Five Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Cabinets


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Custom cabinets are a significant investment, whether for your kitchen, bathroom, or any other room of the house. Choosing cabinets that fit your budget, design aesthetic, and lifestyle can be a tall order, and it’s important to carefully weigh your options before making a decision. Rushing into a decision can lead to regrets later! Here are the top mistakes you should avoid when selecting custom cabinets for your home.

  1. You are focusing on style more than function. Of course, you want your new cabinets to look great, but it’s essential to consider how they will function in the space. Will a cabinet open into a wall or a countertop? What type of corner cabinet is best? Having a firm grasp of the layout of your cabinets will ensure that you can utilize them fully.
  2. Not using vertical space. If vertical space is available, especially in kitchens, use it! It’s well worth the cost to raise the height of your cabinets to the ceiling, as you’ll be able to store many more belongings in them. Consider adding display cabinets above your main cabinets if you have incredibly high ceilings.
  3. Over-personalizing. You may love a unique style or color of the cabinet, and that’s perfectly fine; it is your home, after all! However, if you are considering putting your house on the market or owning a rental home, it’s best to keep your cabinets simple to appeal to more people.
  4. Skimping on quality. While custom cabinets are expensive, go with the best quality materials that your budget will allow. Cabinets made of solid wood or plywood may be more costly, but they will be more durable than laminate, particleboard, or MDF.
  5. Underestimating the value of hardware. Handles and knobs on cabinets seem like the easy part of the decision-making process but don’t take this decision too lightly. Quality hardware will ensure that the cabinets and drawers open and close properly and can help prevent damage to the doors in the future.

The experts at Myrtle Beach Cabinets have in-depth knowledge about all things cabinets and can help you select the best products for your remodel. For a free estimate or consultation, contact us today at (843) 273-6413 or get in touch online.