6. Over-the-top options:
When it comes to drawer design, look for something called an “over-travel slide.” Unlike other styles, this design extends the drawer past the front of the cabinet, allowing complete access to the inside.
7. Framed vs. frameless:
A framed cabinet design gives the kitchen a classic look, whereas a frameless design evokes a sleek, modern look.
8. The warranty is a secret hint to quality:
Experts claim that a lower-end product will have a short, limited warranty, while a high-end product will offer longer warranty options.
9. Drawer slide mounts matter:
Side mounts can handle the heaviest storage (75 pounds and higher); center mounts are ideal for small, lightweight storage (35- to 50-pound capacity).
10. MDF vs. plywood:
Medium-density fiberboard is less expensive than plywood, but more expensive than particleboard.