The kitchen is the real heart of the house and the hub where people refuel, share stories of their day, catch up over coffee. And always seem to hang out in at parties – so it’s pretty important to create or design a kitchen space that you both love looking and feel comfortable in.
That may sound like a huge task to those who have no experience in this field, but it is much easier than it may seem at first. Let’s say you are looking to have some custom kitchen cabinets installed and you need to decide on the perfect design. There are few aspects you need to consider and make decisions about, but breaking them down into bite-sized pieces make the process fairly straightforward. Here’s how:
Choose The Best Material To Make The Cabinets
Solid wood sounds like an attractive and upmarket option, but it has a habit of expanding and contracting, which makes it a less practical choice. It’s much better to go for some form of an engineered wood product like plywood, or MDF (medium density). The exterior of your kitchen cabinets also needs to be perfect as they are! What you see day in day out, so be aware that different materials can lead to different finishing and décor options.
- MDF – this takes paint very well but as it is a grainless material staining is not possible.
- Plywood best for humid environments as it is less sensitive to moisture.
What Kind Of Look Do You Want For The Doors?
Classic design kitchen cabinets look beautiful with either flat or raised panel doors. Recessed style doors ted to have a pretty, decorative edge which adds extra interest to the aesthetic look. Kitchen cabinets can be finished with a clear, paint or stained finishes, either off the shelf or sometimes mixed to suit an individual customer. These can be applied with a glaze over stain, shaker style or with a distressed finish to best complement the overall look you have opted.
Don’t Overlook The Importance Of A Practical Kitchen Cabinet
Kitchen cabinets are not art installations. They need to look great, of course, but they also need to suit your needs, taste, and lifestyle. One of the considerable advantages to custom-designed kitchen cabinets is the opportunity to bypass ‘off the shelf’ options with vast spaces – much of which is wasted with dead air. Instead, you can choose to go for more practical designs, such as multi shelved cabinets at reachable heights. Pull out narrow cabinets which provide useful storage, or cabinets with built-in lazy Susans, and drawers with dividers or differently shaped interiors.
There are plenty of things to consider when deciding on a design for custom kitchen cabinets. But by taking your time, and getting the support and advice of the dedicated experts. The result of cabinets that you will love can be yours.