It is easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices that face you when you try to decide which style of kitchen cabinets to install in your new kitchen. You have choices of cabinet maker, type of wood, stains or paint, full or partial overlay doors, hidden or exposed hinges, and other design items. The combinations available can easily reach into the thousands. Which one is the perfect choice for your new kitchen?
Your new kitchen will be dominated by the look of your cabinets. The exposed faces of the cabinets in any kitchen cover the majority of the wall space, and as such will do more to define the character of the kitchen than any other design item. When making the critical decision of which cabinets to use in your kitchen remodeling, there are several factors that you should consider to help you make the best decision for your kitchen.
Your Personal Style
What do you like about the look of a kitchen? Do you like the look of traditional, rich wood finishes, or do you like the look of fresh white cabinets? Are deeply recessed wooden doors what you consider the ultimate statement in kitchen design, or do you feel that the clean, sleek lines of a European style cabinet are the ultimate in kitchen chic?
The Style of Your Home
Your new kitchen’s style should match the rest of your house. If you have a traditional style house your new kitchen should have a more traditional look and feel to it.
A modern house should have sleeker, modern looking kitchen cabinets. Some people like the eclectic look, and have the know-how to pull it off, but in most instances, it’s best to keep a consistent look and feel throughout the house.
The kitchen cabinets quality and price cover a wide range. Inexpensive cabinets are often cheaply made, and though they will look good when new, the doors may sag over time, and pressboard sides may warp. Good quality cabinets will be made out of thicker plywood or solid wood boards and will last a lifetime. You can buy custom made cabinets to match your kitchen layout or to meet special requirements in your kitchen. Your new kitchen should look good for your lifetime, so buy the highest quality cabinets that you can afford.
To help you sort through the myriad of kitchen cabinet choices, it pays to consult with an expert in kitchen design. They will be familiar with all the different cabinet manufacturers, styles and finish choices, and are a real help with coordinating your new kitchen design.
Working with a kitchen designer will help you maximize the cabinet storage space in your kitchen, help with the visual symmetry of the design, and assure you that you get the best value out of your kitchen cabinets.
A kitchen designer will have the ability to enter your kitchen design into a computer, then alter all of the aspects of the cabinet appearance to help you make the right decision for your kitchen cabinets. You can change the style, color, type of wood, and any other aspect of the kitchen cabinets and see exactly what they will look like in your design. Sometimes you will see design flaws through this process and correct them before you order your cabinets. Take the time to explore all your options available in kitchen cabinet design and style. Picking the right kitchen cabinets will make your kitchen remodeling project a successful endeavor.