Kitchen Cabinets – How to Choose Your Style

Kitchen Cabinets San Francisco are the most commonly installed furniture present in most kitchens to store cooking equipment, food, and many glasses and dishes for extra table service. Other appliances like ovens, refrigerators, and dishwashers are also commonly integrated into kitchen cabinet architecture. It is a common misconception that kitchen cabinets need to be new all the time. New cabinets can be retrofitted to fit a variety of needs. Many things can be done to enhance the existing look and functionality of kitchen cabinets.

One of the most important things to consider when updating kitchen cabinets is the hardware used on them. Today’s manufacturers and distributors of kitchen cabinet hardware provide a range of drawers, knobs, pulls, and latches to match most kitchen cabinets’ styles. While this can make a big difference in price since all cabinet hardware is made to a similar standard, it may limit choices and prevent consumers from choosing designs and hardware that they enjoy. Some cabinet hardware manufacturers sell cabinet door sets at a more affordable rate than some of their more popular and well-known competitors, allowing consumers to get some of the same name brand names for a lesser cost. Hardware discounts are also available if consumers choose to buy multiple pieces instead of purchasing them all from one source.

Other changes to kitchen cabinets can come about by simply changing the layout of kitchens. Some kitchens have gone paperless because of various kitchen design trends that have emerged in the last few years. For those who prefer a paperless kitchen, opting to install wall mounted or under mount sinks instead of larger and more expensive pedestal sinks can be an easy way to open up floor space without having to change the cabinetry altogether. Wall mounted or under mount sinks are usually easier to clean because there is no need to replace the drawers or even the doors.

Many kitchens also have stainless steel or laminate countertops. While both materials are durable, the appearance of stainless steel can give a kitchen an industrial feel, while laminate can give a kitchen a natural, earthy look. Undermount or wall mounted sinks and stiles can help to create uniform kitchen cabinets by matching the color of the metal parts. There are other ways to create uniformity, such as by using identical stiles on each side of a sink and using identical door styles. Creating uniformity in the appearance of kitchen cabinets helps to ensure that the kitchen space is aesthetically appealing and that the appliances and furnishings within the space are not visually distracting.

A major change that many people choose to make when renovating kitchen cabinets is to upgrade to solid wood cabinets instead of particle board or pressed wood. Hardwood kitchen cabinets offer a great appearance and are often preferred over their composite or laminate counterparts. Solid wood cabinets offer a wide range of styling options including stains, colors, finishes, and patterns. The cost of solid wood cabinets is generally higher than pressed wood but they last longer and retain their original appearance for a much longer period of time. They are also more durable and difficult to break than pressed wood doors or particle board doors.

Other changes that people make to their kitchen cabinets include changing the knobs or pulls, or installing new doors or drawer fronts. Hardware options available to consumers include: built-in cabinet handles, custom drawer fronts, and under mount or drawer slides. Some built-in cabinet handles come with a pull. If you’re building a new kitchen, you may want to consider built-in drawer slides.

Other elements that affect your kitchen cabinets’ appearance may include the materials used to build them and/or the window that encompasses the finished cabinets. Framed and built-ins tend to look best when their backs are framed with wood rather than glass. For this reason, framed and frameless face-frame cabinets may be more popular than others. Additionally, the front faces and doors may need to have a wider radius than normal so that they don’t appear as if they’re sticking out from the rest of the face frame.

There are many different styles of kitchen cabinets. In terms of high-pressure laminate, you may have seen products referred to as “high-pressure painted” or “hexagonal smoked.” In terms of pressed wood, you can get these types of cabinets as well. To get started choosing the right kind of face-frame cabinet, you’ll want to do some research. Visit local home improvement stores, do some online shopping, talk with contractors and other individuals who might be able to help you make a decision.