Your cabinets take up a lot of visual space in your kitchen. What's more, cabinetry is often the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel, especially if you opt for custom cabinets. Therefore, the design of your cabinets is an important consideration for your remodel job. Choose cabinets with beautiful exteriors and customized interiors that facilitate your kitchen tasks.
Cabinets come in many different materials, though wood is the most common. Pine wood is one of the basic material options. However, it does tend to scratch and dent easily. Hardwoods can be a more expensive option, but they are also more durable. What's more, if you're staining rather than painting the cabinets, hardwoods such as oak and maple offer beautiful graining patterns. Cherry is another hardwood that offers gorgeous graining as well as a naturally warm finish.
At their most basic, cabinets are simply boxes. How you adorn them is part of what gives them character. Better Homes and Gardens describes a traditional kitchen with trim on the cabinetry. Not only do the doors feature trim, but the island and lower cabinets feature carved legs and crown molding. The cabinetry should be painted a neutral, light color so it doesn't dominate the kitchen décor. Indeed, if you want a shabby chic or farmhouse appeal in your kitchen, consider having contractors use distressed paint, which offers a time-worn appeal.
Even if you use light paint, cabinetry can dominate your kitchen's decor because of its mass. Therefore, a current trend in kitchen remodeling is replacing some of the wooden doors with glass-paneled ones. Not only does this open up the visual landscape, but the glass reflects light back into the kitchen. Single panels give a modern effect, while multiple panes of glass are more traditional. Using wire mesh for some of the door panels creates a charming country feel. If you want to obscure the contents of your cabinets, consider frosted or bubble glass. This still gives an airy feel to your cabinetry without putting everything inside on display.
Speaking of what's inside your cabinetry, customized storage will make your kitchen tasks so much easier. How you have your storage customized depends on your cooking habits and utensils. For instance, you could have deep drawers installed and further customized with a shallow insert. This allows you to store pots in the deep part and their lids in the shallow insert. You can also have the cabinetry customized so you can stash small appliances, such as the microwave or coffee maker.
Choose custom cabinetry that complements both your kitchen décor and your daily tasks. For more information, contact companies like Big John's Closeouts.