There’s no doubt that one of the most important kitchen design decisions that you can make is to choose the layout and style of your kitchen cabinets. The craftsman-style home, built on a small 2,613 square-foot piece of land, has quartz countertops, bamboo floors, new kitchen cabinets, a large bedroom, one bathroom, and eight hundred square feet of living room space. The kitchen layout is easy to envision – the sink, range, stove, and refrigerator are all in the same spot, with enough room to move around in. To get an idea of what this type of kitchen looks like, check out some interior design pictures of log cabin homes or ranch houses.
Now that you have an idea of the layout, you’re ready to start your kitchen cabinet redesign, but how can you make the right choices? The first step you’ll need to take is to contact a few professionals, including flooring installers, kitchen cabinet designers, and cabinet refiners. Call each of the professionals and explain what you want from your kitchen cabinet project. You may be surprised at the ideas that professionals can come up with.
Once you’ve gathered the ideas that you and the professionals have brought up, you should compare your ideas and select a few that are the most promising. The three most popular materials for kitchen cabinet shelves are solid wood veneer, plywood, and laminate. Many people have an idea of which material they prefer, but sometimes the choice comes down to a matter of preference. Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons of each:
Solid Hardwood Veneer: One of the benefits of getting a kitchen cabinet made of solid hardwood is that the cost is often cheaper than a laminate or plywood cabinet. There is more durability in solid hardwoods as well. One drawback is that the drawers of solid hardwood cabinets are usually not very deep, compared to their countertops. Because of this issue, many homeowners choose to use a plywood or laminate drawer in lieu of a solid hardwood cabinet for greater storage space.
Laminate Veneer: laminate veneer kitchen cabinets are made from a photograph that is printed on an exterior laminate. Although you can also order these kits, it is more economical to have the laminating done professionally. There are a wide variety of designs available and most people like the contemporary look of laminate veneer. Some of these display cabinets have open shelf spaces to make it easier to locate items. Although there are some cons to this type of kitchen cabinets, such as its ability to withstand moisture, its low cost is a great factor for many people.
Plywood: Plywood kitchen cabinet doors are similar to veneer kitchen cabinet doors. They are available in various designs and are fairly inexpensive. These are also available in various wood species and timbers. Because they are available in such a wide variety, they have become quite popular with those who like to be environmentally conscious. One con to these types of doors is that they can be quite slippery due to the grooves in the wood.
Tall Cabinet: Many kitchen appliances today, such as the washer and dryer, require a large work surface to work properly, and these are usually placed in the center of the kitchen. If your kitchen is shaped like a “C” then chances are your wall cabinets would also be shaped like a “C”, and the worktop would be the largest part of the room. Although these types of worktops are available in various materials such as marble, limestone, granite, and wood, it is important to match the color of the worktop to the rest of the cabinets. Although they can be expensive, the installation cost will still be less than buying new kitchen cabinets.
Corner Cabinet: One of the most common shapes of the kitchen today is the corner. The corner cabinet is used in a number of different ways. Many people like to place them in the corner of the room. They also add a lot of style to an otherwise dull-looking room. A common use of a corner cabinet is to replace a standard base cabinet with one that does not have a back.