A major decision in your kitchen remodel is deciding on your cabinets. The right kitchen cabinetry can make or break your kitchen’s functionality and style — not to mention your budget. This is because your cabinets can be a major focal point of your kitchen.
Below are the friendly tips to follow when selecting kitchen cabinets for any types of house such as apartment and kit homes:
Decide on your needs in the kitchen
Do you need more storage in your kitchen? Can you move easily in the layout of the room? Decide what you like and don’t like in your kitchen and this can be a major influence in deciding what you need in a kitchen remodel.
Most semi-custom kitchen cabinet lines can give you more range in your kitchen with options for additional storage and a functional layout by placing storage for baking items near the oven for easy access and room for a waste basket near the sink.
Choose the important kitchen cabinet special features
Your cooking style (and how often you prepare food) can make a difference in the cabinet features you choose.
– How many pans and cooking sheets do you have? Enough to need an organizer?
– Do you use spices often enough to warrant individual drawers to keep organized?
Select between customized or standardized cabinets
If you have decided on new going for a new cabinet set up, then the next phase would include choosing whether to customize the interior or not. Going custom means that you have the dimensions of the cabinet interior designed specifically for your utensils and organization. It means using the otherwise redundant nooks and crannies and utilizing them by creating customized drawers and kitchen cabinets that have been set up according to the anthropometry of your kitchen accessories.
Going standard, on the other hand means that you choose ‘stock cabinets.’ These are prefabricated and are the least expensive of all cabinet design options. Designers all over the world agree that the standardized formation of the stock cabinets does nothing to hinder the functionality. They are available in various sizes, and the quality ones are even made up of solid wood.
Select an ambiance
The correct ambiance can define the very mood of your kitchen. After you have appraised the size of your kitchen space, you have to pin down the logistics of your lifestyle; whether an open kitchen come dining combo will work for your family or prefer a separate formal dining. Another thing to consider is whether you cook or entertain at the same time, or do you hire help for cooking and do not want that to be visible. There are several solutions for each of these problems, all of which involve a very specific layout for the cabinetry, and the mood of the overall kitchen space.
Pick the right cabinet color
White kitchens have been popular for a number of years now. Sometimes two colors in a kitchen, depending on which ones can be a winning combination. Perhaps you want the natural beauty of wood? Wood and white cabinets can suit traditional, transitional or contemporary kitchens depending on the design style of the cabinets.
Select the cabinet door profile
Here are some of the choices you can make:
Slab – the overall look of this is modern
Recessed Square – it has a simple vibe with touch of decorative edge
Flat Panel – this cabinet door has a sleek and clean design
Accent – it is used as a decorative accent. This can include glass doors, mullion doors, leaded glass doors, louver doors, aluminum frame doors, and more.
Cabinet doors are the visible design of kitchen cabinets, so it’s important that you pay attention when you deal with it.
Keep in the size
Before going to the store, make sure that you have right measurement of your kitchen. This will help determine the proper size of kitchen cabinet that will be suitable for the room. Small or big kitchen need the right measurement. The correct size of kitchen cabinets will either enhance or oppress the overall scene. Dark cabinets are appropriate for bigger kitchen while the lighter cabinets are suitable for small kitchens.
Select the right material
Kitchen cabinet materials have wide variety of choices. The choices you can make are: stainless, melamine, steel, metal, thermo foil, and wood. The most popular choice among households is the solid wood kitchen cabinets.
Opt carefully with the hardware
Your kitchen interior’s important part is the cabinets. So it makes sense that you choose among the best. The things you should be checking are the pulls and knobs and right handles because they contribute to the style of the cabinet. You can ask salesperson about the extensive range of styles, finishes, and colors available. Choosing the hardware plays a vital part in making your kitchen stylish and beautiful.