kitchen cabinet

KITCHEN CABINET

THE HEART OF EVERY HOME

Probably the busiest area of the whole, kitchen can be considered as the household hub for its multitude of function.
From traditional white color English style cabinet to a vibrant modern glossy type, we have plenty of design options for you.

Door Type Selection

Melamine starts with a compressed wood particle core. It is then covered with a resin and paper finish that can be manufactured to embody various styles and colours (High-Pressure Laminate/HPL). For more information about this product kindly contact us.

PROS

  • Easy to clean
  • Large Variety
  • Uniform Finish
  • Low Cost

CONS

  • Heavy
  • Melamine can chip
  • Looks cheap
  • Susceptible to Water Damage
  • Visible edging lines

Laminate is a synthetic coating glued to the cabinet box and/or doors. Usually craft paper and resin fused with heat (High-Pressure Laminate/HPL), it can be manufactured in a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures, including wood grain. For more information about this product kindly contact us..

PROS

  • Laminated door is more durable compared to Melamine door
  • Easy to clean
  • Wide variety
  • Uniform finish
  • Looks elegant

CONS

  • Laminate can chip
  • More pricey compared to Melamine
  • Susceptible to water damage but better than Melamine
  • Visible edging lines

3G/4G door is actually an aluminium frame door with spray glass supported with a board at the back so this type of door is more tough and heavy. 3g door have a thick aluminium frame edging and cheaper while 4G door have none of the aluminium edging but more expensive. For more information about this product kindly contact us.

PROS

  • Shining effect is better compared to acrylic
  • Easy to clean
  • Modern look

CONS

  • Glass can break and shattered
  • Visible frame edging

3G/4G door is actually an aluminium frame door with spray acrylic supported with a board at the back so this type of door is more tough and heavy. 3g door have a thick aluminium frame edging and cheaper while 4G door have none of the aluminium edging but more expensive. For more information about this product kindly contact us.

PROS

  • Shining effect is less compared to glass
  • Easy to clean
  • Modern look
  • More durable compared to glass
  • Half as heavy as glass and will not break

CONS

  • Acrylic can scratch
  • Visible frame edging

Polyurethane painting, also widely known as P.U. painting. P.U. is a plastic-based resin which provides a flawless and glossy finish when it is used for painting and higher quality finishes than normal spray painting. For more information about this product kindly contact us.

PROS

  • No visible edging line
  • Durable
  • Water and chemical resistant
  • Modern and classic looks can be done
  • Elegant and stunning looks
  • Any colour that you want

CONS

  • Expensive
  • More time consuming to finish the project
  • Only can be done on MDF surface or Solid Wood surface

Membrane Press (or vinyl wrap) is a thin vinyl sheet that is vacuum sealed against a particle board or MDF sheet. For more information about this product kindly contact us.

PROS

  • Budget option
  • No invisible edges
  • Can be wrapped around a variety of  edge profiles and in routed-pattern door fronts

CONS

  • Not last long
  • Cannot be repaired
  • Susceptible to heat
  • Can bubble or peel at the edges

Solid Wood with modern style. Comes with nyatoh or semangkok types with PU spray finish or lacquer finish. For more information about this product kindly contact us

PROS

  • Versatile looks with wide profile styles and colors
  • Highly durable
  • Smooth finish with PU spray or lacquer
  • No invisible edging lines
  • Cabinets can be re-stained or painted to give a new look

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Not suitable for modern contemporary concept
  • They expand and contract with changing humidity and can warp over time
  • They are more difficult to clean, usually requiring special products designed for wood cleaning
Counter-Top Type Selection

Wood or concrete? Natural or engineered stone? Stainless steel or marble? The worktop you choose will have a huge impact on both the look and functionality of your kitchen. So, before you buy, ask yourself some key questions. What look do you want to achieve? Are you keen on a smooth, sleek finish, or is an aged patina more your style? What kind of cook are you? Do you like to have everything out and strewn around, or do you clean and tidy as you go? Do you have a big, busy family, or lots of dinner parties, or are you preparing meals for one or two? This will have an impact on how extensive and how robust your worktop needs to be.

Laminate is the most widely used and cheapest countertop material in home improvement

ADVANTAGES

It is inexpensive and low-maintenance. It resists grease and stains, and it comes in a vast array of colours and patterns. It also can come pre-fabricated with its own seamless backsplash. It is ideal for the do-it-yourselfer who loves to update the kitchen frequently. However, note that if you have allergies or asthma, the materials and glue in laminate could be problematic.

DISADVANTAGES

Laminate does have its drawbacks. Because it is generally made in layers, the dark under layer, usually pressed wood, may be visible. The top is also susceptible to damage from sharp knives and hot pans. It easily melts at the touch of a hot cooking utensil, and once damaged, it cannot be easily repaired. To keep laminate looking new longer, reserve this countertop material for less-used areas of the kitchen and locate seams at corners to avoid wear and tear.

Beautiful and durable, ceramic tile is the experienced do-it-yourselfer’s dream come true. You can make a counter look however you want with a little creativity. Create your own mural, or decide on a sleek color palette. Designs can range from as simple or complex as you desire.

ADVANTAGES

Ceramic tile is heat-, scratch-, and stain-resistant. Damaged tiles are easily replaced. Plus, you can remove stains from regular grout with ordinary household bleach.

Another benefit of using this type of tile on your countertop is that it is not very expensive compared to a granite or quartz slab.

DISADVANTAGES

Grout can stain or collect food particles, therefore giving way to bacterial infestation. Tiles can chip or crack, and if used for cutting, it can dull your knives. Scrubbing with abrasives can ruin a high-gloss finish.

Concrete has the most industrial aesthetic of all the worktop materials. ‘Concrete work surfaces are very now and very tactile – people are drawn to touch them.

There’s a surprisingly large range of colours available beyond classic grey, and it can be shaped to run around pillars or form sinks, for instance.

However, it isn’t as robust as some other materials, and it isn’t seamless, as expansion joints often need to be incorporated. ‘The main reason for choosing concrete is aesthetic

ADVANTAGES

Nothing quite beats it for adding edge to a ‘safe’ scheme. It can be formed into any shape and can be repaired or stripped back to remove stains. It gets tougher as it ages, and makes a great in/out material if you want your worktop to continue out onto a patio.

DISADVANTAGES

If you opt for a concrete worktop, your kitchen will be out of action for a while. Concrete worktops tend to be poured in situ (although simple shapes can be made off-site), and it takes a couple of weeks for it to be ready to use. It stains easily and needs to be treated with a penetrative sealant every six to eight months.

A solid-surface countertop is a step up from plastic laminate. It comes in a larger variety of colours and patterns that are uniform throughout the piece. It can resemble glass, granite, and any other stone.

ADVANTAGES

Because the colour goes through the entire counter, scratches and blemishes can easily be buffed out. It is strong and self-supporting, so it needs no underlayment. It is non-porous. It resists both mildew and stains. This countertop can also be ordered custom-formed to hide seams.

Economic wise, it’s a cheaper option compared to granite, quartz or wood slab countertop.

DISADVANTAGES

Some of the darker colours are not recommended for kitchens as scratches show up too much. The area around a sink can discolour or crack over time. It can’t take hot pans, although round bars can be set into the surface to act as a trivet.

Granite is the most popular stone for worktops and gives a quality feel to kitchens. The vast range of shades and patterns available means each surface feels unique, and there are choices perfect for modern and traditional kitchens alike. If a bit of sparkle and shine pleases your eye, granite is a good choice. As it’s natural stone, each worktop is individual

ADVANTAGES

It’s very tough, and resistant to heat and mould. It’s often cheaper than engineered stone and composites

DISADVANTAGES

It’s porous, so needs to be sealed – ideally every six months. It’s heavy, so needs to be sitting on good cabinets. If it’s damaged, it can’t be repaired.

Quartz, or engineered stone, worktops are made from 93% Quartz and 7% polymer resins. Quartz is a good alternative to granite for buyers who want something a little more low-maintenance

ADVANTAGES

It’s available in roughly 100 colours and a huge range of finishes, from glossy to matte, plain to flecked or sparkly – and even ones that mimic concrete. The colour is more even and consistent than with granite, so it’s good for long stretches of the worktop.

It’s up to five times harder than granite and non-porous, so there’s no danger of mould. It’s low maintenance, and stain- and chip-resistant.

DISADVANTAGES

It’s very heavy thus need proper reinforcement on the cabinet to support it. Seams between joining can be visible if it’s not properly installed and exposure over time can cause discoloration to it

From economic point of view, quartz is expensive than other options

Wooden worktops, whether in a delicate merbau or javanese butcherblock, can really make a kitchen feel like that overused phrase, “the heart of the home”. They instantly add a warm, natural feel to any kitchen, and look fantastic with a wide range of complimentary colours. They are more high-maintenance than man-made worktop materials, however, so it is worth considering whether you will have the time to give them the care they need.

ADVANTAGES

Each piece is unique, giving your kitchen its own particular character. Timber is naturally antibacterial, relatively simple to install and easy to repair. If you’re willing to oil it frequently, it can be robust and beautiful.

DISADVANTAGES

It must be sealed or frequently treated with mineral oil and cleaned immediately after food preparation or moisture exposure. And, protective surface sealers are not always food-safe. It is humidity sensitive, and it scorches and dents easily. If it becomes contaminated with meat juices or dirty vegetables, it must be disinfected and then resealed. Many cooks use olive oil to season the wood after each use; however this can also darken the wood.

Body Carcass Type Selection

Simply put, particle board is a waste-wood product made by heat pressing wood chips, sawmill shavings, or even sawdust and resin together. To make the end product water resistant, fireproof, and/or insect-proof chemicals are used including wax, dyes, wetting agents, and release agents. After the resin, chemicals, and wood scraps have been mixed together, the liquid mixture is made into a sheet. The weight of the wood chips is evenly distributed to make sure the finished board is not top heavy. Compression is applied to the particle board sheet multiple times to create the tightest possible bond between the resin and the wood bits

ADVANTAGES

  • Low Cost
  • Perfect for Ready-Made Furniture
  • Used by 95% as body carcass by Malaysian contractors

DISADVANTAGES

  • Low Strength – Cannot Support Heavy Loads
  • Easily bends
  • Not as Eco-Friendly as Wood Furniture
  • Expands or Discolors Due to Moisture
  • Heavy

MDF is Medium density fibreboard.  It is a type of mechanically manufactured wood product formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres and then by combining by wax/glue. and pressing it under heat and pressure. It is stronger and much denser than normal particle board.

ADVANTAGES

  • The board can be moulded easily
  • Medium density
  • Less expensive than hardwood and solid wood
  • Stainable and Paintable

DISADVANTAGES

  • MDF does not have good strength when compared to solid wood so make sure it is not used in applications where heavy load is expected to be borne by the board
  • MDF boards also do not have very good holding strength for nails/screws. If a furniture piece needs to be moved frequently or dismantled and then rebuilt frequently then the MDF board might loose the grip on the nails.
  • Expands or Discolors Due to Moisture

Blockboard is a type of board made by wooden pieces inserted between ply of hardwood which bonded together under a high pressure and temperature

ADVANTAGES

  • Block boards are light in weight and comes with a high strength
  • Easy to handle and work with
  • Less Susceptible to Water Damage
  • Stainable and Paintable
  • Holds Screws Well

DISADVANTAGES

  • Comparatively expensive