The cabinets you have in your kitchen can make or break the entire room. The finish can drastically change how the room feels while the design is essential to creating more storage. It is important to note that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to get great-looking cabinets that will provide you with years of storage and service.
Choosing new cabinets is exciting and there are so many options to choose from that it can feel overwhelming. The first order of business is to decide what your budget is. Shopping within those budget constraints can help prevent frustration over not being able to afford something else.
Things to Avoid
The next order of business is to decide what it is you don’t like about your existing cabinets. Do you wish there was more headroom above the counters for preparing meals? Have you always hated deep bottom cabinets where things get lost in the back? Make a list of the things you don’t like about the kitchen cabinets that are leaving so you can be sure to avoid those items in the new set.
Think About what you Love
Visit your friend’s homes, showrooms and troll the Internet to learn what is available. Check out the options and think about what you love. Do you want a small storage space under the sink for sponges? If you hate bending down for those large cabinets then a set that features wonderful, deep drawers in the lower cabinets might be the way to go. Do you have an awkward corner that could use a specialty cabinet with a lazy susan? This is the perfect time to add bread boxes or glass front cabinets if that is what you love.
The Style of Your Home
When you go shopping for cabinets, be sure to take into account the overall style of your home. To put sharp contemporary cabinets in a home that is country chic from the front door to the patio can create a jarring transition that you will never be truly comfortable with. Try to match the style of the kitchen to the style in the rest of your home.
Once you have your budget and your wish list along with your listing of things you don’t want, you are ready to begin viewing cabinets. The color and pattern should work nicely with the rest of your home and they should be something that you love and will be able to continue enjoying for many years to come. Whether you are choosing HomeCrest, Century, Grabill or Brighton cabinets, you are certain to find the exact items you are looking for.