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What Kitchen Cabinets Explained!

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Selecting your cabinets may seem intimidating at first, given the large number of styles, types, materials and accessories to choose from. This buying guide will help you understand the many factors to consider so you can feel confident you’re selecting the kitchen cabinets that best meet your individual style and storage needs working with us!

Options & Construction

Stock, Semi-stock or Custom
A good starting point in selecting your cabinets is to determine the options, availability and specialization your kitchen project timeframe and budget requires, then decide if stock, semi-stock or custom cabinets best suit your needs

Cabinet Construction
Understanding cabinet construction and knowing a few basic features to look for can go a long way in helping you match cabinets to your décor, lifestyle and budget.

Framed or Frameless
There are two basic styles of cabinets: framed and frameless. While both of these cabinet types share similar construction, the difference lies primarily in their appearance and the amount of storage they provide.

Framed Cabinets

Also known as face-framed cabinets, have a frame on the front of the cabinet that makes the box highly stable and helps keep it square. Door hinges attach to the frame. Framed cabinets complement both traditional and contemporary décor.

Door Construction in Wood Veneers & Laminates

Exposed areas of particleboard, MDF and plywood are typically covered with wood veneers or durable laminates and other synthetic materials.

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TOP TIER- CUSTOM

Wood Veneer

Wood veneers are thin layers of wood sliced from trees that are adhered to plywood or particleboard and treated with a variety of stains, varnishes and other finishes. Factors to consider when choosing a veneer include grain, pattern, thickness and colour. Popular choices include cherry, maple, oak, hickory, birch and pine. These cabinets are constructed by hand to fit your kitchen to your specifications.

TIER 1- SEMI CUSTOM

3D Polymer Thermo-Foil

Thermo-foil is a flexible vinyl applied to engineered wood to cover cabinet boxes, doors and drawers. It has a smooth to slightly textured easy-care surface that resists chipping better than paint. Semi-custom cabinets offer more functionality, with enhancements such as pull-out shelves, Lazy Susans and vertical dividers.

TIER 2- LAMINATE

Laminate

These cabinets offer more flexible options for storage, design and style as well as a wider selection of wood and finish choices. Laminate is another cabinet material made of thin layers of plastic, fused by heat and pressure. 

TIER 3- STOCK

Stock

These cabinets offer more flexible options for storage, design and style as well as a wider selection of wood and finish choices. 

TIER 4- REFACING

Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen cabinet refacing is a convenient way to give your kitchen a whole new look by replacing cabinet door and drawer fronts and veneering the exterior of the cabinet boxes.

TIER 5- MELAMINE

Melamine

Melamine is similar to laminate and made of a durable plastic applied to cabinet frames, shelves and drawers with heat, pressure and adhesive. Melamine is durable, easy to clean and resists stains, chipping and fading.

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The features you don’t see are the important ones that will keep your cabinets providing years of reliable use.
Base and Wall Cabinets

Solid frames constructed of 1/2″- 3/4″ solid wood or furniture-grade plywood offer the highest quality. Medium-density fibreboard and particleboard are used in some instances, but should be above a 45 pound rating to avoid warping. The box should have a solid back.

Drawers

 High-quality drawers have solid wood sides, dovetail joints and plywood or hardwood bottoms set in grooves on all four sides.

Drawer Hardware & Add-on Accessories

Increase storage and access contents more easily.  Drawers that extend to three-quarters or full extension offer easy access to the back of the drawer. Soft-close features keep drawers from slamming shut and pinching fingers, a feature to consider for families with small children.

3 Different Door Styles to Choose From!

High-quality doors have a solid wood frame surrounding a solid wood or plywood panel. The next step in selecting your cabinets is to determine the types of cabinets you need.

 

Doors Wood Types and Characteristics
Features: Cherry Maple Oak Hickory
Grain Fine to Medium Fine Coarse Coarse
Hardness Hard Very Hard Very Hard Very Hard
Colour Mid-Dark Light Light Varies Greatly
Unique Attributes Pin Knots Wavy Variations Streaks & Pin Knots Specks, Burls & Streaks

Other Wood Types Available

“You will work closely with one of our expert design consultants, each of whom has extensive experience in maximizing your home storage spaces and bringing your vision to life. All work will be inspected by you at every step before we continue. The fabrication time for Cabinets, Doors and Quartz Countertops ranges from 2 to 12 weeks.”

"We know! It can be anxious and overwhelming at times. The key to start and the most important step is booking in your kitchens ASAP to start the product fabrication, to save time and get the kitchen you want sooner. Stop waiting!"

"The right cabinet solution for your home and budget. Will it be custom or stock cabinets?"

Forever Kitchens offers stock cabinets, ready to install off the shelf or custom by special order, for a quick and budget-friendly kitchen cabinet installation. All our cabinets are built in Canada and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.