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Oct 6, 2009
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4 Secrets to Buying Cheap Kitchen Cabinets

1. Go Independent

The best way to get cheap kitchen cabinets is to choose an independent cabinet store that doesn’t merely carry brand names. Do you want to pay brand name prices for the same cabinet? Chances are, many independent cabinet stores are can get you a great price, sometimes as little as 20% the price of Kraftsmaid or Mill’s Pride cabinets. You can, many times, haggle at these stores and get close to their wholesale price, so definitely try to get a better deal.

2. Know Your Quality

The main thing to look for is the cabinet box. Although particle board is seen in many home improvement stores,100% wood cabinets ie plywood sides should be preferred. Avoid any cabinet using MDF, a type of compressed wood backing for the cabinets, since these can sag after a while especially when getting wet. LKN cabinets offers many choices of cabinets that are all wood with no particleboard or MDF used.

Some cabinets come from China, but the wood is still top quality because it’s gathered from their respective countries and is shipped to China for manufacturing. Many of these cabinet factories keep up-to-date on the latest innovations by top manufacturers, such as soft-close or fully extend-able drawers. Be sure to check them out and see what things they use, such as their new hinges or dove tails. LKN cabinets is proud to have 2 lines of such cabinets for heavily discounted prices.

3. Ask for a Discount

Discount kitchen cabinets are usually shipped in containers and require assembly. LKN Cabinets will assemble them before we sell or install them, but if clients were to want to assemble themselves they may. An experienced contractor is need to hang or install the cabinets at that point.

4. Find These Stores

Look at the classifieds, the Yellow Pages, or a local advertising paper..

If you aren’t sure of the kitchen you want, always feel free to contact us at LKN cabinets (704)232-5169.

SOURCE: www.elegantcab.com

 

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Oct 5, 2009
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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – What You Need To Know, Part 1

 

Choosing your cabinetry is a huge decision. It’s so permanent, isn’t it? So many choices too! Cabinetry is often one of the largest parts of the kitchen remodeling budget. Today’s post will be a simple explanation of custom cabinetry. Is it right for you? We’ll see.

The phrase “custom cabinets,” or “custom cabinetry” can be quite confusing. In fact, it means different things to different people! Do you want custom kitchen cabinets? Will they last longer? Will you pay much more? Is it worth the money? Here is some insight, and answers to common questions, to help make your decision making a little bit easier. These questions and more will be addressed in future posts. For now, let’s begin at the beginning with a description of custom cabinetry and what makes it appealing to some.

What is custom cabinetry?

Custom cabinetry can be defined as cabinets which are made to order, first and foremost. Whether by an individual at a shop or a factory, the cabinetry is not pre made, taken off a shelf, and delivered. They are not manufactured until an order is placed. This is one definition.

How else is custom cabinetry defined? 

Custom cabinetry can also be defined as cabinetry which allows customizations, such as changes in cabinet sizes, wood species, and finish. True custom factories will also produce anything that can be built! The designer draws it, and the factory builds it, end of story.   

Why should I consider custom cabinetry? 

You should consider custom cabinetry if:

In the course of the kitchen design process, you discover that you want specific, and customized, design solutions that may not be widely available in the less costly, more middle quality cabinet lines

  • you want to make the most of every fraction of an inch, engineering your cabinetry to fit as opposed to working with standard sizes
  • you’d like to create a cabinet finish that is yours alone, or you feel you need to tweak an existing standard finish sample to get the look you want
  • you appreciate, desire to own, and can justify the extra expense of a high quality product, the construction and useful features of which will be enjoyable to use and experience every day
  • you appreciate the more distinctive wood species and fiishes that come with custom cabinetry, you want something special and/or innovative
  • you will remain in this home for the very long term and desire a product that has top quality construction and a top quality finish

 

From my experience as a professional kitchen designer, any or all of these points noted above, are the compelling reasons why my clients choose custom cabinetry. My job, as I see it, is to point out the differences among the cabinet lines that I represent, and let the appropriate product “speak to” my clients and then we go from there.

 

SOUCE: Susan Serra, CKD in Kitchen Design Details 

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Oct 2, 2009
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Welcome to LKN Cabinets

As a general contractor we strive on staying abreast of the latest news and information regarding our industry.

LKN Cabinets has been asked to share some of the news and events pertaining to the building industry. We will post relevant articles, reports, opinions and reviews in our blog.

Many of these posts will not be the property or opinion of LKN Cabinets, we only use this blog as a means to share said information with our visitors.

LKN Cabinets takes no credit or responsibility for the posts that come from another source and will always credit that source as the owner. We have no intention of plagiarizing other peoples work, only sharing that information with our visitors.

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