The kitchen is one most essential spaces in a home, and there are so many decisions to make when selecting or kitchen cabinets and starting your project. Your design style, functionality, and budget will all play roles in what styles you choose for cabinets. You can try open shelving to hold everything needed without taking up too much countertop space (or islands). Or pantries with refrigerator doors flush against outer walls, barrels that have wine shelves inside them.
There’s also pullout storage below cabinetry where things stay out on display but are still accessible! And if money isn’t an issue, consider installing European-style designer kitchens with their shiny stainless steel surfaces.
When looking for the right cabinets, a few factors to consider. Let’s discuss the top 6 of them here. First and foremost is your budget – what will work with it?
A beautiful and functional kitchen is the perfect place to host family dinners. Whether you want a chef’s paradise or just some storage space, your dream home should have one! Before making any decisions about selecting a kitchen cabinets style that would work best for you (and YOUR LOVED ONES), make sure there are enough shelf units in stock and other cooking appliances like mixers and griddles. These items often need their unique spots, so don’t forget them when designing layout plans of how you will lay things out inside this area. You can get help with cabinetry/cabinet installation services from our designer team here at Elements KBF.
2. Cabinetry Style
The door style and cabinet finish will dictate the tone of your kitchen. Italian cabinetry is the way to go if you prefer clean lines, sumptuous materials, and designs built for homes or organizations. If you want traditional-looking cabinets, we suggest selecting ornate molding or glazing. It will give an extra detail that stands out from other traditional cabinets in its class.
For the best of both worlds in terms of style, without being too overbearing altogether, look at Shakerstyle Cabinets! They give off that perfect balance between detail and simplicity, making them great for any space type – transitional/clean-lined.
Finalizing your decision between a prefab or customized cabinets will significantly depend on your budget. Customized classic or modern kitchen cabinets cost much more per linear foot than stock or RTA cabinets. There is a significant price difference between the two, but you will also feel the contrast in quality. If your budget permits it, consider selecting custom kitchen cabinets explicitly made to fit where and how you want them placed on walls or floor stands for maximum storage space. A professional kitchen design firm will take a blueprint of your area and figure out all the best ways to maximize your new kitchen cabinets storage, style, and efficiency.
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4. Wood Selection
The selection of wood determines the durability, appearance, and life of the cabinets. Cherry, Maple, and Marine Plywood are mostly used, and all have their perks when it comes to durability; they each offer different strengths that will meet your needs in South Florida areas.
Maple has a lighter coloration, making it easier to look at eyesight over time while maintaining an attractive appearance due to its graining patterns. Plywood is engineered wood made under high pressure and suitable for high moisturizer areas.
5. Framed vs. Frameless
The traditional construction of an American cabinet is through frame-building. The face frame at the front will increase stability and strength for your door’s attachment. But more importantly, it helps provide support if anything goes wrong with that part of the installation process – like when something gets screwed too tight or missed! European frameless cabinets have no surrounding frames, which allows them to maintain a sleek modern style. They also provide better durability than their counterparts made by our friends across the ocean. However, some may say there can sometimes be disadvantages, depending on what you’re trying to achieve visually.
6. Colors Theme
The color story of your kitchen is an integral part of making it feel warm, comfortable, and spacious. Nobody wants a one-colored space – it’s boring! Your kitchen’s color story must be cohesive, even if it’s a simple one. Your color story is your kitchen’s color palette and how all hues marry together to make the space feel warm, comfortable, spacious, and stylish.
If you’re working with interior designers or kitchen designers, then talk to them about it, especially if they’ve got a color palette to style in mind. While cabinets are practical for storage, they hit the eye sooner than your walls, countertops, or flooring, so getting that balance of colors just right is essential.