Buying new kitchen cabinets is a big investment for a homeowner. You want to make sure that you are making the right decision for your home in order to capitalize on the added value that a new kitchen can achieve. For years, kitchen cabinets have been traditionally sold in a local showroom or design center where consumers would pay anywhere between $15,000 to 50,000, on average, to remodel their kitchen -- those days are over!
In the past few years, the Internet has changed the way that we buy different products and, just like a pair of shoes, people started selling cabinets online. At first, consumers were a little skeptical about buying this type of product online, however that is changing. Studies show that people are starting to buy more cabinets online every year. Some of the benefits to buying online are:
Buying kitchen cabinets online is a much more affordable way to purchase a new kitchen. Website companies don't have the massive overhead that a showroom does and therefore can pass that savings onto the consumer!
The competition keeps the market honest, making it easy to do your research and find a good quality product for less money.
Purchasing cabinets online usually allows you to get cabinets with all the upgrades without paying the upgrade charges. For example, Cabinets.com offers full overlay doors, dovetail drawers, soft close drawers, and ALL WOOD construction standard on most of our cabinets!
Buying cabinets over the Internet gives you more control in that it's convenient (you can do it from home) and that you choose the products directly.
Most online sellers have all the prices available so you can easily see up front what your total cost will be. You can do it on your own time, even if you're just trying to get a feel for prices without the hassle of having to work with anyone else. There's no one pushing you to purchase something you don't want or need. The online retailers are there to help if you need them, but you control the timing and extent of their involvement.
Most showrooms will charge a small fee ($50-$200) in order to do a design for their clients. Most kitchen cabinet websites will provide their customers with a no obligation hassle free design!
Online cabinet retailers offer sample doors that can be purchased for a minimal fee and shipped to the customer so that they can see the cabinet door style and color in person before making their entire cabinetry purchase. Since colors can vary based on the specific lighting in a home, this is extremely helpful in kitchen design planning. Cabinets.com even refunds sample purchases if the doors are returned to us within 30 days.
Online cabinet retailers offer more styles and custom options than most brick and mortar retailers. Cabinets.com offers over 225 door styles, each with two cabinet construction options to chose from. Custom modifications (changing cabinet depth, switching hinge sides, etc) are available, as well as custom cabinet SKUS, when you work with a Cabinets.com kitchen designer.