Kitchen Remodeling Doesn’t Have To Be Hard Think Cabinets
Are you looking for more storage space or an updated look in your kitchen? You’re not alone–over seven and a half million homeowners will start kitchen remodeling and looking at a new kitchen design in one year. One of the best things to target in your remodeling (other than appliances and counter tops) is custom cabinetry design. Custom cabinetry design can allow your home to feel more personalized and polished, as well as exactly fit your needs for storage. If you hire a professional designer, they can bring your style vision to life with efficiency, as well as help schedule contractors and installers in an orderly manner. Plus, they may have ingenious ideas for crafty ways to add more storage to your kitchen!
What Steps Should I Take?
- Don’t Be Afraid To Take Your Time The National Kitchen and Bath Association (also known as the NKBA) suggests evaluating and planning for up to six months before you start remodeling. You don’t want to get halfway remodeling kitchen cabinets, for example, only to realize you hate them, and want to stat over. Planning and evaluating will probably also help you save money–by looking around and not being hasty, you can find the best prices for the elements you want in your new kitchen.
- Don’t Be Shy About Getting Rid of the Old
If you’re thinking about salvaging existing parts of your kitchen, really look at the quality of those parts. For example, if your current cabinets are in bad shape or have water damage, it’s not worth it to re-face them. You’d have to fix them first and then re-face them–more money and time, when you could just replace them in the first place.
- Talk To A Professional
A design professional may be able to come up with the perfect custom cabinetry design that maximizes space and exudes style. Additionally, he or she may be able to steer you towards the right kind of products, like certified cabinets. These types of cabinets can be exposed to humidity, extreme temperatures (from -5 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit), and exposure to getting sprayed with the typical things found in kitchens that often stain: vinegar, lemon, fruit juices, ketchup, coffee etc., without staining, blistering, or being damaged in other ways.
What Main Types of Cabinets Are Out There?
You’ll find base cabinets on the floor and in a kitchen usually have some kind of countertop set over them as well. Wall cabinets are built into your walls and often sit above a stove or countertop. Tall cabinets also usually rest on the ground and are ideal for storing things like cleaning supplies, vacuums, brooms, etc.
You’ll also want to consider what sort of cabinet you want to install: ready to assemble (often found in stores like IKEA), stock (think cabinets at Walmart), semi-custom, or custom. Each one will have a different installation fee and depending on your need, you may prefer custom over ready to assemble, for example. However, if you have a generic space that doesn’t have too many odd angles or spaces, a ready to assemble or stock cabinet may be perfect in your home.
Give your kitchen an easy facelift and increase storage by investing in new cabinets today!