FAQ About Phoenix Kitchen Cabinets

Buying new kitchen cabinets can be a tricky task if you are not sure where to start. The team at Cardinal Wholesale Cabinets is here to answer some of the most common questions we receive about Phoenix kitchen cabinets. 

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What Is the Difference Between Assembled and RTA Cabinets?

The main difference between assembled and RTA cabinets is that assembled cabinets come pre-assembled and ready for installation. You simply unwrap the cabinets and then fix them into place. RTA (ready-to-assemble) cabinets come disassembled, and the buyer puts them together before installing them in the kitchen. Assembled cabinets are strong and convenient, but RTA cabinets are cheaper and easier to manufacture and ship.

What Is the Best Material for Kitchen Cabinets?

The best material for kitchen cabinets depends on your needs, budget, and interior style. Wood is probably the most common cabinet material and offers several choices, such as pine, cherry, hickory, maple, oak, and walnut. Plywood and high-density fiberboard (HDF) are other common choices that mimic the appearance and texture of solid wood for a lower cost. Other popular materials for kitchen cabinets include laminate, melamine, and particle board. Regardless of what kind of cabinet material you choose, our experts can help you find a color and style that matches your home.


What Factors Should I Consider When Buying Kitchen Cabinets?

Buying kitchen cabinets for your dream kitchen can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. When shopping around for Phoenix kitchen cabinets, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What style of cabinets do you want? That is, do you need a wall cabinet or base cabinets?
  • What do you need your cabinets for? Storing appliances, snacks, or cookware?
  • Where will the cabinets fit into your kitchen layout? Are they drawer or door cabinets?
  • How will the cabinet style mesh with your hardware and appliance?
  • What kind of organization do you need? E.g., Do you want shelves or dividers in your cabinets?

What Is the Most Popular Kitchen Cabinet Color?

All other things being equal, white is probably the most popular choice for kitchen cabinet colors because it is simple and easy to match with most decorative styles and appliances. However, there is a wide range of kitchen cabinet colors homeowners can choose from, including:

  • Gray
  • Yellow
  • Mint
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Sage
  • Cream
  • Beige
  • Charcoal

Most homeowners choose cabinet colors to contrast with their walls and countertops. For example, dark cabinet colors match lighter wall colors very well.


Can New Kitchen Cabinets Increase My Property Values?

Yes, when part of a larger kitchen remodel, new kitchen cabinets can increase your property value. The kitchen is one of the most important features in your home when it comes to attracting buyers.

Custom-made high-quality kitchen cabinets with storage options will provide the most return on investment when you sell your home. Additionally, nice-looking kitchen cabinets give a good first impression on buyers and can help sell your home faster.

How Long Do Kitchen Cabinets Last?

The longevity of kitchen cabinets depends on the quality of the materials and installation. A set of solid wood professionally-installed cabinets can easily last upwards of 50 years if you take good care of them. However, things like water damage can drastically lower their lifespan. Unfinished kitchen cabinets may also deteriorate faster because they lack the protective layer finished cabinets have. Below are some signs you should consider replacing your kitchen cabinets:

  • The color is cracked and faded
  • You don’t have enough storage space
  • Cabinets smell odd
  • Cabinet doors have cracks on them

What Is The Difference Between Cabinet Replacement and Cabinet Resurfacing?

The main difference between cabinet replacement and resurfacing is with replacement, we remove the existing cabinets and replace them with entirely new products. New cabinets can be either assembled or RTA. Cabinet resurfacing is a method of restoring the appearance of existing cabinets. With cabinet resurfacing, you would remove the finish and paint, smooth out the material, then repaint and refinish the cabinets so they look new. 

While cabinet resurfacing may be a good temporary solution, replacing old, deteriorating cabinets is essential to maximize your return on investment.

How Much Do Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

The cost of new kitchen cabinets can vary depending on the size of your kitchen, the style, you choose, and other factors. However, choosing wholesale RTA cabinets can help you save money compared to purchasing pre-assembled cabinets. We'd be happy to provide a free estimate for your new cabinet costs.


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