Thinking of Buying Kitchen Cabinets Online? Read This Article First

 

Congratulations on your kitchen remodel and the decision to purchase your new kitchen cabinets online! Every year, more and more homeowners are turning to online retailers instead of local stores  to get their cabinets, and for good reason: cabinets online can be less expensive and in many cases, there’s so much more variety than what’s available in local stores. This can even apply to home improvement stores, which might only have a limited supply of cabinets in stock. So you might be wondering: What are some things to look out for when buying kitchen cabinets online? We address some of the most important factors below.

Shipping Costs

 

Since cabinets are heavy and often bulky, your comparison shopping will go beyond the product itself to include shipping rates. If you’re buying a complete set of cabinets, costs can add up quickly. Don’t fall for some “free shipping” offers that you might see advertised by big box stores that apply to shipping to the store, not your home! The best deal is to get a flat shipping rate and buy all your cabinets at once. This makes it possible for you to streamline your shopping experience and make sure you can get everything you want, from base cabinets to toe kicks and wall fillers, shipped for just one price.

Construction Materials

This is, hands down, the most important factor to research when purchasing cabinets online. Some cabinets are made using particle board or MDF (medium density fiberboard) which are flimsy materials that don’t hold up over time. Higher quality cabinets are made of wood and plywood only, ensuring that your kitchen cabinets will last for years to come.

Price Match Guarantee

Some online retailers will offer a price match guarantee, which can end up saving you a lot of money and also give you the peace of mind that you are stretching your dollar as far as it can go.

Forgiveness of Measurement Mistakes

It happens – sometimes people enter in the wrong dimensions or simply measure incorrectly. Does this mean you have to be stuck with the wrong cabinets? Not necessarily. Some companies that are dedicated to stellar customer service will overlook this all-too-human error and give you the option of returning your cabinets, though there will often be a restocking fee. Be sure that the company you purchase from has a FAQ page or a summary of their return policy so you can make your purchase with confidence.

 

Assembly Tutorials

If you decide to go with ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets, which is a popular option for those who are looking for affordability, quality, and variety, you are absolutely going to want to make sure that you have access to clear instructions for putting your new cabinets together. Video tutorials are especially helpful because they allow you to easily visualize how all the different parts of the assembly go together, and provide you with a far more detailed picture of the overall process than drawings on paper do.

Company Website

Beyond the items listed above, there might be aspects of the cabinet company that the website tell you about so you can get a sense of who you’re buying from. Is it a family-owned business that prides itself on its product, or is it an anonymous company that is lacking in customer service? Is it a company that cares about its community? Who are some of its corporate partners? Does it have a social media presence? All of these elements give you a lot of information about who is behind the product and what kind of investment you are making. Your cabinets should last you a long time, and you want to be sure you’re choosing the right company!

Conclusion

With so many things to consider when you’re in the market for new cabinets, it can be difficult to know where to start. We hope that this blog post has helped clear up some of your questions and given you some insights into what factors are important before making the leap into this big purchase. If there is anything else we can help with, don’t hesitate to reach out!

 

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Nelson Cabinetry

Nelson Cabinetry is an online distributor of high quality kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. We pride ourselves in delivering a high quality product via an easy to use, convenient website. Placing your cabinet order has never been easier and you can do so from the comfort of your home, office or job site.