Remodeling the kitchen brings with it a myriad of considerations and challenges, none more pressing perhaps than your choice of kitchen cabinet storage. This component of the room is probably the most important since your cabinets take up so much real estate on the walls. After all, when you walk into your kitchen what’s the first thing you see? The cabinets.
So as you set about mounting a remodel of your kitchen, you need to give long, careful thought to the right cabinetry and how to get it. Let’s take a look at the many factors you want to keep in mind before you get to work:
To Buy New Or Refinish?
You should think about how much time and money you have to devote to this project because it will go a long way towards helping you find the right cabinetry for your remodel. You may decide to install a whole new set of kitchen cabinets or hire a professional cabinet refinishing service to refinish the cabinets that you already have installed.
Either option can be significant in helping to refurbish and renew your kitchen, but this choice has a lot to do with the condition of your current cabinetry.
If you go down the road of refinishing, then you need to conduct a full inspection of the cabinets from head to toe. That means checking for any damage that might interfere with the standard functionality of the cabinetry. Do the doors and drawers open and shut properly? Are the boxes intact or have they been fractured or displaying other forms of damage?
Unless your cabinets are in tip-top shape, you need to repair the problems that exist before you start the refinishing process. There’s no sense in refinishing a cabinet that is in disrepair. You may just end up replacing it anyway in a few months and you would be wasting time and money.
So you’ve decided to put in brand new cabinetry. Now is the time to go shopping around for the look, functionality, and price you really want. But as you explore your options, look for options that have been given a certification from the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. The KCMA has specific criteria that must be met for any cabinetry product to be endorsed by the organization and become certified.
But while the KCMA certification is a great place to start, don’t rely solely on that approval to make your choice for new cabinets in your kitchen.
Matching The Décor
Sure you want a cabinetry option that offers plenty of modern features and updates, but you also want to be sure that your new storage matches or at least complements the current interior décor design of your kitchen. You should also consider the size of your kitchen when selecting a color or shade of stain for the cabinets.
Smaller kitchens do better with lighter colors as these can make the kitchen seem bigger. Darker cabinets are excellent for providing contrast. Your aesthetics are important, especially for the kitchen as it’s the most popular room in the house.