With a plethora of kitchen cabinets available in the market anybody can be left confused. Remember it is a onetime investment, so bear a few things in mind before splurging. Before buying a cabinet, exact measurements is very vital otherwise there may be empty unutilized space, cabinets may not fit, or there may be interference between a cabinet door or drawer and something else. You can buy pre-built "stock" cabinets for faster delivery which usually arrive in a week or less. Custom made will take a long time. Cabinet dimensions are specified with width first, height second, depth last. The width–height–depth is a generally accepted convention. An 18x36x12 cabinet is therefore 18 inches (460 mm) wide, 36 inches (910 mm) tall, and 12 inches (300 mm) deep.

Base cabinets are usually 24 inches (610 mm) deep and 341⁄2 inches (880 mm) high to accommodate a countertop surface normally 36 inches (910 mm) above the floor. Wall cabinets are in general are 12 inches (300 mm) deep. Its height is often 30 inches (760 mm). Cabinets can be purchased from specialty retailers, kitchen remodelers, home centres, on-line retailers, and ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturers. An expert consultation will help you make a right choice.