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Tips on Choosing the Perfect Kitchen Cabinets

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When you have to choose the cabinets for sprucing up the look and feel of your new kitchen, it can become quite a task. With a plethora of options available, you can be left spoilt for choices! Custom kitchen cabinets, stock cabinets, stainless steel cabinets or the wooden ones, you have plenty of options to consider. Furthermore, kitchen cabinets are also available in different kinds of finishes – natural finish, glossy or painted finishes – the choices seems extensive! However, for making things easier, you need to narrow down your preferences, one at a time, as this would help you choose that perfect set of cabinets for your kitchen. In the following paragraphs, we will enlist some of the factors that will help you in choosing choicest kitchen cabinetries with ease-  

Consider Your Budget: Before kicking off your kitchen remodeling project, the first and the foremost step would be to decide on your budget. If you do not plan you budget in advance, there are chances of your spilling out of some extra cash here and there! So, have a full-proof plan and evaluate the approximate expense of remodeling. Always remember, the kitchen remodeling project does not conclude with buying the cabinets and getting them installed, but, you also have to pay for the appliances, countertops, flooring and other such miscellaneous appliances. So, it is better to consult with a number of cabinet manufacturers and compare their quotes. There are suppliers who offer good quality discount kitchen cabinets and you can consider these as your option as well.

Construction Type: Once your budget is set, you can easily decide on the construction type. Generally, there are three types of cabinet construction - semi-custom cabinets, custom cabinets and stock cabinets.

Stock cabinets come in popular finishes and are available in varying sizes and materials. These are the most cost-effective option compared to the other two types and are the best probable options especially when you are planning a ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinet.

For buying semi-custom cabinets, you need to place an order with a cabinet manufacturer in advance. You can choose from the slide-out drawers or pantries that are made from varying materials and finishes. However, these kinds of cabinets are a bit expensive than the other two.

Custom cabinets are made according to your specifications, and hence you can literally choose any material or any finish. Furthermore, you can choose the design of the cabinets as per your kitchen space and dynamics. The price range of this type of cabinet is quite steep; rather, it is the most expensive option among the two other types.

Get the Style Right- Let’s face it! It is gets pretty confusing when you walk into a showroom without knowing much about the styles and types of cabinets that ones will compliment your kitchen’s décor in the best way. But when you have a particular style streamlined, the entire process becomes easier.

For instance, you can choose the slab doors which will impart a clean look or the raised panel doors that rightly fit into the formal kitchens. Then there are recessed panel door for those who wish to impart a country-style look to their kitchens. You may also choose the curved arch style or cathedral arch styled cabinet doors. Whatsoever be your choice, make sure you take time and choose a design that will compliment your kitchen’s interior to the best.

While you choose the style of the cabinets, you can surely contact the interior designers, but before that, you can also go through some of the interior designing books and magazines and shortlist some of the designing ideas you like. This will help you choose a particular style, sans hassle.

Your kitchen modification project demands special attention and definite planning. So do not leave the entire thing at the mercy of the interior designing team you have hired, rather, try and put in your ideas and unique views and discuss your plans with them.


Author Info – Darren Lois is a professional interior designer working with Cabinet DIY. He writes blogs and articles wherein he provides valuable information on interior designing and kitchen and bathroom re-modeling projects.

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