Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Cabinets Parts And Accessories
By: Kevin Stith


The importance of kitchen cabinets lies in their utility in storing away your cutlery, fruits, vegetables, and the other accessories that make your cooking a unique experience. In fact, if you remodel your kitchen, you?ll find that the lion?s share of your budget will go in buying kitchen cabinets. Considering their expenses and their utility, you need to do a lot of research to get maximum returns for your investment. Added to this is the fact that these cabinets are going to be an integral part of your kitchen d?cor for years to come. Look around and you?ll find that kitchen cabinets can usually be classified in two broad categories, contemporary cabinets and traditional cabinets.

Opt for traditional designs if you want an old world charm feel about your kitchen. Their color and finish symbolize an English country flavor. You can choose from the standard colors that include the wine-dark cherry, the warm-brown sturdy oak, and honeyed pine. Most of these cabinets have ornate decorations such as raised panels, moldings, and trims usually applied in layers to give your kitchen a regal formal setting.

Unlike traditional cabinets, the main characteristic of contemporary cabinets is their stark, no-frills appearance. Their no-nonsense look is in tune with the times where leisure takes the back seat and everything is designed to make working simple.

The focus is on an uncluttered functioning that works well with glass shelves and stainless-steel sinks. While choosing between the two, keep in mind whether your home is a modern apartment or a century old house.

Once you have decided between the contemporary and traditional cabinets, it is very important that you check for the quality and craftsmanship of these pieces. As said, cabinets are usually long-time investments, and so you need to do a thorough check. Ensure that the wood is not damaged or cracked. Also, keep in mind that solid wood doors are longer lasting than veneers.

The best way to check out the drawers is to apply some pressure on the drawer bottoms to see if they bend. They will not if they are made of solid wood.

Also, remember to check out the door hinges, slides and runners. The drawers should have side-mounted slides as they allow you to pull the door all the way out.

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