Choosing kitchen cabinets takes more than just deciding on a certain color or an aesthetic style. With so many options on the market from which to decide, it’s going to require more than a shallow approach to finding the cabinet that’s right for you. This is no small expenditure you’re about to incur, a kitchen remodel is expensive and you’re looking at about 35-40% of your spend going towards the cabinets.
Don’t look so shocked, think about how much wall space your cabinets take up in the kitchen. This is where you are storing all of the important kitchenware, utensils, pots, pans, even small appliances, the stuff you need to make the meals that you and your family will be enjoying for years to come.
Since this is such a big decision to make (this is a cabinet you will be seeing in your kitchen every morning and every night for the foreseeable future), you want to be sure you get it right the first time. Here are the things to consider as you make your choice:
Functionality and Features
Your cabinets need to look great but they must also be useful and offer plenty of convenience of access. So, look for the things that make using a cabinet so appealing. Sure, you want plenty of space to hold it all, but consider the other available options that today’s cabinet manufacturers are adding to their product lines.
These are things like roll-out shelving, drawers that are wider and even deeper than normal, large enough to accommodate those crock-pots and soup tureens. Some of the more high-tech models even offer USB ports, subtle lighting accents and pull out trash receptacles, to keep everything flush within your chosen aesthetic.
Speaking of aesthetics, your cabinets should look great. That’s a given. But you can turn any kitchen into an eyesore with the wrong color or finish. This won’t just impact the overall décor of the room; it may go as far as decrease the value of the house.
Of course, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer size of selection at your local cabinet dealer. With all of those colors, styles, and sizes from which to choose, you’re going to find out soon enough this is no small task you’re facing.
So, let’s start with the simple stuff – the architectural style of the home you live in. You won’t be placing a rustic looking cabinet into a modern contemporary home…or vice versa. Therefore, some cabinet styles are off the table from the get-go. Keep the look of your kitchen fresh in your mind as you start to look at samples and catalogs.
You should also take the size of the kitchen into account. Go with lighter colors and finishes in small kitchens, darker colors and finishes for larger sized rooms.
Work with What You Got
Sometimes getting a new kitchen cabinet doesn’t mean buying something new. You might consider having N-Hance Cabinet Refinishing give your current cabinets a whole new lease on life with refinishing options that are often more economical. If you love the functionality of your cabinets, why replace them? Just revitalize what is already there and your kitchen will feel good as new.