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Top 4 Ways to Determine a Cabinet’s Quality

If you are building out a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or mudroom, it can be tempting to go with the cheapest cabinet option. However, this isn’t good for your reputation or your business. 

By finding a reputable cabinet wholesaler, and viewing the cabinets at their showroom, you will be able to determine which wholesale cabinet supplier has quality cabinets at wholesale prices, and which suppliers to avoid. 

Sometimes, the cheapest option will be shoddily built, inexpensive cabinets, but you can find a balance by purchasing wholesale cabinets directly from the supplier to cut down on costs, without sacrificing quality. 


 1. Check For High-Quality Materials

The first thing you should do when you are selecting a cabinet wholesaler is to go look at their showroom in person. Are their cabinets made from high-quality materials? 

Some telltale signs that they don’t cut corners are things like drawer fronts and cabinets made from solid wood, rather than particleboard. You can also look at the door panels to make sure they are not glued down; they should be fitted into grooves on the frame so that they can adjust with humidity and temperature over time without warping or cracking. 

Red flags that you should look out for indicating shoddy work and low-quality materials include:

  • Stapled drawer boxes (often made from cheap particle board)
  • Porous interiors that cannot easily be wiped clean
  • Cheap plastic corner braces. 

While lower quality work often comes with a lower price tag, cabinets that are put together as cheaply as possible will not only look cheap, they will quickly begin to break and fall apart when faced with heavy use. 

2. See If The Cabinets Are Well Constructed

Even when cabinets come from a cabinet wholesaler, they should still be well constructed. Look for signs that the cabinet construction is careful and precise. Things like dovetailed drawer boxes, full cabinet backs instead of alternate back options, and cabinet boxes constructed with real wood support braces or beams. 

Cabinets that are put together quickly, without regard for craftsmanship, tend to use staples or glue, and may not even have full backs. Look for the thickness of wood not only on the front, but also on the side and floor of the cabinets. 

You want the wood all around to be at least a half an inch thick. If the cabinets are not well constructed, they will not stand up to day-to-day use, and will make the entire home look and feel cheaper. 

 3. Look For Superior Hardware

High-quality wholesale cabinets will not have cheap, flimsy hardware. Look for soft-close hinges and door slides, and see if the hinges are adjustable so that they can align to the cabinet correctly. 

Check to see how thick or thin the metal is on each piece of hardware. Drawer slides and hinges are a commonplace to cut corners; if you notice cheap hardware, it reflects on the amount of care and effort that was put into the rest of the cabinet’s construction. 

4. Are There Thoughtful Details?

Are the shelves held up by metal or plastic brackets? Are the front pieces of the cabinets smooth and free from imperfections and marks, such as knots or staining mistakes? 

Look for thoughtful details that show the company cares about quality and isn’t focused on pumping out as many cabinets as quickly as possible. You can quickly pull out a drawer and check to see if it has dovetail construction or is stapled. 

National K&B Cabinetry

At National Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry, we are supplied with wholesale cabinetry from our own manufacturing facility. We stock only high-quality, solid wood semi-custom cabinets that are able to be sold at low prices because we cut out the middleman. 

By buying wholesale cabinets direct from National K&B Cabinetry, you are able to get the highest quality cabinets, for the lowest possible price. Contact us, or stop by our showroom today!

What You Need To Know About Ordering Cabinets Online

The digital age has made online shopping the preferred method of making purchases for everything from apricots to zoo passes, and the home design industry is no exception.  Homebuilders can easily order supplies, tools, and materials from online distributors. 

However, when it comes to important design elements like the cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms, ordering online can be a risky business when not done right.

See In-Person Before Buying

Cabinets are typically the first thing someone notices when they enter a kitchen or bathroom. They act as a backdrop to tie the entire room together and display the home’s style and character. They also need to be functional and move within the flow of the kitchen for cooking and cleaning.

How many times have you ordered a sweater or pair of shoes online only to discover the style and color are not quite what you remember from the picture? 

In that case, the worst that happens is you return the item and get your money back. If you order cabinets online that do not match the color scheme or design style, it can set the entire project back. Even worse, if they do not fit or work properly, everything comes to a halt.

While making purchases online is certainly more convenient, it’s essential to know exactly what you’re buying. Before making a bulk purchase, visit our showroom to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you need.

When It Comes to Cabinetry, Go With the Professionals

Thousands of dollars usually go into the renovation of a kitchen or bathroom and the cabinetry is an integral part of the look and feel of these important rooms. Ordering wooden cabinetry online deprives builders and contractors the ability to see and feel the cabinets in order to make the best choice for their specific needs.

If you order cabinets directly from respected wholesale cabinet manufacturers, you also get the professional staff of experts behind you who can advise and guide you to the perfect set of cabinetry. 

To the manufacturers and suppliers of cabinetry, the cabinets are the most important part of the room and they will use their experience and passion to make sure the cabinets are the perfect fit.

Cabinet design professionals will do on-site measurements and offer up a range of design choices that will make the kitchen and bathroom attractive and efficient. Professionally designed and installed cabinetry will last longer and add to the overall resale value of the home.

A cabinetry specialist will also provide a more responsive and direct customer service pipeline of communication. More often than not you can speak to an actual person to place orders and many issues that come up can be resolved instantly.

Once you’ve seen for yourself that the cabinets are up to your expectations, you can trust that every delivery, whether made online, over the phone, or in-person will have the same quality for all your projects.