Whether you are remodeling the entire kitchen or just making a few small improvements, the scope of the project probably includes some new cabinets. The cabinets are the centerpiece of your kitchen, but they also serve a very practical purpose, and the fact that you use them every day only adds to their importance.
At Distinctive Cabinetry, clients from Alamo, Lafayette, Morage and Orinda stop in our Walnut Creek showroom wondering what is the right cabinet for their remodel.
If you are planning to install new cabinets, you will need to consider a number of different factors, each one important in its own right. Here are some key things to think about as you plan your kitchen cabinet upgrade.
1) Real Wood Construction
Replacing the kitchen cabinets is a big job and one you will not be anxious to repeat. You might think that cheap cabinets will save you money, but if those cabinets are poor quality you might end up replacing them in just a few years, so always insist on real wood and exceptional workmanship.
The ease of installation is a key consideration when planning a cabinet replacement project. Many DIY’ers come to us after they’ve attempted to install the cabinets themeselves. By hiring a professional at the start, the installation is much simpler and ultimately reduces the number of hours you pay for someone fixing your work.
3) Quality Hardware
The quality of the wood and the workmanship are vital considerations, but so is the quality of the hardware. From the screws that hold the cabinets together to the drawer pulls and knobs that allow them to operate, every piece of hardware should be beautiful, functional, and easy to use. Distinctive Cabinetry only works with quality cabinet manufacturers. Regardless of the cabinet style: European, Modern, Transitional or Traditional, the products are top notch.
4) Soft and Silent Closure
Nothing disrupts quiet family time quite like the slamming of a cabinet door. Closing a cabinet door too quickly, even by accident, creates unwanted noise, and it reinforces the importance of choosing soft and silent closures. Many modern cabinets are designed with soft closures, making them easier to use in an already busy and noisy household.
5) Lots of Color Choices
The cabinets you choose should reflect your personal taste and style, and finding the right color match will be a vital part of your overall project planning. Choosing cabinets with a wide variety of color choices will make it easier to select the perfect fit for your home.
6) Built-in Storage Solutions
One of the most common reasons to replace kitchen cabinets is to gain more storage space, but expanding the physical space is not the only option. Built-in storage spaces can make very cabinet you choose more useful, so look for things like adjustable shelves, slots for storing frying pans, other small touches that will make a big difference day to day.
There are many good reasons to replace your kitchen cabinets, from gaining more storage space to improving the look of the kitchen to losing those unwanted creaks and clangs. As you embark on your project, it’s important to know what to look for, and insisting on the features listed above is a good place to start.
If you’re trying to find the right kitchen cabinets for your remodel or view the different material samples, stop by Distinctive Cabinetry. We help clients choose the perfect cabinets as well as deliver a professional and successful kitchen renovation to our customers.