Tips for Finding Cabinets Online

The cabinetry is one of the most important components in bathroom and kitchen remodel designs, since it has such a visual impact and serves the starring role in organization. At first, it can seem daunting to order such a large and important item online, but it can actually be far less stressful and time-consuming than shopping big box stores for cabinets. The entire process, from browsing to payment to organizing shipment, is actually very simple. Buying cabinets online can save you a lot of money, too, so there are many compelling reasons to find out more about the process and proceed with the confidence that you’re getting the best product your hard-earned dollars can buy.

Learn How to Determine Differences in Construction

While you won’t be going to view the cabinets on a showroom floor, you can compare characteristics of the various products available online in order to get a sense of what a product’s quality is. Nelson Cabinetry, for example, does not use particle board or MDF (medium density fiberboard) in its cabinets, which are instead made of wood and plywood, which indicates a much higher level of quality. When looking into different products, check what materials were used to make the frame, doors, and drawer face and be sure they are constructed using wood only.

Use a Free Online Design Tool

For many orders online, the ability to visualize the cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom using a cabinet design tool can really demystify the process and in fact provides a distinct advantage over looking at cabinets in showrooms. Nelson Cabinetry’s 3D kitchen design tool makes it possible for you to see how their RTA kitchen cabinets online will look in your house, and our helpful consultants are available to give you advice that’s just a phone call away.

Having an Eye for Detail

As you’re getting a sense of what the cabinets look like from online galleries and design tools, be sure to get both the big picture without overlooking the finishing touches that are real marks of good cabinets. Soft-closing hinges, for example, provide higher adjustability than other types of hinges. Accessories such as crown molding for cabinets and toekicks, which are not available in some preassembled cabinetry but can be added onto most ready-to-assemble cabinets, also make a big difference in quality. Another marker of excellent construction includes cam lock assembly, which Nelson is proud to offer but is not included in the RTA cabinets sold by Ikea or even the more expensive sellers like Wolf and Diamond. The same goes for a finished interior, which Nelson includes in its design to keep its Shaker cabinets cleaner and beautiful for the years ahead.

Read Reviews and Testimonials

When looking through a cabinet company’s website, see if there is a page with reviews or testimonials so you can get a sense of other customers’ experiences buying cabinets from them. Do they have reliable customer service? How satisfied have buyers been with the product? Did the product descriptions provide accurate information about the items that customers received?

Order a Sample

If you’d like to get an idea of how the material will work in your kitchen or bathroom, ask if you can get a door sample. Colors and materials can look different in real life than they do on a computer screen, so it can be reassuring to test the product out before you take the plunge and order a full set of cabinets for your new kitchen.

Educate Yourself About the Different Companies

Does the company have a physical location, or are the products just available over the Internet? Sellers that deal over the Internet exclusively tend to be less reliable than those that also have a showroom. If possible, find out how long the company has been in business, too. It goes without saying that if a company has been around for some time, this is a testament to their expertise, experience, and viability.