable, strong, and beautiful while lasting for many years. Unfortunately, in the cabinet industry not all will provide you with many years of high functionality. Some kitchen cabinets can even show wear and tear after 1-2 years. Some top issues that we usually see are crooked doors, sagging doors, loose hinges, and warping of boxes.
Sadly, these issues will cause a premature deterioration of your kitchen. By choosing kitchen cabinets with top construction, you and your kitchen will be happy for many years.
How Do You Choose Your Kitchen Cabinets?
While the brands and choices for cabinets can be a bit overwhelming, below are some tips to help you find the right ones for your space:
Tip #1: Choose Your Door Profile, First
Your cabinet doors will be the most visual element in your kitchen (yes, it surpasses the color and any shiny new appliance), which is why door style plays a vital role in kitchens. To narrow down your selection, choose the door profile that you like the most. For example, some popular ones include recessed square and slab.
Knowing the look you want in your kitchen can help to narrow down your selection even more. For instance, if you’re wanting a modern look, a slab door will achieve that.
Tip #2: Narrow to Your Favorite Style
This step is actually easy as your budget will be the big driving factor on cabinet line and style. When using our showroom, our designers will be able to show you a variety of different styles and cabinet lines. From there, we recommend to take pictures of your top 3-4 cabinets. Then, over the next few days revisit those cabinet door styles and delete the ones you don’t like. In a few days, you’ll have chosen the door style you love.
Tip #3: Decide Wood and Color
Dark cherry wood or white laminate kitchen cabinets? Again, knowing the overall kitchen style that you want will help to make this decision. Working with designers or our design team can also help you to determine what wood type, stain, or paint color you should choose.
Tip #4: Think About Organization
It’s time to think about how you use your kitchen. For example, are you an aspiring chef? If so, you might want to design a kitchen with more drawers for pots and pans. If you’re a baker, finding a cabinet line with organization options such as a spice pull out, might be an appealing feature and one you must have.
Tip #5: It’s All in The Little Details
The key from liking your kitchen cabinets to loving them is in the little details that might normally get overlooked. If you have little kids or are actively cooking, there are cabinet lines out there that offer soft-close hinges, which is a piece of hardware mounted to the hinge and gets activated when the door is about 1-inch from closing. It creates a silent, self-closing motion compared to other traditional cabinets and hinges that slam shut.
The Best Kitchen Cabinets for Sale
Now that you know a bit more on how to select the right style, color, and accessories for your kitchen cabinets, let’s talk about some of the top cabinet lines you can choose from.
At H.J. Oldenkamp, we offer two semi-custom cabinet lines. In choosing either one of them, you will be able to build the exact kitchen of your dreams. With the variety of colors, features, and options, you won’t have to compromise on your kitchen cabinets.
Masco, a global leader in the home building industry, produces the Merillat Masterpiece Collection. The benefits in choosing Masterpiece include:
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Wide range of finish options
- Accessories galore
- Proprietary topcoat
- Modify sizes within 1/16-inch
Mid Continent Cabinetry
The other semi-custom line we offer is Mid Continent Cabinetry. With this semi-custom cabinet line, you’ll receive:
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Custom paint and cabinet options to create a totally unique space
- Vanity program
- Wide selection of moldings and wood hoods
With either Masterpiece or Mid Continent Cabinetry, if you can dream it, they will have a custom solution for you.
One of the new trends in cabinetry is frameless. What are frameless cabinets? They are cabinets that don’t have a face frame. In this industry, they are also called full access cabinets, and originally became popular in Europe.
One of the many great benefits of frameless is that they offer more storage room than traditional cabinets.
The frameless line of Mid Continent Cabinetry, Vista Cabinetry has the following features:
- 15% more storage than traditional cabinets
- Easier access with no center stile
- Wider drawers for more storage
- Many wood and finish options
Offering impeccable style and great functionality for an affordable price, we are happy to offer three distinct cabinet lines in a mid-price range.
Another Masco produced cabinet line, Merillat Classic is known as “America’s Kitchen.” Additionally, Merillat Classic also features a 25-year limited warranty, new finishes that keep up with what’s trending, and stylish yet practical options.
A modern cabinet line that will transform any space into one that’s both beautiful and functional. With Fabuwood, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll receive:
- 5-year limited warranty
- Variety of modification options
- All-plywood box
Top value and creative lifestyle solutions help to make QualityCabinets an attractive cabinet option.
Some of the top benefits in choosing this cabinet line include:
- 18 paint/stain options
- 8 door styles
- Soft-close hinges
- Dovetail drawer option
Masco Cabinetry is also the parent company of Quality Cabinets.
We also offer two cabinet lines that offer great value and options for the price.
Quality Cabinets – Woodstar Series
Part of Quality Cabinets, the Woodstar Series is an attractive cabinet line that offers creative solutions and benefits including:
- 3-year limited warranty
- Budget friendly
- 5 door styles and 6 color options
Kountry Wood Products
Hand-crafted, versatile cabinets that offer the industry’s most popular finish and storage options, Kountry Wood Products is also our most affordable cabinet line. You will also see great benefits like 21 finish options, 10 door styles, and eco-friendly initiatives.
The best part about all of these cabinet lines is that we have a selection center in our showroom so you can see them in person before making your final decision. We even have two cabinets (Kountry Wood Products in Lava Cherry and Quality Woodstar in Maddie White) in stock for quick delivery.
Why Choose H.J. Oldenkamp for Kitchen Cabinets
Here at the H.J. Oldenkamp Company, we’ve been supplying the industry’s top interior building products since 1946. We’ve quickly become the Midwest’s leading wholesale distributor, and we are 100% dedicated to having the products you need exactly when you need them.
Our Royal Oak, Michigan warehouse has over 100,00 square feet of space filled with products that are ready for pick-up or immediate delivery. We even have a clearance vanity section where you can browse over fifteen ready-made bath and kitchen cabinets for sale.
Our team also offers a variety of other services to help keep you, our customers, more than satisfied.
Wrap-up: Top Kitchen Cabinets for Sale
While choosing kitchen cabinets can be a tough decision, just remember that there is a cabinet line and style that will meet your tastes and needs. Working with a kitchen designer can definitely help in this process. Whether you have questions about one of our cabinet lines, would like to tour our showroom, or would like to request a sample, please contact our Customer Service Team today at 1-800-462-6047.