Tips For Choosing Kitchen Cabinetry
When remodelling your kitchen, the cabinetry may well be your biggest investment and you will be living with it for a long time. In the scheme of redesign it is quite an important decision so you want to make the right choice.
When you weigh the pros and cons of different materials, layouts and all the other logistics such as time and budget, you quickly discover that choosing your cabinets is both a left brain and right brain process.
On the left brain – the analytical side of the ledger – you need to factor in considerations such as budget, layout and how much room storage room you need for your grandmother’s china and margarita machine.
Meanwhile, you right brain – the creative side- is chattering on about colour schemes, materials and what kind of cabinet hardware would make Martha Stewart wish she was you.
But the truth is that both sides of this equation are important – so here are a few things that you need to consider when choosing your cabinets.
There is absolutely no sense in getting top of the line and latest of everything only to regret it later when you feel like you can’t afford the payments. You need to consider upfront how much you can actually afford, so that you can feel good about your decisions when all is said and done.
The good news is, there are a number of ways that you can save money on your redesign without giving up too much of what you may actually want in the finished look. For example, maybe the frames of your cabinets are still perfectly good and you can just replace the doors to give you the look that you desire. Or perhaps another material can give you the same type of look for a lower cost.
Layout and Storage
If your layout isn’t working for you, there’s no time like a kitchen redesign to change it. When you are remodelling your kitchen with us, our designers will work with you to make sure that you have the optimal layout to suit you.
This is also the time to figure out exactly how much storage you need. If you require more storage than you currently have, what solutions will work best for your space?
Door Style and Finish
Once you’ve thought through the logistics of redesign such as budget and layout, it’s time to choose the actual look that you want for your kitchen – and this for most people is the fun part! Door style is going to depend on the style of your overall kitchen – whether it is modern, traditional or transitional – with modern being the simplest in design and traditional giving the most leeway for added embellishments.
The material of the door is also going to have a huge impact on your finished kitchen as cherry wood and painted white doors make two very different statements. And the finish that you prefer – stain or paint – will also affect which material you choose since stain is only suitable for wood and paint can be used on a variety of other materials.
Finally, the hardware that you choose will also impact the overall look of your kitchen. Stainless steel may look sleek whereas brass may look warmer. It ultimately depends on how you want the room to feel when you walk into it.
Choosing your kitchen cabinetry can be a daunting process but it can also be a lot of fun. Let our designers help you in choosing the ideal cabinetry for your home.