Kitchen wall cabinets are the answer to the limited base space that any kitchen has. From being just a storage box high on the wall, these cabinets have come a long way to make a style statement for the kitchen as well. At first glance, the wall cabinets are more prominent than anything else in the kitchen. Therefore, getting their placement, dimension and construction right is crucial.
Nowadays kitchen wall cabinets are readily available and are becoming increasingly user friendly in terms of their assembly procedures. However, a few tips will still be helpful in choosing cabinets for your kitchen.
Kitchen wall cabinet construction
While choosing your cabinet from the manufacturer, check the functionality, quality and durability of the cabinet over time. This would involve studying the construction of the cabinet in terms of the material used (wood, plastic etc.) and joining the parts (this is a crucial aspect while the cabinets are attached to the wall – dirt, dado, doweled joints etc.). Different types of screws, nuts, bolts and glue are also used in the installation of wall kitchen cabinets and should be inspected before purchase for their ease of use when fixing the cabinets.
Kitchen wall cabinet dimensions
Usually kitchen wall cabinets come in standard sizes of 12 to 13 inches in depth and 12-42 inches in height and 9-48 inches in width. The mounting can be adjusted to suit your reach and comfort. In case you need to use cabinets for stacking kitchen tools or stock that is not used regularly, they can be mounted high and used sparingly. Cabinets come in 3” increments in width; therefore choose the cabinet suitable for the space in your kitchen. Single door wall cabinets or double door wall cabinets can be chosen depending on the space and look you want for your kitchen. Make it a point to match the width of the base cabinet with that of the width of your wall cabinet to achieve a more consistent look in the kitchen.
Mounting of kitchen wall cabinets
Assembling kitchen wall cabinets can seem like a tedious task but it is no longer so with neat instructions given by most manufacturers in their assembly guides. However, keeping certain tools ready in advance can make this task easier. Measuring tape, pencils, drill, chisel, marking compass, stud finder, level, screws and a 1″x3″ piece of wood are a few tools you should have on hand before starting a cabinet installation. With ready-to-assemble cabinets, instructions are usually provided for marking precise dimensions on the wall. A point to note is that not all wall materials are the same and therefore require different fasteners, which you can choose while trying to install one of the cabinets ready to be assembled.
Kitchen wall cabinet price
While there is a large range of kitchen wall cabinets available on the market, prices are generally determined by the material used in the design of the cabinet, their finish, quality and warranty. Ready-to-assemble cabinets can be compared based on brands/suppliers. There is ample information online that can be used while comparing the prices of cabinets from different suppliers. Also, you can make a good bag by keeping a check on the discounts offered by the suppliers during certain times of the year.
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