What to Consider When Buying Kitchen Cabinets

Buying a new cabinet for your kitchen is one of the most important decisions you will make as a homeowner. Kitchen cabinets are available in many different finishes and colours. The quality varies, and you don’t want to risk getting a cheap one just to save a bit of money. Consider investing in a high quality cabinet made of marble, wood, granite, or quartz.

Here are some things you’ll want to look for:

The design

Some cabinets are ideal for traditional kitchens, and some for modern kitchens. The wrong cabinet design will look out of place in your kitchen. Traditional kitchens are warm and inviting with rich woods and natural stone. When it comes to modern kitchens, think minimalist and streamlined. Go with an industrial look for your cabinets.  Colours range considerably depending on the material and finish. With so many options, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find a cabinet design that looks great in your kitchen.

The size

Do you want a single cabinet or double cabinet? The size of the cabinet should be relative to the size of the kitchen. You should also decide whether you need shelves or drawers.

Your budget

As mentioned above, you don’t want to end up with a cheaply built cabinet. It won’t last for long at all, and it’ll cost even more money to have it taken out and replaced. Think about how the removal and installation of cabinets affects the rest of the kitchen.

On the other hand, you might not have enough money for high-end cabinets, either.  The best thing to do is work with a company that will offer you a custom solution that works for your budget.

The sink

When replacing cabinets under the sink, make sure they are the correct fit. They need to match the colour and design as the countertop as well. If you have an under-mounted sink, it’s in your best interest to choose cabinets that are made out of water-resistant materials such as quartz. Many experts recommend choosing the countertop first, and then building around it.

Consultation services

If you don’t have a lot of knowledge or experience with kitchen renovations, it might save you money and time in the long run if you consult with professionals. Let an interior designer come in and look around your kitchen to evaluate your needs. Where should the cabinets be installed? What size should they be? What colour and material? How should they be installed? What about the countertop and sink? What kind of doors should the cabinets have? All of these questions need to be answered before you even begin shopping for kitchen cabinets.

Installation

Will you be able to install the kitchen cabinets yourself? Most homeowners have kitchen renovation professionals take care of the installation. You may be able to turn updates and repairs into a DIY project, but completely replacing or installing new cabinets can be complicated. One mistake can set you back a great deal. Depending on the size of the kitchen and the design of the cabinets, wall removal may be required.

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