If budget is not an issue, installing new cabinets in your kitchen can improve the look of the room and also add value to your home. However, it is important to realize that cabinets that are considered high-end may not necessarily be high-quality. Additionally, just because a cabinet is expensive, doesn’t mean it is made of durable materials.
Top-quality cabinets will have these three features: quality materials, unique styling, and quality workmanship. A cabinet is not considered high-quality if it’s missing one of these features. Aggressive marketers may label specific brands as high-end, but you’ll need to do your research to make sure that they are indeed the quality that you’re looking for.
A major contributor to the caliber of your cabinets is the material used to make them. Many companies will use medium-density fiberboard to build cabinets. While companies may add a veneer to make the cabinets look like more expensive options, it is just an illusion. If you want high-end cabinets that are also high-quality, you should look for those with a box made of furniture-grade plywood. These cabinets will also have hardwood fronts for cabinets and drawers.
Here are some brands to consider:
- Porcelanosa — Porcelanosa was founded more than 40 years ago in Castellon, Spain. The company has five locations in the United States, where it opened for business over 30 years ago. The family-run firm is now a choice resource for homeowners, architects, designers, and builders in over 140 countries around the world.
- Smallbone of Devizes — Smallbone of Devizes is a British cabinetry company and a leading interior designer in handcrafted custom-made and luxury kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms worldwide. Smallbone features all-wood cabinetry in a sleek Euro style.
- Aran Cucine — This company believes that the kitchen is the most important room in your home. Aran Cucine is an Italian company that offers contemporary, modern, and traditional kitchen design ideas with 30 kitchen lines. The company’s designers can create a custom kitchen to fit each client. Aran Cucine has been building cabinets and providing them to clients around the world for over 60 years.
While many companies follow trends and give the illusion of quality cabinetry, it doesn’t replace the craftsmanship of someone who has spent years developing skills in cabinetry. If you are willing to pay extra money to buy higher quality cabinets for your home, your investment will pay dividends with cabinets that withstand the test of time and help increase the value of your home.