Choosing the right kitchen cabinet is the most important part of your kitchen remodel. There are many factors to contemplate when choosing kitchen cabinets. It can become overwhelming with all of the options available so listed below are the most important factors to focus on.
Kitchen Cabinet Material
This is probably an easy decision because solid wood is still the most popular choice for material. Some solid wood choices are red or white oak, hard maple, birch, ash, pine, or hickory. If solid wood is not your style you can opt for some non-traditional materials such as stainless steel, laminate, or thermafoil.
There are a few different ways to mount kitchen cabinets. Overlay is the most popular, where the door is installed over the cabinet case. There are two different styles of overlay to choose from, full overlay or regular overlay. The next choice for mounting is inset, where the cabinet doors are mounted flush inside the frame.
Cabinet Door Style
There are many different kitchen cabinet door styles to choose from. The doors you choose should complement your kitchen style. Slab cabinet doors that have no panels, accents, or contours and are mostly used in a contemporary kitchen. More traditional kitchen cabinet door choices are either flat-panel or raised panel.
If you choose solid wood for your kitchen cabinets you can leave them natural or they can be stained. Other more intricate options for your cabinets can be crackled, distressed, or glazed finishes.
The hardware you choose will drastically impact the look and feel, of not only your kitchen cabinets, but your kitchen as a whole. There are numerous types of hardware that can tie in the style of your kitchen, whether it is country, traditional, or contemporary. Fortunately if you are not happy with your hardware it is easy enough to swap it out and change the look of your kitchen quickly.
Choosing the right kitchen cabinets is a major decision in your remodel. Once you have made that important decision be sure to contact your local remodeler to install the cabinets properly