How to Choose the Best Cabinets

by | Nov 22, 2016 | Doors & Windows

When you take on the task of renovating your kitchen, you will usually want to plan how everything will look. Many people tend to focus on the sink, floor, and countertops. The cabinets are just as important because it is one of the first things people will notice about your kitchen; many people notice cabinets first because they are at eye level. When choosing the best kitchen cabinetry doors, you will want to consider some different factors.


What kind of material would you like your doors to be made of? Some people prefer solid wood for its’ traditional and appealing look; but solid wood has some downsides. Other people will opt to buy plywood because of its’ price and easy installation methods. You can also choose from MDF, or medium density fiberboard, which is made from wood fibers that have been recycled.


You will want your kitchen cabinets to fit in with your overall design of your new kitchen. While solid wood is an elegant and traditional look, you might want to choose something different. If you plan on painting your cabinets, you will want to choose either plywood or MDF. The grain on solid wood can show through the paint and so will any knots in the wood.


All three types of cabinet doors are durable, but MDF won’t warp in the same way that wood does. Wood warps over time because of contracting and expanding due to different temperature changes. MDF also expands and contracts, just not as bad as solid wood.


You can usually find plywood and MDF doors in larger sizes than solid wood. Plus, many companies can offer custom cuts of plywood and MDF. With MDF, you can choose the exact size and shape of your cabinet door because it is man-made. Overall, choosing the best kind of cabinet door depends on your preferences.

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