Top 6 Tips for Choosing New Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen Cabinet Options
One of the most impactful ways to breathe new life into your kitchen space is with new cabinets. Your cabinets are one of the first things people notice about your kitchen space, and you can upgrade them to change the look of the room completely. Before you do, make sure you are happy with the choice that you make. Here are some helpful things to consider when picking out new cabinets for your kitchen.
Choose the Door Profile
The first step in the process is to choose the door profile of your cabinets. This is the overall look of the door, including any recessed areas it might have. Slab doors, for instance, are completely flat with no recessing, while a recessed square has rectangular or square recessed areas within the cabinet. Several profile styles are available, so visit a cabinet store to see some in person or go online to see the options before deciding.
Select a Style
Even within a particular door profile, you’ll find many styles available. Decide which style you feel best fits your needs and tastes. Take photos or screenshots of styles you love, and then narrow it down from those. If you limit your choices to just four, you will not be as overwhelmed with your options.
Explore Wood Types and Finishes
Next, explore the different wood types available to you. First, consider whether you need a dark or light finish. Then, consider the wood type and what it might look like with your flooring, trim, and walls. Remember, you can have a solid finish color, not a wood grain if you wish.
As you choose cabinets, make sure you consider the function of your space in addition to the color and style of the cabinets. When replacing cabinets, you have the option to change the layout of your kitchen, adding more drawers or cabinets where they make sense for you. If you have a cabinet you rarely use because it is not accessible, change it to make it work for you. Consider added features like shelves that pull out or lower to make your stuff more accessible.
Think About How the Cabinets will Open
While most kitchen cabinets swing open on hinges, other opening mechanisms are available in the modern kitchen. Magnetic cabinets that open with just one touch, for example, or cabinet doors that raise instead of swinging out are all options. Decide if you are traditional or want something unique for the opening mechanism of your new cabinets.
Remember the Finishing Touches
Cabinets are not complete without hardware unless you have a slab-style, hardware-free design. You may also want to add finishing touches to add to your kitchen redesign, like under-the-cabinet lighting. With these additional items, your kitchen will be a functional, attractive space.
If you are in the market for new kitchen cabinets, Total Quality Construction can help you choose options that fit with your home’s overall look and design. Let us know your goals, so we can start planning your new kitchen cabinets.