Kitchens are more than just a place to cook. Its where people come together to share good times and build enjoyable memories. With a seemingly endless choice of materials available to give your kitchen that just right look, it’s important to be prepared before committing to a kitchen material. Read on to learn about what you should be keeping front of mind when embarking on this journey.
If you’re building your ideal kitchen in a permanent home top of the list should be to install cabinets of a high quality. This doesn’t necessarily mean expensive. Stock cabinets are your most basic form of fitting, but you can still get quality and sturdy construction for a cheaper price. You might balk initially at the extra expenditure, however think of the extra cost as an investment – kitchen drawers and cabinets are opened and closed many times every day so you’ll want an option that lasts.
All your cabinets should have a solid frame to support the rigor of kitchen life and sealed backs to prevent any contaminants or unwanted guests coming in. These are most important in base cabinets, which take the greatest load of your kitchen.
Decide If You Want Custom
With quality still a non negotiable factor, the way your cabinets are made impacts the options of materials available to you. At the highest end, a fully customized cabinet allows you with the most flexibility. However increasingly premade cabinet options do allow a number of different material choices in a range of colors and materials.
If you’re looking for maximum storage space and a novel look, then a custom kitchen cabinet is definitely the way to go. You can select custom materials as well as hardware, and is probably your only option if your have a non-conventional room size or layout required. Semi-custom and custom provide the best options for cutting edge kitchen technology.
Reflect Your Style
Your kitchen is a reflection of yourself, like any room in the house. So picture how you would use the space to help you determine the best layout and material choices.
If a simple, rustic finish is all you ask for, then stock might just be all you need. If you’re looking to experiment with materials, colors, handles, drawer fronts and more then you’ll have to go either semi-custom or custom for the freedom they offer to realize your dream.
When the work is done it’s you that will have to live with it, so make sure you implement aspects of your own personality.
Understanding what type of kitchen cabinet you need lays the foundation for your remodel. The cabinets will take the lion’s share of the budget to fit, so you want to get them right the first time.
Know Your Materials
Whether laminate, glossy or any wood soft or hard, you should be clued in on different materials for building cabinets.
Wood is the most popular style for a reason. It never goes out of style. Hardwood in particular is well-used, but pricey, so you may want to look at MDF or plywood with a hardwood overlay.
For a non-wood option, look at laminates for a glossy finish with a many color options as you could ever want, or thermofoil which gives the finish of wood at a fraction of the cost.