Every kitchen needs cabinets. Where else would one put the pots and pans, dishes, glasses and what not’s.
During a kitchen remodeling, homeowners usually spend majority of their budgets on the kitchen cabinets. Because they are a major investment, it is important to sort through all the available options. If your kitchen cabinets don’t need to be entirely replaced, there are some things that can be done. Instead of just ripping out the cabinets, it is advised to double check its condition. Maybe is just needs a bit of freshening up.
If your kitchen cabinet with its layout is still in excellent working shape then you can just have it repainted or stained. Another alternative is refacing which involves installing new veneers in the cabinet’s exterior and then replacing the doors and drawer fronts. Defacing is so much faster and cheaper than installing new kitchen cabinets.
If you do need to install new cabinets, would you prefer to use custom cabinets? Or will stock cabinets be okay? With custom cabinets, it is specifically built according to the specifications you would want regarding materials, finishes, designs and accessories. They are quite expensive compared to other types but are worth the price. There are also semi-custom cabinets that are made according to your requirements but are predetermined by the manufacturer. Stock cabinets are the least expensive among the 3 types of cabinets. They are pre-made and are usually available in standard sizes. Whatever kitchen cabinet type you choose, ensure that the quality of the hinges, doors, finish and drawers are top notch.
After you have considered the type of cabinets, the style and construction is next. There are framed cabinets as well as frameless ones. Framed cabinets are mostly used in traditional themed kitchens. It has a front frame where the door is attached.
The frameless styles are usually found in contemporary kitchens. Like its name denotes, it has no frames and there is open access to the interior.