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Build Your Own Modern Classic with Kitchen Classics Cabinets

If you’re looking to turn your yesteryear kitchen into a modern classic on a moderate budget, Kitchen Classics cabinetry may be something to look into.

Kitchen Classics (KC) offers a full line of “ready-to-be-assembled” cabinetry. This is what enables them to keep the cost of the cabinets low. They have all pieces pre-drilled and include the hardware needed to assemble the cabinets in one box. KC cabinets can be assembled by anyone in just a matter of minutes (5 for wall cabinets, 10 for bases, the website says). The simplicity of assembling knocked-down cabinets truly is amazing and you will only need a few basic tools to accomplish the task.Kitchen classics cabinets

The advantages to KC cabinets are that you can buy an entire kitchen’s worth of cabinetry for a fraction of the price. There’s a modest selection in styles, woods and finishes. Installation of these cabinets, however, will be the same as with any other kitchen cabinet brand, so if you wouldn’t feel qualified to install high-end cabinets, you won’t find these any simpler - it’s best to get a contractor.

The extensiveness of KC cabinets is what sets them above other knocked-down brands. Most only have a handful of designs to choose from. KC, however, has over 20 different door styles and even offers some of the features that are mostly reserved for custom or semi-custom lines, like glass door inserts, open shelf units, wine racks and outer corner cabinets.

Kitchen classics cabinetsOne of the drawbacks is that, like other knocked-down cabinetry lines, they are made mostly with particle board (known on the KC site as “thermobonded melamine”), laminates and veneers. Very little real or solid wood is used in the cabinet construction, meaning that the cabinets are not as durable as they could be. For very heavy or prolonged use, you may find that particle board backs, sides and shelving just won’t stand the test of time.

KC is the DIY brand of MasterBrand, one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in the world, easily making you your own kitchen remodeler. MasterBrand also owns other cabinet names, like Kemper, Schrock and Diamond. With such a large and successful company backing them, KC is able to stand behind all of their cabinets with a lifetime warranty.

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A member of the MasterBrands family, Kitchen Classics offers a wide array of ready-to-assemble cabinets to fit any budget. But of course, with low cost comes a slightly lower standard of durability. Here’s some more info to help you decide if Kitchen Classics cabinets are the right choice for your home.

Costs

You can get a price quote for Kitchen Classics cabinets directly through a local contractor. Just fill out a free cost estimate form to check prices. The cost will vary depending on the materials used, style, size, and finish of the cabinets.

Pros

They have over 20 different door styles to choose from, as well as several other design options for their customizable lines.

All Kitchen Classics cabinets can be assembled in a matter of minutes, approximately 5 for wall cabinets and 10 for bases.

Since Kitchen Classics cabinets are ready-to-be-assembled, they are very budget-friendly.

Cons

In general, ready-to-assemble cabinets are not the most sturdy or durable cabinetry choice.

Kitchen Classics cabinets are mostly made with particle board—a material that won’t last as long as solid wood.

Durability

Kitchen Classics cabinets are not made with the most durable materials; they tend to use very little solid wood. Therefore, they won’t stand the test of time like other cabinetry brands will.

Maintenance

As long as your Kitchen Classics cabinets undergo only normal wear and tear, the maintenance is minimal. To clean, simply wipe cabinets down with a soft, damp cloth. For tougher stains, use a solution of dishwashing liquid mixed with warm water. Always dry cabinets immediately after cleaning, and never use abrasive household cleaners that can ruin the finish.

Common Questions and Answers

Does Kitchen Classics offer a warranty on their products?

Yes, Kitchen Classics offers a limited lifetime warranty on their products for the original owner at the inital installation site. You can read the details of this warranty here [PDF].

Where can Kitchen Classics cabinets be purchased?

Like most MasterBrand cabinets, Kitchen Classics cabinets must be purchased from one of their authorized dealers through the website, or simply by receiving free price estimates here.



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