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5 Things to Remember Before Buying Kitchen Cabinet in Malaysia 2019

Updated: Feb 7


You have finally bought your dream house or that special occasion is around the corner, and you’re completely confused and can’t decide what type or kind of kitchen cabinet will suit your lifestyle, taste and budget.


Of course, you’re overwhelmed with the options and designs available and visiting home expo has become your usual weekend outing.  Let the experts from Signature Kitchen, Malaysia’s largest kitchen cabinet and wardrobe manufacturer help you and guide you through this life-changing process.


Here are 5 things to remember before buying a kitchen cabinet in Malaysia 2019.


1. Estimated Budget for Your New Kitchen Cabinet

There are 5 basic components of a kitchen cabinet to consider while estimating your budget and the price may vary depending on your needs and preference.


1. Carcass – In simple terms Carcass means storage area for kitchen cabinet. Most of the Carcasses are similar and comes in white colour, the difference is in the door material and finishes. Kitchen Carcasses are used in Base, Wall, Drawer & Tall Units. Signature Kitchen offers exclusive colour for Kitchen Carcass in Garis Graphite.


2. Worktop – Worktop comes in a range of Material such as:

  • Quartz

  • Solid Surface

  • Granite

  • High-Pressure Laminate (HPL)

3. Doors – The Pricing may differ depending on the material and finishing used such as:

  • Melamine

  • Solid Wood

  • Matt Lacquer

  • High Gloss Lacquer

  • Acrylic

  • Veneer

  • Glass Door


4. Fittings & Accessories – When choosing hardware & fittings, consider the following: has wide selections or range of options/functions. Must be good quality and durable. Look for companies who use only premium quality imported Hinges, Drawers & Lightening.

  • Accessories – Tray, C Basket, Ironmongery

  • Fittings – Sink & Tap, Drainer, Latches, Handles and more.

  • Hardware – Liftup, Fold up and Gas Lift Up


5. Appliances – Ovens, Stove, Hobs. There are many options available in the market. The first step is to narrow down the selection by choosing the built-in or standalone for appliances such as microwave, oven and dishwasher.


We will explain all the different material available for kitchen cabinet and worktop in our next blog topic. Don’t let this disappoint you there are some companies including Signature Kitchen Sdn Bhd which offers 0% interest instalment payment plan (EPP).


2. Measure Your Space

Measuring the space where you want your new kitchen cabinet to be installed will allow you to give accurate information to the sales consultant, and will be able to provide you with more detailed estimates and design suggestions for your project. Book your appointment today.


3. Kitchen Layout


The function kitchen often centres on the position of the sink, oven, cooking hob and refrigerator. To utilize the full potential of your kitchen space, position these in an imaginary triangle with a minimum of 4feet (1.2m) gap between each workstation.

These are the 5 most common kitchen layouts:

  • The I-Shape: If you got a studio or cosy apartment this is an ideal layout for small and narrow kitchen areas.

  • The Galley: If you don’t like to move much while in the kitchen and want to reach out to all areas then you can opt for this style.

  • The L-Shape: If you like to move around the kitchen freely between various areas then this kitchen layout is the best choice for you.

  • The U-Shape: This the most common and popular choice of kitchen layout among individuals with larger kitchen space and perfect for families who loves to spend time in the kitchen. This layout also offers maximum cabinet worktop space.

  • The L-Shape with Island: This is very similar to L-Shape layout but with additional workstation within the kitchen area. Additional cabinets and worktops workspace also make this kitchen family-friendly.

It is important to remember that work triangle guidelines are not laws and not rules. Work Triangle was developed and discovered in the 1940s by the University of Illinois School of Architecture. when the kitchens were smaller and to create the best work area possible.


However, Work triangle may not be applicable for all the types of home. Like for instance Gally Style kitchens, which places appliances and preparation areas along a single wall with restrictions on angles.


Open Kitchen concept which is popular these days often don’t require such a uniform layout. This kitchen design tends to focus less on a work triangle and more on kitchen work zone that may even spill over into the dining or living area.

Choose a style that blends seamlessly with your home architecture. Meet the kitchen planner with a clear plan in place. Do some research on Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Signature Kitchen Website, looking at interior design magazines and websites. Keep in mind about the options! Your kitchen cabinet can come in different designs, colours, textures, patterns, finishes etc. Also, ensure to choose professional and experienced kitchen planner. Kitchen Planners with a proven track record will ask you detailed questions regarding your lifestyle and daily routine. Even though it might look like sharing too much information but it’s crucial for kitchen planner to understand how you’re going to utilize your kitchen so it can be designed according to your needs. At Signature Kitchen, all the Kitchen Planner go through ITG (Ideal Transformational Guide) training to understand customer needs and how to serve them better.


4. Quality of Kitchen Cabinet

The last thing you want to do is to compromise on the quality of your new kitchen cabinet, it’s not something you will be changing very often unless you’re going to stay in the house for a short period of time. Always look for the Best Kitchen Manufacturer who’s reliable and trustworthy and has a proven track record within the industry. Search for companies with quality management Certificate or recognized with industry awards or achievements as it implies that their Kitchen Cabinet quality is higher compared to those companies who don’t have any awards or certificates. You may also want to consider the equipment used by the company to cut the wood or cabinet material as it may affect the final look of your kitchen cabinet.


The inside of your kitchen cabinet should be non-porous, wipe- clean, and durable enough to last the life of the cabinets without staining or bubbling. After-sales service doesn’t really contribute to the quality of your kitchen cabinet but it gives you an indication that the manufacturer is always available to assist the customer whenever required.


5. Your One-Stop Kitchen Cabinet Expert


With more than 25 years of experience in the kitchen industry and the largest kitchen cabinet manufacturer in Malaysia. We use mainly imported and quality materials for all the 5 main components in every Signature Kitchen. Signature Kitchen is MS ISO 9001:2015 certified, which means every part of the manufacturing process is closely look to maintain premium quality and finish. The Signature Kitchen team is dedicated to every aspect, from the start to completion, as well as the crucial after-sales service Our ‘Service Promise’ takes care of you from the first step when you walk in, right up to a proper handover and cleaning service upon completion of your kitchen, to ensure that our customers are fully satisfied.

The journey of your kitchen purchase does not end when the kitchen has been delivered; you still get to enjoy benefits and privileges under our Signature Privilege Card Programme for the years to come!


Email us today at info@signaturekitchen.com.my or call us now at 03-62867070 to book an appointment or request for a free quote!


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