by Elias Deukmajian | Kitchen Remodel
Picking the right kitchen cabinets isn’t an easy decision, contrary to popular belief – and chances are if you rush the process and don’t consider all of your options, then you might be unhappy with the finished product. It’s best to take your time and really think about what you’re looking for in your new kitchen cabinets so that you can get the most out of your kitchen remodel.
There are a few different aspects of kitchen cabinets that should be weighed in your final choices, and not every homeowner wants to think that far ahead; therefore, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are some things you should factor into your kitchen cabinet choices so that all the bases are covered:
Design and aesthetic
When you picture your dream kitchen, what color and style cabinets does it include? Are you going for a modern, sleek look? A cozy cabin feel with real hardwood? A colonial look with plenty of detail? There are so many options when it comes to design and aesthetic in your kitchen cabinetry that you’re sure to find something that fits your own aesthetic, matches the interior design of your home, and makes your kitchen stand out.
Besides the initial “wow” factor most homeowners go for when choosing kitchen cabinets, it’s also important to consider how you want your cabinets to function. In other words, the interior is just as important as the exterior! If you have the area for it in your kitchen, you might consider opting for deeper cabinets to bring in more storage space. You may also consider the shelving in the cabinets and whether it will accommodate everything you need to store effectively.
Flow of the room
It might be easier and make more sense to follow the existing design of your kitchen, replacing cabinets where they already stand in your kitchen; however, you might also think about changing things up a little, adding an island, raising the cabinets to the ceiling, or building a breakfast bar – all options that will change the flow of the room, but may add more style, function, and convenience.
Future needs and wishes
Another factor many homeowners don’t consider is their future needs out of their kitchen. For instance, if you will be adding to your family, or if you plan on selling your house someday, you should consider how your design changes to your kitchen cabinets will affect those future needs or wishes. It’s not always easy to think that far ahead, and if you can’t, then it may be best to choose a kitchen cabinet option that’s versatile, neutral, or not too customized.
Other things to consider
Choosing the cabinets and the layout of your cabinets is the most difficult part of the kitchen design process, and once you’ve done that you can focus on the fun parts – decorative elements. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Hardware on cabinet face – Existing cabinetry can undergo a serious facelift by choosing more modern, sleek hardware; but you’ll also need to choose hardware if you replace all the cabinets. The hardware you choose should go with whatever design route you choose. For instance, modern kitchen cabinetry might look best with modern hardware choices, such as stainless steel.
- Customization – You always have the option to customize your kitchen cabinetry. Of course, this option is usually a little pricier, but it’s often worth the expense – especially if you plan on getting a lot of use out of your kitchen for the foreseeable future.
How we can help you
The kitchen remodeling experts here at Kitchen Emporium know how difficult the remodeling process can be for homeowners, which is why we make it a point to dedicate time helping our clients choose the right cabinets for their kitchen design. In the Southern California areas surrounding the San Fernando Valley, San Diego, and San Marcos, clients trust our expertise, but they also rely on our affordable pricing options. We frequently offer sale prices to clients on countertops, kitchen cabinetry, and we’ll even throw in a free 18-gauge sink. To learn more about our expertise and services, please feel free to look over our website or contact one of our helpful professionals directly.