How are the cabinets held together (the joints) ie. Dowels, dadoes, glues, 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 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 lacquer, 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?
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?