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Making the Right Choice

December 14, 2021

Cabinets are the backbone of the kitchen, and choosing the right kitchen cabinets requires a deep understanding of the household's needs. Changing cabinets and countertops can be a dramatic change for the kitchens. Choosing the right kitchen cabinet depends on a couple of factors most importantly the taste and choice of each. More facets unearthed...

Kitchen cabinetry is an integral part of home design and remains a significant component of measuring a house's value. However, choosing the right cabinet depends upon the budget and willingness to spend, and also the choice of materials has a substantial role to play. The kitchen cabinet comes in a variety of materials and finishes; contemporary, ultra-modern, or traditional look where making the right choice of the cabinet that best suits the aesthetic taste, budget, and lifestyle is crucial.

Kitchen Cabinets with Warmer Tones

Choosing the right kitchen cabinetry

Large, open areas tend to tolerate elegant, sweeping, traditional designs better than smaller spaces are often better suited for the clean, compact lines of modern design. That said, there are ‘transitional’ styles that can work for any size space—for example, Shaker-style cabinetry can be made to feel modern, traditional, or style-neutral simply by choosing cabinet hardware, paint, or stain that reflects one of those styles.

When choosing cabinetry for the kitchen, quality of construction such as base cabinetry, the ease of use plays a significant role. Custom cabinets offer the most freedom in terms of design options but they tend to be expensive. In-stock cabinets are economical but have a somewhat limited range of designs and colours. Semi-stock cabinets offer a balance of design and colour flexibility alongside the efficiency of being able to mix and match styles and have a fully designed cabinet scheme readymade—however; they can take longer to deliver than custom or in-stock cabinets. When it comes to materials, oak, maple, cherry, and hickory are popular options for cabinets. Veneers over plywood are another, more economical option. And if not wood, stainless steel or industrial metal cabinets add a modern touch to any kitchen.

Grey and White Kitchen Cabinet

Kitchen accessories and more

The range of kitchen cabinet components and accessories helps to express personality and design style in a number of fun and interesting ways by closely determining the components and accessories to match the style of the cabinets themselves. The core design, though, components and accessories are eclectic or even artistic. Knob pulls and door handles are popular choices for adding personality to a kitchen design. Monogrammed or hand-painted pulls, antique door handles, or even ones made from sturdy rope or other non-traditional materials are popular and add great visual interest to the kitchen design. Other popular accessories and components for kitchen cabinets are more focused on efficiency and function than style. Built-in recycling bins, cabinet doors that stow away, and even retractable shelving for small appliances are components that create a more efficient kitchen workspace.

Materials and workmanship are both important when it comes to the quality of the kitchen cabinets. The best choice of finish is one that matches the other furniture pieces throughout the home available in a variety of materials where custom cabinets are often made from solid wood or from plywood with wood veneers applied to the exposed surfaces. Be it face-frame cabinets, frameless cabinets both types consist of a box made from some type of sheet wood such as plywood, particleboard, MDF, melamine, etc.

Laminated cabinets are among the least expensive as they give an ultra-modern, sophisticated look. Higher-end cabinets typically use thicker plywood for the ‘box’ compared to the less-expensive composites. Manufactured cabinets available with a laminate or thermafoil surface minimises the cost of the cabinets because the materials are less expensive to manufacture; clean-up is very simple for these cabinets. Selecting the right door style is largely a matter of personal preference that matches other furniture or room styles

L-shaped Kitchen Cabinets