Kitchen & Bathroom Cabinets, Toronto
Consumers Guide to buying cabinets
All BOLD items are features found in most kitchens & bathrooms from Sibra 


  • How are the cabinets held together (the joints) ie. Dowels, dadoes, locking devices, screws, staples.
  • If the cabinets are held together with screws or staples are they visible from the outside?
  • Are there full backs (minimum 1/2" thick) on base and upper cabinets
  • How thick is the material in the cabinets, the doors, the drawers? Is it 3/4", 5/8", 1/2", 3/8" 1/4", 1/8"?
  • Are the hinges all metal, plastic and metal; all plastic? And do they open 95 degrees, 110 degrees, 120 degrees, 170 degrees?
  • Are hinged or angled corners available or just blind corners?
  • Are base cabinet shelves standard half depth? 3/4 depth? full depth?
  • Are cabinet sizes variable in height? depth, width?
  • Will there be gaps filled with "filler" because the cabinet widths are inflexible?
  • What materials are the cabinets and drawers made of? Wood? Plywood? High density Particle board? Fibreboard ? Hardboard? Masonite?
  • What is the finish on the cabinet material? ( note! Not the doors) Laminate? Melamine covered particle board at least 120gm weight. Paint? Wood Veneer? Vinyl? Paper foil? Lacquer?
  • Is the toe kick 1/8" painted masonite 1/8" veneer or 5/8" mcp or vcp?


  • How are the joints held together? Ie. Dowels, dadoes, staples, screws, dovetail joints?
  • What are the drawer bottoms made of? 5/8 mcp, 1/2" mcp, 3\8" mcp particle board, 1\4" or 1\8" masonite?
  • Are the drawer sides & glides steel or extruded aluminum with nylon ballbearing rollers, quadro runners? Nylon? Wood?


  • How is the finish applied to the doors? Handwiped? Sprayed in a dust free environment, sprayed in an open room? Brushed?
  • Is the "wooden" door solid wood, veneer on plywood, veneer on particle board, veneer on medium density fibreboard (mdf)?
  • Does the paint on painted doors have a base of laquer, polyurethane acrylic, or polyester?
  • Are the hinges exposed or hidden?
  • Are basic handles included?


  • Is the quote firm stating the final price including all taxes based upon an agreed plan?
  • Does it detail each cabinet seperately?
  • Are there "hidden extras"?


  • Are the installers paid by the hour, by the job, or by the cabinet? Are they salaried employees or subcontractors?


  • Do the cabinets have a warranty from both the manufacturer and the retailer?
National Kitchen & Bath Association

391 Steelcase Road West, Unit #17 - Markham, Ontario Canada L3R 3V9 - (905) 940-5300

Sibra Kitchens specializes in the design, sale and installation of affordable high quality kitchen cabinetry manufacutred by Kitchen Craft and Luxor. In addition to providing a large selection of cupboards Sibra also offers a wide range of countertops from Formica, Wilsonart, Silestone, Cambria, Hanstone, Corian, Staron, Hardrock and natural stone selections such as granite and marble. We make it easy to accessorize your kitchen cupboards with a variety of cabinet accessories. Choose a lazy susan, a wooden cutlery tray, a spice rack, an under cabinet garbage or recycling centre, a wine rack, or even a pull out pantry to enhance your cabinets. At Sibra we pride ourselves in our commitment to service and large selection of quality afforadable products.

Our many satisfied customers from Markham, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, North York, and all across the Greater Toronto Area are our testament to our commitment to providing quality customer service and great products. If your plans are for a complete kitchen remodel, a cupboard refacing, a new countertop or just the addition of a lazy susan Sibra Kitchens would love to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers.