If you’re remodeling your kitchen, chances are you are also going to choose some new kitchen cabinets to go along with your kitchen’s new look. But when you’re in the middle of doing a complete kitchen remodel, picking the right kitchen cabinets can be a stressful task. This is because there are so many different styles, colours and materials to choose from. It can be easy to end up suffering from decision fatigue before you make any choices about what type of kitchen cabinets you want to get for your remodel.
Cabinet doors can be a statement piece in your kitchen. They are one of the first things people notice when coming into your kitchen, so they must make a positive impact. Will they be in the headlines of your kitchen remodel or do you want them to take a backseat to other features of your kitchen?
Aside from the style and design aspects of your cabinets, they also serve the important function of storage and organization for your whole kitchen. Thus,you will need to evaluate your needs and cooking habits thoroughly in order to decide on what kind of cabinets will best serve you and your family’s needs.
Here are some tips to help you along your way:
Make the decision to go custom or prefabricated
If you’ve got a flexible or large budget, going with custom cabinets is an awesome choice. Any professional kitchen designer will be able to blueprint your kitchen space and design all the best ways to maximize your storage space, style, and efficiency of your new kitchen cabinets.
You can get the perfect corner cabinets constructed and shaped perfectly to fit your unique kitchen walls, pull-out drawers slotted perfectly into convenient places, appliances nestled exactly where you want them. The options are truly limitless when it comes to designing your own custom cabinets. You will be able to build the perfect kitchen for the way you cook and use your kitchen.
Of course the main drawback of custom cabinets is that they are pretty expensive. On the other hand, going with premade cabinets can save you a good deal of money. If you’re not too picky, you can find the perfect prefabricated option for you as well. It ultimately depends on your budget and needs. If you still can’t decide, there’s nothing wrong with going with semi-custom cabinets where the price range falls in the middle.
Maximize storage space, especially in smaller kitchens
If you do a lot of cooking then you probably house a lot of appliances, utensils, goods and foodstuffs in your cabinets. If you have a smaller house or apartment, then you might struggle with finding a place for everything in your kitchen.
Because of this, it’s best to optimize every square inch that you have available for your cabinets. For example, kitchen drawers are becoming more and more popular in kitchen design because they help improve organization and let you store more things using the vertical space available.
For example, your standard cabinet is 3 feet high which might be under utilizing a lot of potential storage. Especially if there is a lot of empty space not being used at the top. In comparison, if you install drawers from the top to the bottom, you will be maximizing both the vertical and horizontal space.
Consider how you want your kitchen to be organized
If you love organizational hacks, tips and tricks then a cheeky kitchen remodel could be a really fun activity for you. On the other hand, you could be dreading it if you aren’t a natural clean freak. There are many different unique ways that you can make your kitchen more organized and customized the way you like it to store your appliances, utensils and food.
Decide if you want kitchen cabinets or drawers, or a mix of both
Older kitchens typically feature many cabinets in them but in more modern kitchens you will find the use of a lot of drawers instead. Many people will have a combination of both drawers and cabinets depending on their needs. As we said above, kitchen drawers are a great way to maximize storage space and enhance organization. But of course, there is one main drawback, and that is the fact that kitchen drawers are more expensive than just kitchen cabinets.
Consider the appliances that you use the most
There’s no point in planning for extra storage or cabinets if you won’t actually be using them. Your cabinets and drawers don’t need to be the whole focus of your kitchen. They should simply exist to help you make your kitchen a lot easier to use, not more difficult. If there are a lot of large appliances that need space on your counter, you should be planning your kitchen design around them so that they don’t take up a lot of valuable counter space.