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Selecting Quality Kitchen Cabinets for Your Home

POSTED ON Friday, March 22, 2024 IN Kitchen

A guide to choosing quality kitchen cabinets — from materials and construction to design and sustainability. Uncover the keys to elevating your kitchen with durable and stylish cabinetry.

Modern kitchen cabinets with contrasting islandDoor Style: Huntington | Wood: Paintable | Island Color: Grove | Perimeter Cabinetry: Dune

Many cabinet shoppers are interested in making choices that outlast current trends and keep a home from looking dated. However, while style is essential, it’s only one factor in selecting cabinets for your home. Another critical factor that impacts both longevity and satisfaction in your selection is quality.

The Crucial Role of Quality Cabinets in Your Kitchen

Selecting cabinets for your home extends beyond aesthetic considerations. It's a decision that influences the longevity, functionality, and sustainability of your living spaces. High-quality cabinets - celebrated for their durability and innovative storage solutions - play a pivotal role in transforming a house into a comfortable and efficient home.

  • Durability and Longevity: High-quality cabinets are built to last, made with robust materials, and constructed to resist wear and tear, ensuring a longer lifespan.
  • Functionality and Storage: Cabinets designed with functionality in mind will incorporate innovative storage solutions like pullout shelving, drawer dividers, or Lazy Susans,   keeping your space organized and accessible.
  • Environmental Impact: Opting for cabinets made from sustainable materials can reduce their environmental impact. They are also built to last, minimizing the need for frequent replacements and reducing the overall demand for resources. Buying American made cabinets has less environmental impact than buying cabinets shipped overseas, as American manufacturers must follow EPA regulations that protect air, water, and environmental quality.
  • Craftsmanship and Artisanal Touch: Quality cabinets often come with a level of craftsmanship that reflects the skill and passion of artisan crafters. The attention to detail and precision in construction can be seen in the fine finishes, intricate designs, and overall artistry of the cabinets.

Enhancing Aesthetics and Functionality

Quality cabinets contribute significantly to the overall aesthetic of a home. Meticulous craftsmanship enhances the visual appeal of kitchens and bathrooms, adding a touch of sophistication and elegance that can elevate the entire room's design. The craftsmanship is evident in the overall attention to detail.

Beyond aesthetics, quality cabinets are thoughtfully designed with functionality in mind.  Custom cabinets ensure that every inch of your kitchen is utilized to its fullest, maximizing storage space.

Modern looking kitchen with contrasting island
Style: Marcus (Kitchen +) | Wood/Material: Birch | Color/Finish: White and Style: Marcus (Kitchen +) | Wood/Material: Birch | Color/Finish: Cobalt

Assessing Your Kitchen Requirements

Before deciding which cabinets to purchase, take a moment to understand your storage needs and tailor your choices to fit your everyday lifestyle.

Cabinet Materials

Quality materials are a key component of choosing cabinets for your home. Solid wood cabinet faces along with reliable hardware and quality craftsmanship contribute to the longevity of your cabinets. Opt for simple, clean lines and classic colors to ensure your design stands the test of time. Sturdy construction and sleek designs are timeless.

Cabinet Construction

Custom cabinets offer more design choices, custom sizing, and construction details. Choose custom cabinets when you have a difficult-to-fit space or desire finish options that match current finishes in your home. The choice becomes more difficult if the look you’re striving for is also available in a stock or semi-custom line. Here are some differences in Bertch lines:

  • Kitchen+ Custom Cabinets: The cabinet casework is constructed with plywood sides instead of particleboard. Many door styles and drawer fronts in this line are 5-piece solid wood but also available in plywood veneer or MDF depending on the style. 
  • Marketplace Cabinets: The Marketplace line from Bertch Cabinets could be considered to be semi-custom. Semi-custom cabinets are available in more style, color, finish, and door style options than stock cabinets and also may offer organizational options.

Door Styles and Finishes

Kitchen cabinetry is available in a wide range of styles and finishes, offering designers nearly limitless combinations. Traditional styles have receded in favor of modern and contemporary styles that feature minimal or subtle details. Shaker, flat panel, and slab cabinet door styles remain timeless in their popularity.

Cabinets are also available in many colors and finishes, from natural woods to a rainbow of colors, to available finish traits including distressing or glazing. Popular cabinet wood species include Walnut, Oak, Birch, Cherry, and Hickory, while solid color choices typically include white, gray, black, blue, green, and beige or greige.

Hardware and Accessories

Well-designed hardware contributes to the overall quality and longevity of cabinets and is essential to their functionality. Precision-engineered hinges, handles, and slides ensure that cabinet doors and drawers operate smoothly and quietly. This not only contributes to a more pleasant user experience but reduces wear and tear on cabinet components.

Customization and Personalization

Many high-quality cabinet manufacturers, like Bertch, offer customization options. This allows homeowners to tailor the cabinets to their specific preferences, ensuring a perfect fit for the home's aesthetic and functional requirements.

Striking the Balance: Quality Cabinets on a Budget

Not all quality cabinets are designed to stretch your budget. You can find quality cabinets that are durable, functional, and stylish by choosing a manufacturer who specializes in craftsmanship. The investment is worthwhile in the long run, as upgrading to high-quality cabinets can positively impact the resale value of your home. Potential buyers are often willing to pay more for a home with premium features, and quality cabinets are a desirable asset that adds value to the property.

Find out more about how you can select high-quality cabinets for your home that fit your style and budget by visiting a showroom. Our professionals can answer questions and help you uncover the perfect fit for your home.


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