Kitchen Cabinets Did You Know
Did you know with kitchen cabinets your
choices are endless? Unlike cabinet makers of old with today's
technology and tools your dream cabinets can become a reality.
No longer are you chained to making only a few choices when it
comes to cabinet designs, the sky is the limit now! But, if you
are like me, you need a solid plan and advice before
purchasing. So read on for some entertaining and hopefully
enlightening tips on how to pick and choose the most wonderful
cabinets for your kitchen.
First things first. Okay before setting foot
out of your house go back into the kitchen and determine the
average size of your pots and pans. Either write this down, or
if you have a photographic memory, just make a mental note.
This gives you some idea on the size of the kitchen cabinets
Your kitchen theme. Kitchen cabinets have the
ability to tell a story, okay kind of corny but not bad for
just making it up so just bear with me. This story is usually
wrapped up in their style and theme. Consider carefully the
theme of your kitchen. While the style of the cabinets doesn't
have to be the same as your kitchen, they should at least be
related to the overall concept. French cabinets, as an example,
in a old style home can flow smoothly with proper
Cabinet wood - to be or not to be. Next
decide on the kind of wood you would like to have. Most modern
cabinets fo today have a large selection of wood and finishes
to choose from. Here are some of the most popular ones: Maple,
Oak, Cherry, Hickory, Birch and Popular. Some woods, depending
on how hard they are, create better cabinets than others. While
all woods have their strong and weak points, the ultimate
factor will be the cost and your budget.
The greatest cabinet shopping tips ever! Okay
maybe not but since I have got your attention here are some
very important ones.
A. Learn the lingo. Commonly referred to as
"cabinet-speak" here is some terms you should
Framed - These represent the traditional
Frameless - The doors cover the facings of
these cabinets which hides the frame.
Stock - Manufactured cabinets in standard
sizes. If you don't care about certain aspects and designs
these can be a great buy and save you money.
Semi-custom - These are stock cabinets big
brother. Still manufactured but with more custom options.
Discount kitchen cabinets can be found in this
Custom - Some of the most breathe taking and
expensive cabinets can be made at a local cabinet shop. These
are made to order with your exact requirements. If you have
special sizing needs this is the way to go.
B. Bringing a rough layout with you when
visiting a cabinet manufacture or a cabinet makers shop will
make the buying experience that much more enjoyable. And, just
trust me on this one, also bring your door measurements. Would
be a shame to have beautiful cabinets created for your kitchen
and not be able to get them through the door!
C. Little things to remember. Your standard
cabinets use solid wood for doors and fronts only. Expect to
pay more for studier varieties. If this is important point for
you shop around, surprisingly costs can very quite a bit. And
lastly the average building wait time is between 2 and 3
Well there you have it, hopefully some good
advice to help you concerning kitchen cabinets. Here's one last
tip I have found very helpful. If you are having trouble
deciding on the style of cabinets you would like do a search
for kitchen cabinets on the internet and you will find many
ideas to choose from.
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