Cabinets form the backbone of the kitchen. Configure the cabinetry to make the most use of your kitchen’s size and floor plan. Consider different layouts and looks.
Base cabinets get the most attention, whereas hanging wall cabinets are sacrificed for aesthetic features—windows, dramatic backsplashes—to create an atmosphere of a living room appeal in the kitchen. That said, base cabinets are moving away from doors and toward drawers. Drawers make storage more accessible for more people.
Ergonomically, it brings contents to you rather than you having to bend over and dig through layers to get what you need. Hardware accessories neatly organize plates, pots, pans and lids, plastic-ware, you name it. The choices are almost endless nowadays when it comes to kitchen designs and accessories you can use to build your perfect kitchen. As long as we are talking American Made.
You are going to find many, many more options when it comes to kitchen cabinets when you buy American made. Looking for that unusual small cabinet to fit just right in that space, you are probably going to be able to get it. Not so much the case when you buy Chinese made cabinets. Now, before we start criticizing Chinese made cabinets just because they are, well, Chinese made cabinets, lets consider a few things.
Things that we have noticed over the past few years is that the quality of Chinese cabinets are on the rise. These cabinets are being manufactured to very high quality standards across the board. Self-closing drawers, seamless cuts, etc. If you were to take the least expensive American Made cabinet and hold it next to a standard Chinese Made brand, I'm telling you, the Chinese cabinet will make you want to rethink everything you think you have learned.
The drawback of course with Chinese Made cabinets is choice, there isn't much. For the most part, these are ready-to-assemble units that only come in a handful of different shapes and even less styles. There is no doubt their fit and finish is good, but you are extremely lacking in choice when it comes to these types of cabinets.
By sticking with American Made manufacturers, you are going to get a plethora of more door choices, you are going to get the options of real wood boxes, and you have the ability to customize the kitchen to your liking, instead of making certain cabinets try and fit your space.