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How To Choose The Best Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are probably the os underrated thing in your entire home. They are an integral aspect of your kitchen, yet often get overlooked in favor of appliances, tiles, and worktops. A beautiful kitchen can quickly become annoying if you don’t choose your cabinets wisely. Here’s how you should make your choice, by looking at a few key factors:

Cabinet Capacity

This refers to the amount of space inside the cabinets. You have to calculate how much you need based on what’s going in there. So, if you want to keep your crockery in a cabinet, it has to be big enough to hold all of it. Sometimes, cabinets can look big on the outside but have very little space on the inside. Be sure you take this into account when choosing your kitchen cabinets!

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Materials

Next, think about the materials your cabinet is made out of. This has dual importance! Firstly, the material has to be waterproof and well-equipped to deal with the usual happenings of a kitchen. If it can’t, you will likely end up with damaged cabinets very quickly. Secondly – and this links to the first point – the material should be easy to clean. If it isn’t, you’ll end up with stained and dirty cabinets that make your entire kitchen look bad. 

Price

The cost of each cabinet is so critical as it can drain your budget. In general, it makes sense to choose cabinets from the same supplier. This way, you can get an affordable kitchen base cabinet and pair it wth similarly affordable items. If you mix and match suppliers, you end up with a kitchen that looks like a patchwork quilt. You might love the design of one cabinet, but the price means you have to look elsewhere for others. This simply isn’t recommended, so don’t do it. Also, be wary of the price as it can impact your ability to buy other things for our kitchen!

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Opening Mechanism

How do the cabinets open? This is more important than you might think. You will most likely need different hinges on your cabinets depending on where they’re situated. Some may have to open one way, while others open another. It’s important to explore all the possible options to see which ones suit your kitchen design. In turn, this can prevent many issues from occurring. Mainly, it prevents instances where cabinets open onto one another. This usually happens on corner cabinets that open up and knock into the face of a nearby cabinet. Also, if you have a large cabinet with two doors, the opening mechanism needs to let you open both at the same time. Otherwise, you may be unable to get things in and out of the cabinet. It can get confusing, but your kitchen renovation architect should be able to help you with this. 

After considering these factors, you will be able to purchase the best kitchen cabinets for your home. Remember, all kitchens are different, so what works for one kitchen might not work for you! 

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6 Comments

  1. Tara L says:

    My parents deff. need updated kitchen cabinets they are so out of date like from 25 years ago LOL just haven’t had the money to fix them or what not.

  2. Antoinette M says:

    Thanks for the information! There are so many options to choose from.

  3. Debra Branigan says:

    Thanks for the overview. The task of redoing a kitchen is huge. You need all the help you can get.

  4. Marisela Zuniga says:

    These are great tips!

  5. Thanks for the info some time this year if I can save enough I want to redo my kitchen we just finished the bathroom it is a process one room at a time .

    1. Good luck! Kitchen redo is quite a task.

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