Which cabinet upgrades are worth it?
Hi! I'll be seeing some KDs tomorrow. Just wondering which upgrades you thought were worth it?
*Poplar upgrade to maple for painted white cabinets? One company charges 10% more for maple
*Some other unspecified "paint ready wood" upgrade to maple?
*Particle board or furniture board boxes upgraded to plywood? One KD said the particleboard was just as strong as the plywood so he didn't think it mattered since it was on the inside
*Particle board shelves upgraded to plywood? I think that same KD felt that the plywood was more likely to warp than the particleboard
*Is there a difference between a vinyl vs. a veneer for the shelves and inside of the cabinets and if so what is the difference and which is better?
*Stock white vs. choosing a paint color white. I don't really have a preference but wasn't sure if a chosen color would be easier to match down the road. Some companies charge an upcharge for picking a non standard paint but Rutt does not
By the way, can anyone explain if Plain and Fancy's furniture board is more like particleboard or MDF? I'm guessing it's the former
I feel like particleboard has such negative connotations that I'm leaning towards plywood and maple upgrades. However, I don't really know that much about it. This is a big reno and I"m hoping it will last 20 years (or at least 15) Plus, we have abusive toddlers, though they haven't really dinged our current cabinets because we gate off the kitchen and only let them in for eating. However, in the new house we won't have those gates and the kids will be over age 3 so in theory, they should be better behaved. But now, they try to swing on the refrigerator door (which is thankfully too heavy to open) and they sometimes try to swing on the gate when I haven't locked it
Thanks so much!