Cabinets account for a significant percentage of your kitchen remodel, so it’s important to select a cabinet brand that offers quality construction. High end kitchen cabinets generally feature more durable materials and upscale features like solid-wood doors and drawers, full-extension drawer guides, melamine interiors rather than plywood, and other high-end details that help to protect your investment.
Some cabinet brands also offer unique features that add to your convenience, such as deep king-size drawers for large appliances and a reversible hinge that allows you to adjust the opening of a door or drawer. Other useful options include USB connections for charging electronics, repositionable dividers that allow you to customize your storage and even a pull-out trash can or built-in charging station.
While it’s difficult to predict whether or not today’s steep cabinet prices will level off in the near future, experts do recommend that you plan accordingly if you have your heart set on a new kitchen. This will give you more time to save up or choose a less expensive option that doesn’t sacrifice quality or functionality.
Depending on your preferences, you can opt for fully assembled cabinets, ready-to-assemble or custom cabinetry. Some manufacturers, like StarMark and CliqStudios, offer both styles of cabinets, while others, such as Form, only offer fully assembled cabinets. Then, you can either install them yourself or work with an authorized installer. Another option is the direct-to-consumer brand Boxi, which offers a wide range of curated cabinet styles and designs. It’s available in the western U.S and the New York metro area, and customers provide basic dimensions of their space to get a quote within four to 12 weeks.