Jul 18, 2019
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Kitchen Remodel is all about the Cabinets

Kitchen cabinet doors can add to the beauty of your kitchen. The appearance of your kitchen cabinets rests on the quality of your cabinets. You can therefore completely change the look of your kitchen simply by changing the doors of your kitchen cabinets. Good kitchen cabinet design is also important if you want to get the most storage use possible out of your available storage space, and this should also be the goal in the design of any kitchen.

Kitchen Cabinet Wood Types

Kitchen cabinets can be made from dozens of woods including Oak, Maple, Pine, Cherry, Hickory, Poplar, Alder and Birch. Hickory and Oak are the hardest and the heaviest. Cherry, Birch and Maple are considered to be well suited to cabinetry. Less expensive and more plentiful woods such as Alder and Poplar work best with glazed finishes used in creating an ‘antique’ look. Pine is a soft wood that can be more prone to dents and scratches.

There are three types of cabinet door shapes, slab, recessed panel, and raised panel.

There are many cabinet design styles to choose from. Four of the more common cabinet design styles are: traditional, country, shaker and contemporary.

Kitchen Cabinet Construction

Kitchen cabinets are generally constructed using a combination of these kinds of woods, as well as particleboard or plywood.

Some cabinet doors are made of solid wood, which is generally more expensive. Although solid wood and plywood kitchen cabinet doors are regarded a stronger and thicker, particleboard is considered less likely to expand.

When selecting kitchen cabinets it is a good ideas to start by defining your style. Will your kitchen design be more along the lines of a traditional look with raised panel doors and a lot of ornate molding? Or will it be more of a rustic look with knotty pine and more simple detailing?

There are three main types of kitchen cabinets. These include, in-stock kitchen cabinets, semi-stock kitchen cabinets, and custom kitchen cabinets.

While custom-cabinet doors are more expensive than the do-it-yourself variety, the advantage is that you are able to get exactly what you want at a very high level of craftsmanship. You can tailor the cabinets to the exact specifications and needs of your kitchen.

There are also several styles of cabinet doors that can be related to one or two of the overall design styles. Doors for a custom kitchen cabinet can be flat or frameless, raised, curved, simple, or carved.

James Mahoney is the author of many kitchen design articles and has a site about kitchen design ideas at Kitchen Designers Ideas.com. He also publishes a newletter on kitchen design.

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Jul 17, 2019
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Kitchen Cabinet Design

Cabinets are an integral part of the kitchen. Just as, the sofa or the TV is an integral part of the living room, the kitchen just can’t function without cabinets. Therefore, the design of the cabinets should also match with the grander scheme of the entire kitchen design. Many of the kitchen cabinet designs are traditional in their look while others are more contemporary. Choosing the right designs for your kitchen space requires evaluating your space, your requirements and then finally your aesthetic quotient.

Small kitchens generally do not do so good with a lot of cabinets since these things make the room smaller and, therefore, more claustrophobic. For small spaces, going for innovative designs such as racked cabinets or two way doors etcetera, would free up space while maintaining the storage capacity. In case of taller kitchens, having upper cabinets along with the lower ones is a terrific idea since you never know when the extra space can come handy. Basing your kitchen cabinet designs on the space available is of utmost importance.

The next thing to consider is your requirements. What are the items that you shall be storing in the cabinets shall dictate the percentage of various types of racks and holders that the cabinets shall bear. If you plan on keeping more plates and glass wear then racks would be needed, if you are interested, you can even get the sliding type of cabinets that will not only keep the dishes safe but also save space. Similarly, if you are looking for more storage space, then plain old cabinet designs would work best. Whatever your needs, you can accommodate it in many of the available kitchen cabinet designs.

The last consideration to include is the aesthetic value of the cabinets. After all, the cabinets will also contribute to the overall look of the kitchen, in fact, more than any other component. As such, the outer design must mix well with the background design and colour scheme. Sticking to traditional kitchen cabinet designs and colour schemes is always a wise decision since, such designs would help in selling the house in the future if required. People often get turned down looking at the kitchen of the house, if the cabinets are mismatched, if the walls are not of the right colour, if the cabinets are rusty or weak. Taking these considerations into mind staying with neutral colour choices for the kitchen area is a safe choice.

The type of knobs used, the wood used, the quality of the finish, all these things matter in the overall design. Although, these are just small part of the entire cabinet system, they, however, can stand out as sore thumbs if not done right. Kitchen Cabinet designs that consider this fact are generally the one that are chosen by most house owners because they appeal to the eye.

In the end, once you have settled on a particular kitchen cabinet design, you either choose to buy them prefabricated or employ an agency to make them for you. In fact, with a little research, you can also make the cabinet designs yourself.

Experienced kitchen cabinet design can help get more out of the space you have in your kitchen. Examples of this can be seen on the following kitchens melbourne website.

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Jul 15, 2019
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Lake Norman Cabinets

Whenever you need to make a major purchase if you are budget-conscious — by choice or by necessity, the best (I would say, only) place to start is by accumulating as much information as you can about the available possibilities. When buying cabinets, an extremely important consideration is to be sure that the measurements you are working with of the involved area(s) are accurate. You certainly do not want to learn too late that your cabinet choices and/or the resulting layout of them might have better met your needs.

In straight-run base-cabinets, one consideration that should be a priority is, if at all possible, to include “roll-outs” (variably called roll-out shelves, trays, etc.) factory-installed inside them; this is because “roll-outs” provide much better accessibility to items stored there (but, if your budget will only allow one roll-out per cabinet, be sure to place it on the cabinet’s bottom level). But, in case you happen to not be replacing perfectly fine base cabinets which do not have “roll-outs”, all is not lost; that advantage can be added later via “inserts”. And, if you are then unable to find “inserts” from a manufacturer, they can be self-built and installed.

If you are remodeling your kitchen (or building anew), you may need to choose a corner cabinet although not all kitchens need them.For example, a “galley” kitchen is called that because the walls (holding cabinets and appliances) that make up the kitchen face each other and, therefore, preclude the need for corner cabinets. Another possible arrangement in this vein would be an “L-shaped” kitchen with a straight-run of cabinets along one wall and another straight-run of cabinets on a wall that is perpendicular to it but separated from it by a doorway or floor-to-ceiling window. Cabinets installed in a straight run do not pose the variety of choices that corner cabinets do; therefore, if your new kitchen, bathroom, or office needs a corner cabinet, having a list of the types of corner cabinets currently available should help you make an educated choice in their shape and size.

Beginning with base corner cabinets, we have: (1) the symmetrical easy reach — this cabinet is the same length on each side of the corner and contains either shelves along its rear walls or a carousel with shelves “pie-cut” to accommodate the doors (a center hinge allows opening either the first door or both); (2) the asymmetircal easy reach — this cabinet is a little shorter on one leg (if it includes a carousel, that diameter will be the length of the cabinet’s shorter leg); (3) the revolving — this cabinet is like cabinet #1 but its doors revolve with the carousel shelves; (4) the diagonal-front — this cabinet allows a full-circle carousel; and (5) the blind — this cabinet looks like a straight-run cabinet but it extends into the corner along the side of an adjoining cabinet, structure, or appliance thus making its “buried” shelves accessible only from the front door (to allow better use of the “blind” corner cabinet, some manufacturers have cleverly created a cabinet with a first section which, on opening the door, pulls out and pivots to the side to expose roll-out trays which can then move forward to present their contents). Finally, there is a sink base corner cabinet that can be either an “L-shaped” cabinet to hold a butterfly sink or a diagonal-front cabinet with a regular straight-line sink — a caveat whenever a corner sink cabinet is used: be sure that adequate standing area (for loading and unloading the dishwasher) is created by placing a 12-inch wide regular cabinet between the dishwasher and the corner cabinet’s side.

Wall corner cabinets include: (1) the diagonal-front — this cabinet has a modified pentagon shape (this is the one most frequently chosen for this position); (2) the easy reach — this cabinet appears to be two adjoining wall cabinets (it has a center hinge to allow opening the first door or both and allows direct access to the contents on the shelves); and the blind — half of this cabinet is buried in the corner itself and can be accessed only by the front door of the cabinet — this cabinet is the unfortunate choice in instances where structure or an appliance allows no other option.

In conclusion then, when choosing cabinets in general and wall or base corner cabinets in particular, your best choices will depend on the size and shape of available space, your budget and the items that you plan to store there. Additionally, you really should make every effort to: (a) be as fully informed as possible about your cabinet options and (b) carefully review all of your decisions before ordering any cabinets — whether or not you have bottomless pockets.

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