Why Are Kitchen Cabinets an Important Part of Your Home Design?

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For most homeowners and even renters, having a kitchen that is both functional and attractive is a dream come true. It’s not so much about how kitchens seem on the surface as it is about how smart design choices can completely transform the look and feel of your space. Because design has an impact on everything, this includes the purpose and functionality of your kitchen. In this blog, we’ll look at one of the most important aspects of any modern kitchen: cabinets. People can’t afford enormous cellars and pantries in their homes, and they’re no longer necessary. Adequate storage space is required. Cabinets provide this service.

The benefits of having kitchen cabinets

Storage and Organization

In addition to this very obvious function of cabinets, the fact is that cabinets also provide useful storage space. They're a brilliant method of repurposing existing areas, such as those under your counter and stove, to be hung on walls rather than as a stand-alone feature. This provides a lot of space without making you feel claustrophobic or overcrowded. Cabinets with numerous shelves allow you to store more non-perishable items such as spices, cutlery, crockery, jars, and other such items. Kitchen cabinets can also be equipped with drawers for increased storage. It all depends on how you personalize and put them up. Cabinets make it easy to declutter your life and clean your kitchen.

Aesthetics

Beautifully finished cabinets, such as the custom kitchen cabinets we provide, may completely transform the look of your kitchen. Simple cabinet veneers and door replacements can make a big difference, even if you're not doing extensive remodeling. To achieve that flawlessly modern, effortless look, simply replace your old, damaged, and creaking doors with sleek metal cabinet doors. Because cabinets make up such a large portion of your kitchen, every renovation project should prioritize them. Don't be afraid to invest in the correct cabinet, both internally and outwardly, and to experiment with different budget-friendly options, even if they're as basic as custom veneers on the outside and dividers on the inside.

Quality

The longevity of your cabinets is determined by their quality. When renovating or replacing, it's tempting to save money and pinch pennies, but keep in mind that this is not the same as buying inexpensive shoes. You may wear those shoes a few times before breaking them and discarding them, but kitchen cabinets will be utilized on a daily basis for many years. Don't just look for a fast fix when it comes to design; invest in it.

Frequently Asked Questions about New Kitchen Cabinets

The following are some of the most common questions people have about kitchen cabinets and how they look.

What is the greatest cabinet brand to buy?

Although selecting a reputable manufacturer is critical, your final cabinet choice will be determined more by your personal vision, taste, and budget than by the brand name. If you fall in love with cabinets in a certain material, finish, or door design that is out of your price range or unavailable in your layout, we can help you discover something similar. Cabinets are furniture pieces that are meant to last a long time. It's critical to pick a look that will work now and in the future.

When it comes to cabinet building, what should I look for?

Cabinet and drawer box construction refers to the casing in which the drawers and doors are mounted, and it is made up of two sides, a back, a floor, and, in the case of hanging wall cabinets, a top. A face frame surrounds the inset drawers and doors in traditional cabinets. To make frameless or European-style cabinets, the doors and drawers aren't attached to the cabinet frame.

Frameless cabinets must have walls, tops, and floors that are at least 5/8- to 3/4-inch thick to avoid bowing and are typically built of high-density furniture board or plywood to meet ANSI specifications. Framed cabinets should include 1/4-, 3/8-, or 1/2-inch fiberboard or plywood panels, as well as a 3/4-inch thick face frame to hold drawers and doors.

The overall thickness of the panels is determined by the materials and types of fasteners used in their manufacture. If you require additional information, contact a consultant.

Isn't it true that plywood cabinets are superior?

Plywood and furniture boards both have advantages and disadvantages. Plywood is made up of multiple thin sheets of wood that have been bonded together and is more resistant to water than furniture board. Plywood, on the other hand, is a termite's favorite food, whereas furniture board is not.

Solid wood frame and plywood panel cabinets are normally more expensive than HDF cabinets, but they are also more durable and last longer.

How about the drawers?

Drawers that are rabbited together and then glued and pinned are common in entry-level cabinets, although they are prone to warping and sticking. Drawers with dovetailed joints, where the floor is recessed into the frame on all four sides, and under-mount glides for support, are more durable and can bear larger loads. Cabinet construction using dovetail joints is becoming increasingly common.

Why are there so many pricing variations?

Most of the difference in cabinet prices is because there are so many different types of materials, finishes, and doors to choose from.

Upgrades from furniture board to solid wood typically add around 15% to the overall cost of the kitchen, while enhanced drawers and hardware might add $30 to $40 for each drawer. Full overlay doors are more expensive than standard overlay doors, white oak doors are less expensive than cherry doors. Flat panels are less expensive than raised panels, and full overlay doors are less expensive than standard overlay doors.

What about accessories that help my kitchen function properly?

The quantity of accessories you can add to your kitchen makeover is determined by the size and layout of your kitchen, and entry-level cabinet lines typically have fewer options for embellishing the kitchen. Before you add convenience accessories, keep in mind that while they can be beneficial, they usually require a reduction in available storage space.

Is it possible for me to at least install my own cabinets? I'd be able to save some money if I did that.

Do-it-yourself installation might be a cost-effective option for minor tasks. Larger projects, on the other hand, necessitate a significant initial investment. Any damage or faults that occur during installation are not the responsibility of the cabinet supplier. Another factor to consider is the installation's intricacy. Keep in mind that slight adjustments may be required during installation owing to construction variances. The key to making this decision is to understand the dangers and benefits of do-it-yourself installation.

What should I be on the lookout for?

Be wary of salespeople who make promises without first learning about the project. A professional designer will inquire as to why you are replacing your kitchen, what you want the end product to look like, how you intend to utilize the area, and how much time and money you are willing to commit. If a designer does not ask these questions, he is solely focused on addressing his own requirements.

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Ms Sachie Cheng

Content Writer | Home Decor | Renovation Specialist

With a penchant for avant garde furniture, this author writes about everything related to lifestyle, home and living.