Cabinets are easily the most noticeable of features in a kitchen. If after reading that last sentence you thought to yourself, "Yikes, I need new kitchen cabinets" then you’re in the right place. Whether you just realized that you need new kitchen cabinets or have been planning on them for a long time, there are a few things to consider. Most certainly, everyone thinks about the style and color that new kitchen cabinets should be. Here, we want to talk about three considerations that are often forgotten.
Somewhere along the line, we acquired more kitchen utensils, pots and pans, dishes, and storage containers than we realized. Some nights, after washing the dishes finding a place to put everything is an unending nightmare. When shopping for new kitchen cabinets, look at the available space in your kitchen. Is there space where additional cabinets can be installed? If your existing cabinets were moved left or right, would there be room for another one? Use the opportunity of installing new cabinets to optimize the use of every inch in your kitchen.
On top of maximizing the storage space in your kitchen, it’s essential to decide how you want that space to be used. Do you have a lot of smaller kitchen utensils and a few larger pieces? If so, installing more drawers might be a plus. Would a lazy Susan in the corner make your life easier when looking for the only lid that fits the container you just filled? Do you need more cabinet space out of reach of your young children? Deciding how you want to organize your kitchen before installing new cabinets makes it much easier to organize it afterward.
Custom or Premade
Premade kitchen cabinets are ready to install right off the shelf. Although they come at a cheaper price point, stock cabinets will limit your ability to maximize your kitchen’s unique space. On the other hand, custom made cabinets are designed to integrate into your kitchen seamlessly. What’s more, custom cabinetry is built to match your specifications for size, style, and design, giving you more control over your kitchen’s final appearance.
Kitchen cabinets are not just a functional necessity; they’re also a major design element. Choosing new cabinets for your kitchen shouldn’t be the hardest decision you ever make, but it’s certainly worth some thought. Considering all the factors will help you ensure that you pick the right cabinets for your kitchen.