If you were to survey homeowners and ask them what really annoyed them the most in their home, a great many of them would tell you it is their kitchen cabinets that are their biggest problem.
Perhaps they are a horrible shade of green, the doors are falling off or they are just too small to organize properly. People find all kinds of things to hate about their kitchen cabinets.
It is little surprise then that replacing the kitchen cupboards is a priority on many homeowners to do lists, even if they are not up for a full kitchen remodel just yet.
The cabinets in a kitchen are the first thing someone really notices when they walk into the room. Aesthetic appeal is, of course, very important and there are so many kitchen cabinet options to choose from it can be bewildering, to say the least, to try to make a choice between them all.
From the traditional classic beauty of custom made wood kitchen cabinets in maple, oak, hickory and more through the function and style of Thermofoil/Melamine stock cabinetry in a myriad of styles and finishes. Even stainless steel is finding its way into the world of kitchen cabinetry these days, further complicating the homeowner’s final decision.
Style considerations aside, kitchen cabinets also need to be functional. How many times have you had a stack of pots and pans fall on you (or your foot) because your kitchen cabinets have no organizational system at all other than closing the door and hoping for the best. When choosing new kitchen cabinets this, too, is a big issue to take into consideration.
Imagine for a moment how great it would be if your kitchen had one big cabinet with all the drawers and shelf space you need to organize all those tins and boxes in a snap so that finding the ingredients for dinner was not a ten minute adventure. Or you had a mini pantry to store all your spices and sauces close at hand? All of these features and more are available today and, for many people, once they have these kinds of kitchen cabinet installed in their homes, they can hardly believe they ever survived without them.
Whether you are considering custom or stock cabinets, taking the time to find models that offer function as well as style may take a little longer than you thought, as there are so many options to choose from, but it really will be well worth the extra effort.
Do not be afraid to ask your kitchen remodeling contractor for suggestions either, as they may have come across a cabinet style you were unaware of. If you don’t have a kitchen remodeling professional lined up to install your new kitchen cabinets you may want to consider finding one.
Correctly installing new cabinetry anywhere in the home is trickier than it looks on TV and what is the use of that great new kitchen cabinet with the built in shelving and great glass fronting if it comes crashing down one day because it was improperly installed?