The kitchen is without doubt one of the most important rooms in the standard home and kitchen cabinets are one of the most important features in that room. Considering that fact, it’s fairly safe to say that the choice you make when buying new kitchen cabinets is therefore quite pivotal to the day to day running of your home. Having helped to guide many homeowners across Toronto through this process over the last 25 years, we’re very confident in our ability to match the right cabinets to each client’s requirements and during this article we’re going to share a few of our top tips with you.
Making Sure That You Select the Right Kitchen Cabinets for Your Home
If you’ve been involved in a kitchen remodeling project before you’ll probably already know just how much variation there is when it comes to kitchen cabinets. But for those of you that are relative newcomers to this process, here are some of the main things to focus on:
• The Material – The material that you select can have some fairly significant implications in terms of how long your new cabinets ultimately last and how well they integrate into the overall design theme that you select for your kitchen. Traditional hardwoods are still a popular choice and can be used to create a more classic aesthetic, although alternative materials and the use of metals , such as aluminum, and glass is becoming popular and generates a more modern look and feel.
• Custom Cabinets? – One of the main choices you’ll have to make when selecting your new kitchen cabinets is whether to opt for custom cabinets or a stock option. The latter is nearly always cheaper and available in a limited range of designs, colours and finishes, while the custom option offers you a greater degree of control over the end product but is more expensive.
• Framed or Frameless? – One of the other major questions that you will need to answer on your quest to find the perfect kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen is whether you want a framed or frameless design. As the name suggests, with frameless cabinets you can’t see the frame of the cabinet behind the door, which sits directly over the top of the cabinet’s opening. This type of design is considered more modern and allows for easier access to the items stored in the cabinet, but does usually cost more.
• Select Suitable Hardware – Often overlooked and only decided on at the last minute, the hardware can have a considerable influence on the overall visual appeal of your new kitchen cabinets.
Hardware has the ability to change the appearance of your cabinet, but it also needs to be able to stand up to the stresses and strains of daily use, otherwise you could find yourself needing repairs or, worse still, replacement much sooner than expected.
For further assistance or advice when choosing new kitchen cabinets, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team at Parada kitchens & Bathroom on 416-762-3500.