You've decided on the style and design, but what's your chosen kitchen made from? Does it represent value for money, and will it last? But before we explore the different types of kitchen cabinets, here are some general points to bear in mind:
- Comprising door fronts and carcases, cupboards are assembled in two forms: flat-front (doors cover the face of the cabinet) and in-frame, where they sit within a casing.
- Depending on the material used, and the price of the kitchen, doors vary in thickness. Foil will generally be thinner, while timber is more substantial.
- Cabinets that aren't constructed using solid materials should have complete edging, so water or spills can't penetrate to the core below.
- A carcass is usually between 16 and 19mm thick, so it's stable without being too bulky, and made from chipboard, plywood or MDF.