If you are thinking of doing a remodel in the kitchen or the bathroom, two things that might put you off – besides the disruption it can bring – are the cost and the time it takes to go out and pick all the cabinets and other things you want in the new space. If you are replacing cabinets, you are also replacing the countertops, which will also take time. Get ready!
Technology has advanced now so that we can research almost anything, and then buy it. POINT. ClICK. BUY! It is that easy for everything from cabinets to cars, on your computer or your phone (although we suggest using a larger computer screen to buy cabinets online).
In todays blog, we are exploring the world of buying ready-to-assemble kitchen and bathroom cabinets online; the benefits it can bring; what is on offer and what to look out for.
Why Should You Purchase Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets Online?
1. Financial Savings
Brands running their operations online save a lot on overhead because they do not have to run downtown stores with high rents. They can easily pass those savings onto you, the consumer. When you are planning a home remodel, the budget is crucial and yet so many can go off course because of unexpected costs. The Internet streamlines your processes and keeps costs down.
2. Saving Time and Energy
You can also plan your cabinet selections in much less time thanks to Internet purchasing. Instead of driving downtown, parking up, finding stores, exploring their offerings, stopping for lunch, exploring more, coming home with armfuls of catalogs to review again the next day, you can get it all done while lying on the couch. That is a lot of time and energy saved right there.
3. Great Selection
Physical space in stores is extremely limited, meaning that many stores massively limited their visible collection. Online brands can display as much or as little as they want, and you get all your choices displayed in front of you in plain sight.
What Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinet Styles are Popular?
Warmer colors are popular in the kitchen. We are saying goodbye to the previously popular greys and welcoming in warmer tones, including one interestingly called dove which is a grey-rose mix. Blue cabinets are also on the rise because of the pleasant contrast they bring to the ubiquitous kitchen white, as well as a natural calming effect.
Things to Watch Out For When Buying Cabinets Online
As affordable, convenient, and full of choice the online space is, there are still certain pitfalls that you should watch out for:
- Cheap materials: It is easy to make cheap veneered plywood look like 5-star luxury with photographic wizardry. Always investigate the specification and find out what lies under the surface. With no showroom for you to inspect the cabinet in person, you must delve deeper into the given information to be sure you are getting the quality you want.
- Paying extra for soft-closing: Back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, soft-close cabinets were a luxury, but now they are the norm. Do not be taken for extra money for what is essentially an industry standard nowadays.
- Customer reviews and photos: When browsing, favor companies that have positive views and/or graded A BBB accreditation.
And so, there you have it, a brief but useful foray into the world of online cabinet purchase. We hope you found it useful, and here is wishing you happy cabinet shopping and remodeling!