Knowledge Base

Ordering Guidelines

For ordering online make sure that you have your Kitchen Doors an Cabinets correct.  Always use width first then Height.  If you are ordering a complete order for cabinets you will have different requirements depending on the layout you will be using. It is important that you include all the pieces for your layout to avoid unnecessary time delay and expense. Here is the do it your self ordering guideline. You can go through this guideline and DIY your own RTA kitchen cabinet order.

You may attach a layout of your space to the design portion of our website and we will complete the design and recommend all the required pieces to complete your order or you can call our 877-727-4022 and speak to one of our designers to verify all of the items you might need.

In general you will need the following to complete an order:

  • When designing your kitchen, standard allowance for backsplash space is 15”h to 18”h minimum between top of countertop and bottom of wall cabinet moulding. (NKBA Standards)
  • Walk space between cabinets and islands should be 40” clear which will be 36” inch when the counter is added. (NKBA Standards)
  • Wall cabinets will drop 3/4” from to 6” in height depending on the moulding and the height of the wall cabinets. Note: some wall cabinets will be lowered to 83” or 84” and might not require a top moulding.
  • All of our cabinets  are RTA and require assembly and are shipped unassembled.
  • Some cabinets will require finish panels for completion except for Mill’s Pride Cabinets as they are color to the door style (except color ones).

Base Cabinets

Base cabinets come in widths from 6” all the way to 42” on doors and drawers.

Other Base Cabinets are offered in standard base with drawer on top and door below, sink bases, lazy susan, blind corner base, or drawer base that has 3 drawers.

We also have 15”wide and 18”widetrash pull-out cabinets, Diagonal end and open shelf end cabinets.

Wall Cabinets

Wall Cabinets are offered 30”h, 36”h, and 42”h in widths from 6” to 36”

You can add glass doors for selected cabinets.

Special wall cabinets will include Microwave, Wine, Dish rack (Antique and Cherry), Diagonal Ends, and Open Shelf Ends.

Pantry Cabinets

There are two type of pantry cabinets offered based on the cabinet collection you choose.  The bottom cabinet door is 48 1/2”h and the top cabinet will be 30” h, 36”h, or 42”h. It is possible during install to trim the bottom of the toe kick to make slight adjustments for ceiling height. It is also possible to modify the interior during cabinet assembly and install to accommodate your specific needs. The second type of pantry cabinet is pre-made as a single unit and offered in different heights and widths. These will be offered according to the cabinet collection you choose.

Oven Cabinets

There are two types of oven cabinets. One type oven cabinet is created by stacking oven base cabinet, appliance and upper cabinets between two vertical 24” x 96” x 1” Refrigerator/Oven panels. The total of all these units cannot exceed your upper cabinet or ceiling height which ever applies to your design. The second type is pre-made in different heights, widths and offers double or single oven installation. You will have a choice based on the cabinet collection you choose.

Vanity Cabinets

Vanity cabinets are shorter and less deep than standard kitchen cabinets.  Vanity cabinets come in standard widths of 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48”, 60”, and 72”. These will be offered with a single sink or double sink for 60” and 72” and are open in the back to allow plumbing access.

Skin Panels

Skin panels are only used on the back panels of islands and peninsulas. This is a ¼” skin panel to cover the exposed exterior end of base, wall, and pantry cabinets. These skin panels must be used to cover the raw wood box for a finished look. You will see these offered for base, wall in different heights, pantry and island type to cover the exposed front.

Crown Moldings

If you are installing crown molding allow 3/4” to 5 ½” drop from the ceiling with your wall cabinets.

You will have a choice of either small crown molding or large crown moldings. Both these sizes will be offered in different looks.

Crown Moldings come in 96” lengths and will need to be cut to fit during install.

The crown moldings will attach to the top of the cabinet with approx ½” overlap.

Toe Kicks

The toe kick is a piece 4 ½”h x 96 x 3/4” that is used to cover the vertical joints at the base of all the cabinets and complete the color finish. These can be cut to size during install and is generally one of the last pieces installed.  All wood cabinets use a ¼” thick toe kick.

Scribe Molding

Scribe moldings are a finish molding 1 1/8” x 96” x ¼” used to finish where cabinets meet the walls on all Mill’s Pride.  (See specs for all wood they are different than Mills Pride)

Corner Scribe Moldings

Corner scribe moldings 3/4” x 3/4” x  96” are corner moldings usually used on island base cabinets installed vertically along the outside edge to have a finished look on the corner.

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