Kitchen is one of the most important parts of a house and so it rightly demands some attention. While setting up your kitchen, there are number of things that need to be thought of like the color, type of chimney, overall designs and many other things. However the most nerve-wrecking decision is the type of cabinets you should install in the kitchen.
Cabinets play a vital role in the overall appearance and appeal of the kitchen. A cabinet can either make your kitchen or destroy it. So, here are some tips that will make it a little bit easy to make this decision.
Things to remember while choosing kitchen cabinets
Lessons from the past
Examine your old cabinet thoroughly and jot down the likes and dislikes about it. This will help settle some thoughts and a image will take shape in your mind of the new cabinet you want. On the basis of the likes and dislikes decide which cabinet will suit you the most. Now, something worth noting is that no cabinet will have all the likes of you so instead for something that does not exist just search for something that almost checks all the like boxes in the list.
Follow the design of your house
Choose such a design for cabinets that compliments the design of your house and kitchen. Using period cabinets are advisable when you have a antique design to your house or when classic look is required. For most of the house designs today the updated European style cabinets will work. They also give a modern touch to your contemporary kitchen. Nevertheless, whichever design you choose will help you narrow down your choices for the cabinets.
Space and size
Think about the stuff you are going to put in the cabinets, this will give you an idea for the amount of space you require and in turn will help you choose rightly. Cabinets are usually used for keeping frequently used stuff like spices, pulses etc. Also some lesser used stuff is kept in a cabinet.
So, decide what is going to be inside the cabinet and then choose accordingly. You can also go for a combination of large and small cabinets giving your kitchen a unique style.
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Appeal vs quality
Let’s face it, having a dream kitchen is always out of budget and the kitchens which magazines show are normally high end and can only be accomplished when an unlimited budget is there. So let’s be realistic, having cabinets with good aesthetic appeal will make your kitchen look good but the might lack on quality, but again having good quality means you have to compromise on appeal.
In this case the best option is to have a little from both the worlds. There are plenty of options available in a normal budget that offers good looks and fine quality.
Custom, semi or stock
Now cabinets which are stock means that they come completely furnished from the dealer and you cannot change it. Semi or semi-custom means that they are half finished and can be adjusted a little bit to your liking. Custom cabinets are completely the products of your imaginations.
You choose everything from the wood to the design and color. Semis are the best since they do not require doing heavy homework and are easily adjustable to your liking. Customs are good for people who love designing and are ready to do complete homework.