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Hesitant to buy kitchen cabinets online? Here’s how to make the process a breeze

Are you thinking about buying new kitchen cabinets online? I’ll admit, it may seem like a daunting task but it’s much easier than you think.  If you do not like dealing with showroom salespeople or big box stores, here are five helpful tips to make your online ordering process a breeze.

1. Decide on a style of kitchen cabinet

A kitchen is more than just a place to cook and prepare food, it’s also the heart of your home and where you bond with friends and family.  Your kitchen should be a representation of your lifestyle and reflect your personality and personal style.

There are many different types of kitchen themes, here are the most popular:

  • Contemporary
  • French country
  • Farmhouse
  • Traditional
  • Coastal charm

Just pick a theme and roll with it!

2. Order kitchen cabinet samples

Since you won’t be able to see or touch the cabinets before buying them, ask to see samples.  Cabinets come in a wide variety of colors and stains, traditional cabinets can be natural or stained wood and modern kitchens tend to use color.  You want to feel confident in the style and finish of the cabinet you purchase, order samples so you can experience the look in your home.

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You can also ask for help in designing your kitchen by asking for our kitchen cabinet measure guide.

3. Select your hardware

Cabinets are not sold with hardware; you will need to decide which handles and knobs will look best with your cabinets and overall kitchen look.

Using your kitchen cabinet samples, select hardware that that’s durable and will complement your cabinet and counter colors. You can buy several different knobs or pulls and mount them on your samples to see how they’ll look.  Consider your appliances and fixtures when looking at hardware, you don’t want anything to clash.

4. Understand the mechanics of your kitchen cabinets

It is important to understand standard kitchen cabinet sizes and determine if you want fully assembled or ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets. Once you have decided which type of cabinet you want to order, ask:

  • What are the cabinets made of?
  • Are the doors and drawers soft closing?
  • Are the doors and hardware reversible?
  • Are glass cabinet doors available?
  • Are there storage options such as lazy Susan’s and spice racks?
  • Will my cabinets include everything I need to install them?

Kitchen cabinets can be stylish and functional which makes your life easier in the process.

5. Read reviews

Most consumers read reviews before buying anything online and off.  Look for a cabinet company like which consistently has good reviews and offers multiple ways to contact them.  Reputable dealers will have telephone numbers, addresses, active social media accounts and live chat options to assist you.

If you are thinking about the advantages or disadvantages of buying kitchen cabinets online, keep in mind online retailers do not have rents or large payrolls so they’re able to pass the savings on to you.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/h4> Chris Alexakis

Chris is Director of Product & Design here at He's certified as a Florida State Building Contractor (CBC1256670) with many years of construction experience. Most important, Chris is passionate about kitchen design – Whether you're building a new home or remodeling an old one, he has plenty of experience and the right tools, ideas and solutions to help create a beautiful kitchen in any space, large or small.

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