Whether you decide to build a home or remodel an existing one, a beautiful, functional kitchen is at the top of your wish list and, with it, new cabinetry. Unlike other pieces of furniture throughout your home, cabinets are the only items permanently affixed to your residence — they become an extension of your personality in terms of style, quality, and longevity. At Parada Kitchens & Bathrooms, we specialize in high quality and affordable custom cabinets and can design a solution that takes your vision from dreams to reality.
Things to Consider When Buying Custom Cabinets
Designing a new kitchen or remodelling an existing one is a major expense for most homeowners and is the single feature of any home that returns the most value in the long run. Because of the time most people spend in their kitchen — preparing and eating meals, entertaining family and friends, and other activities — it needs to be inviting, comforting, and stand the test of time related to style, features, and functionality. Custom cabinets are a big part of the equation. Like a modern kitchen, they need to be multi-purpose in design and how they are utilized.
Here are the top considerations when shopping for custom cabinets:
One of the first things any homeowner needs to consider with custom cabinets is the overall dimensions of the units, which often depends on factors like the size of the kitchen itself. Limited space may necessitate smaller or fewer cabinets, so plan accordingly.
- Build Materials
Custom cabinets may have a higher initial cost because they are typically made from solid hardwood and higher quality finishes. They are, however, more durable. There are three kinds of cabinetry to be aware of: Standard, which come in standard sizes and are made in a factory, ready for installation; Semi-Custom, also made in a factory, but with minor customization options in terms of size and styles; and true custom cabinets, which are made to order and unique for each customer.
At Parada Kitchens & Bathrooms, we help each customer select cabinet doors that not only fit the cabinet itself, but match or accentuate existing kitchen decor, such as paint, flooring, and appliances. Doors come in many styles as well as finishes to blend in with the rest of your kitchen.
- Hardware and Accessories
A great way to add style to any cabinetry is through hardware and accessories. Style-specific knobs and pulls is yet another way to inject your personality into your kitchen without further straining your budget. For instance, vintage knobs work great in a country style decor, while stainless steel are ideal in a contemporary kitchen.
The kinds of cabinets you choose also depend on the kitchen layout. Many customers choose their existing floor plan, which is the best way to get the most for their hard earned dollar. If you have a floor to ceiling cabinet but want something different, we can design a unit with pull out drawers for additional storage.
How the cabinets will be used is as important as the layout. If you have a small floor plan, our designers can help you optimize all available space for utensils, small appliances, recycling and food storage. Depending on your needs, innovative and energy efficient refrigerated drawers also can be integrated into your new cabinetry.
Finally, the number one factor is budget. As long as you have an idea of what you want, we can help design a functional and stylish kitchen to meet your budget — without spending even a penny more.