We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about cabinets over here at Cabinets & Closet Depot because we know our customers depend on our expertise. Many customers find relief from the stress of decision-making while browsing our massive showroom, with experts are on-hand to answer any questions. We’re truly passionate about what we do, and would love to help guide you through the process of making a significant investment in your home. Please come in and see us anytime — we could talk cabinets for hours.
If talking cabinets for hours sounds like a special kind of torture, well, we don’t take that personally! We want the experience to be as easy and painless as possible. Read on to master the nitty-gritty of storage cabinets before you even set foot in our showroom. Knowing what you’re looking at helps you find what you’re looking for.
There are three questions we ask all our customers when they are looking for a storage cabinet:
Industrial or Residential?
Where is this cabinet going to live? The design and material for a gardening shed might be different from a garage unit. Suppose you’re looking to use storage cabinets to build yourself a pantry. In that case, you probably don’t want wire and metal shelves in your kitchen (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Industrial storage cabinets tend to be made of metal, are designed for function, and are often rated for storage of more substantial items.
Stock, Semi-Custom, or Custom?
Stock cabinets are the most cost-effective choice. At some retailers, you might find shoddy or cheap products to push you towards more expensive, semi-custom or custom options. Not at Cabinet & Closet Depot! We simply don’t work with sub-standard suppliers, so if we’re selling it, we stand by its quality. Stock cabinets are ordered from the catalog, exactly as-is.
Semi-custom could also be called customizable. If you’ve got your heart set on a particular finish, or already have your storage cabinet hardware picked out, semi-custom might be the way to go.
Custom is exactly what it sounds like — tailor-made storage solutions to fit the needs of your household. Our experts can help combine the three different types of storage cabinets to create the perfect pantry, mudroom organizer, or knick-knack display.
Base, Tall, or Wall?
Base cabinets are what go underneath your counter. If you’re looking for a workspace in your garage with storage beneath it, you’re looking for base cabinets. Base cabinets also make up storage islands.
Wall cabinets are also called ‘uppers.’ They can be installed at a variety of different heights and are called ‘wall’ cabinets because they are mounted directly to, well, the wall. (Base cabinets are installed on the floor.)
Tall cabinets are also called pantry cabinets, or utility cabinets. These behemoths measure between 84-96 inches per unit. They’re a great choice when you’re not looking to add additional workspace to your home, but need more storage room.
Of course, Base, Tall, and Wall cabinets can be combined to create the most effective and aesthetically pleasing storage cabinet solution for any space. We keep our enormous showroom fully stocked, so you’ll have lots of options to choose from if you come in and visit us. Our seasoned experts can help guide you through this difficult yet exciting process.