Cabinets are one of the most important aspects of your kitchen renovation and rightly so—the bulk of your kitchen items are stored in your cabinets. They’re also such powerful design statements as they occupy a large amount of space in your kitchen, thus playing an important role in determining the look and feel of your kitchen. Simply put, they can make or break your kitchen, this is why buying cabinets for your kitchen is one of the most critical processes in your kitchen renovation or initial design.
Based on their manufacturer, kitchen cabinets are available in three unique types which include:
These types of cabinets are mass-produced and come as “already-made.” They can either be ready-to-assemble (RTA) or already assembled and they’re hands down the easiest and most affordable way to bring your dream kitchen to life. The downside is that they might not offer you a lot of options as they’re limited in terms of style, size, materials, colors, etc.
These are stock cabinets, but with extra details that help you customize them to suit your style better. You can add in more decorations, change the finish and dimensions and also tailor the depth of the cabinet to your needs.
These types of cabinets are built specifically to your needs with the material, color, size, and finish of your choice. This involves having a designer assess your space and style to create the perfect kitchen for you.
Things To Consider When Buying Cabinets
Durability and Functionality
These are critical factors that must come into play when choosing a cabinet. When choosing a cabinet, you just don’t want to go for looks, you should also consider how durable and functional the cabinet will be to your needs. This is where you assess or choose the type of material, cabinet style (whether framed or unframed), type of doors, shelves, etc, to ensure that they meet your needs in terms of functionality and style.
Don’t forget to set a budget before you begin exploring. Consider your intentions for the home and set a budget accordingly.
Your Style and Preference
The kitchen cabinet you choose will define the overall look and feel of your kitchen. This is why you should work with a designer who will show you all the possible styles and designs so you can make a choice that suits your style and vibe.
Another important factor to consider is the size of the cabinet. Consider what sizes you need to hold your gadgets, cookware, supplies, etc.