If you are remodeling your kitchen and struggling to choose new cabinetry, then you are certainly not alone. Kitchen cabinetry is one of the most visible aspects of any kitchen and choosing wrong can be the difference between a room that is aesthetically pleasing and one that is not.
Thankfully, there are many things you can do to ensure the new kitchen cabinetry you choose looks amazing.
Follow each of these professional kitchen remodeler's tips to do just that:
Tip: Opt for Custom Cabinetry Over Stock Prefabricated Cabinets
Not all new kitchen cabinets are created equal. As with other building materials, cabinets come in a wide range of prices and quality standards.
As a general rule, the cabinets sold at your local home center tend to be of lower quality and only sold in stock sizes. Often these less-expensive cabinets are made of particleboard or plywood and don't include high-quality hardware that will stand the test of time.
Alternatively, kitchen cabinetry custom-made to order from a skilled professional cabinet maker will be made of solid wood, utilize high-quality hardware, and will last for generations into the future.
If your budget will allow for custom cabinets, this should always be your choice over stock options.
Tip: Always Go with the Best Materials Your Budget Allows
Your remodeled kitchen's cabinets need to be specially designed to fit the space and coalesce with its overall design. The cabinets cannot be an afterthought to the beautiful countertops and flooring - they are just as important!
Since kitchen cabinets and drawers take a lot of abuse from daily use, they need to be high-quality and built to last. To ensure this is the case, always opt for the best materials your budget will allow.
For example, choose:
- hardwood (maple, oak, or cherry) over particleboard or plywood
- wedge-shaped dovetail joints over dowels, screws, or staples
- well-made hardware over inexpensive options
While you may not want to pay for higher-grade cabinets, as the years pass and you live with your new kitchen you will be happy you went with the best materials you could afford.
Tip: Include Organizational Solutions in Your Cabinet Designs
Finally, it is important to note that your remodeled kitchen should include organizational solutions built into the cabinets. Some of the most popular solutions include:
- pull out hardware for trash and recycling bins
- pull out shelves in base cabinets
- rotating shelving in the pantry
- a lift platform for heavy stand mixers or other small appliances
Finally, it is now an industry standard to install soft-close drawer tracks and a drawer with an interior outlet for out-of-the-way electronic device charging, so these things are a must for your finished project. Contact kitchen renovators in your area to get started.