Going online to buy replacement kitchen doors or even doing it in store sounds easy, right?
In your head you probably have a design picked out, the material you want your door to be and you have the size specifications written on a piece of paper. What else is there to know?
The reason that many people make mistakes when they go to buy kitchen cabinet doors is that they forget about a few fundamentals in the process. This usually leads to a fairly expensive mistake or they don’t get the doors that really suit their kitchen.
This is why, here at the Kitchen Warehouse, we have come up with a few basic tips that will help you to get not only kitchen doors that look great but also fit in with your existing design and complement the rest of your room.
Set A Realistic Budget
Before we get into the specifics of kitchen doors you need to set out a realistic budget and stick to it.
In terms of item cost new cabinet doors aren’t the most expensive thing you can buy for your kitchen – for example the new handleless matt kitchen doors start at £9.99 per door – however, if you have a lot of doors to buy or you opt for a more expensive model then the cost can really add up. This is what takes customers well over their budget which can lead to other financial problems.
There is nothing wrong with going slightly over budget if you can afford to and if it is of benefit to what you want for your kitchen but setting a realistic budget from the outset will ensure that you don’t go overboard and put your bank balance into the red.
Think About The Room Size
So, you’ve set your budget and you want to know some specific tips to buy kitchen cabinet doors. Well, the size of your kitchen should be one of the first things to think about.
Some kitchen doors styles work better in larger rooms and others work more effectively in smaller rooms. For instance, if you have a large kitchen with a lot of open space then you will want to try and reign this in with a darker shade of door. This can make the kitchen feel a bit cosier and more inviting. On the other side of things, then lighter shades are more suited to smaller rooms. In a small galley kitchen then darker doors will make the room feel even more cramped than it already is while cream or white doors can give a sense of enlargement.
You might look at a kitchen door design online and think that it will look great in your kitchen but always consider the size of your room and how the colour scheme will reflect this.
Focus On Durability
It isn’t just the style of kitchen door that matters – rather you need to think about how long these doors are going to last. If you go to buy kitchen cabinet doors then you can get quickly overwhelmed by the amount of choice available however durability should come into your thought process.
Solid wood is a great choice, it looks fantastic and gives that real traditional aura to a room however it can be prone to warping over time. MDF based kitchen doors are generally easier to clean with a cheaper cost however they are often harder to repair and one scrape can leave them exposed to a lot more damage.
If you are going to buy kitchen cabinet doors then have a think about how long you expect or want to have them for. Are you planning a complete kitchen redesign in 3 years time? Then really the world is your oyster when it comes to purchasing new doors but if you want to try and make them last longer than this then you will want to be a bit more specific about what you buy.
Get A Sample If You Can
Finally, you should look into getting a sample door. You might have seen some fantastic looking kitchen doors online that look great in a sample kitchen but how will they look in your kitchen?
It is best to consider how kitchen doors look first hand. Even in a store, you can get the wrong idea about how a certain model will fit into your kitchen design. Ask for a sample door to take home with you – this can usually be arranged for a small fee – and see for yourself just how it looks at home.
If you really want to cut out any expensive mistakes when you go to buy kitchen cabinet doors then seeing how a sample looks first is an effective method.
Ready To Buy Kitchen Cabinet Doors?
Now that you know the basics it is time to go out and get that new look for your kitchen that you have been dreaming of for a while now. Buying new doors isn’t all that hard but you do need to take some things into consideration before you part with any cash.
Why not get in touch with our expert sales team to get some experienced help before you go on to make a purchase? Contact us by calling 01765 640 000.