Finding the ideal cabinets is essential when planning any kitchen remodel, with stock options often lacking the aesthetic that would fit perfectly within your home’s space. By contrast, customized designs offer greater customization for a more personalized feel in each area of the room.
Connector hardware for doors and drawers should also be given careful consideration, with high-quality hinges and slides being of paramount importance to ensure they don’t wear down over time.
Your journey into kitchen remodeling begins when it’s time to select cabinets. There are a wide range of options, styles and categories to consider each with their own distinct benefits and drawbacks.
Cabinets may be either framed or frameless in construction; what may be less well known is that cabinet frames may either be “inset” or “overlay,” with the latter featuring doors that sit atop their face frames.
Drawers and trays provide additional storage flexibility beyond traditional door mounting, offering easy access without the need for bending or squatting – particularly useful in lower cabinets. However, as drawers must clear the face-frame stile, they are typically two inches narrower than available cabinet interior space – something which could pose problems when it comes to taller items like pots and pans, plastic ware or baking/ cookie sheets – but make great additions for utensils or silverware storage purposes.
Cabinets aren’t just storage solutions; they also add to the overall aesthetic of any kitchen space. Cabinets help keep countertops organized while visually expanding space; additionally they add color, pattern and texture for added visual interest.
Wood cabinets are one of the most widely-used materials for cabinets, offering durable yet versatile options in terms of styles, finishes and colors. Some popular examples are maple, cherry, oak and birch cabinets crafted from this versatile material. Stained or painted options exist depending on what look is desired: Stained shows off its natural grain while colored finishes such as shellac, lacquer varnish or polyurethane can highlight its features, while painted cabinets simply cover everything up with paint in any hue of your choosing.
Other materials suitable for kitchen cabinets include stainless steel and aluminum, which tend to be more durable than wood while offering modern design appeal. Acrylic is also easy to maintain while its colors provide endless customization. Although more costly, acrylic has the benefit of being scratch-resistant.
No matter the material used to construct kitchen cabinets, it must be durable enough to withstand everyday use and abuse. Materials include solid wood, medium-density fibreboard (MDF) and plywood; each material offers its own set of advantages and disadvantages before making a definitive choice.
Solid natural wood cabinets are an excellent way to ensure durability. Not only can they be stained and painted to suit various styles, they are also extremely strong. Plus, these types of cabinets resist warping caused by changes in temperature and humidity levels!
Engineered plywood cabinets offer an affordable alternative to natural solid wood furniture, crafted with multiple thin veneer layers bonded together and glued together using adhesive glue for strength and stability. Plus, you can customize its look further by staining, painting or applying laminate to personalize its look!
Powder coating allows stainless steel cabinets to be customized by adding vibrant hues that give their surface depth and variety. Many companies even provide customized color matching services.
Solid wood cabinetry is sturdy and easily repaired if it gets scratched or dented, plus it ages gracefully and looks timeless in any kitchen. Due to changes in humidity levels, its dimensions may expand or contract slightly over time without warping.
Framed cabinetry features an attractive front frame that the door can either fit inside (inset) or sit atop (overlay), creating a traditional appearance while providing added strength and support.
Direct-to-consumer brands such as Form and Boxi provide consumers with access to an assortment of cabinet styles, basic measurements for your space and 18 weeks later your cabinets arrive assembled at your home – ready for installation either by you or an installer. This enables homeowners to control costs without compromising design options or customization possibilities.