Upgrading the cabinets in your kitchen can improve the looks dramatically. If you yearn to do a full-scale kitchen remodel but don’t feel you have either the financial resources or time to commit to it, consider starting by upgrading your cabinets. You’ll be amazed and pleased with what a difference new cabinets can make.
In the arena of cabinets, there are several options. For the budget-minded, a simple refacing of your existing cabinets may be all you need to do to bring fresh life to your kitchen. The next step up from refacing is replacing the cabinets. How to decide which will work best for you? The first thing to do is to take a good long look at your existing cabinets. If you are happy with the way they are situated and their basic functionality but want an updated look, then refacing may be a good option for you. It can save you a considerable amount of money and still give you the feel of a complete kitchen remodel. Cabinet refacers will come to your home, take the doors off your existing cabinets, and replace them along with all the hardware. Cabinet refacing combined with new appliances or perhaps new countertops or flooring can be an inexpensive alternative to a full kitchen remodel.
For people who decide to go for new kitchen cabinets, many beautiful options exist. Consider how functional your current cupboards are and if you want a new configuration of cabinets, or simply to replace the ones you have. Bear in mind that designers and remodelers are constantly coming up with space-conscious ways of creating cabinets that will turn your kitchen into a more efficient and inviting workspace. Contemporary kitchens not only look gorgeous, but they are the height of functionality also. Do you need space for all those tall cereal boxes your kids love to eat? Or a recycling bin? Is there any room in your kitchen for a pantry? Walk around your current kitchen and pull open the doors of all your cabinets. Think about what works and what doesn’t, and how you can organize your space to make it more functional.
Once you’ve decided you want to go for broke and replace your current cabinets, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful options you have available to you. Your first choice is going to center around wood. Do you want maple, oak, or cherry? How about birch or linden? Or perhaps you want a clean, modern look for your cabinets, in which case you might want to look into laminates or glass-fronted cupboards. Next, you’ll need to decide on a door shape for your cabinets. You can have square doors or arched ones; you can choose doors with a recessed design, or a raised panel, or a very simple, unadorned door. The options are endless. You’ll also want to choose a finish. Various colors and glazes can be applied to whichever door you’ve chosen, creating an endless variety of looks for your cabinets.
A little research and some thought about what you need will combine to help you come up with the best cabinets for your kitchen remodel. You’ll be thrilled with the difference new cabinets can make.