Smart Tips for Setting up Kitchen Cabinetry
Kitchens have, since time immemorial, housed the hearth of the home, so to speak. Small wonder then, that the contemporary buyer is looking to own a designer kitchen which is highly functional, and is willing to pay a high price towards this end. The storage facility in a kitchen is a major factor in kitchen design besides appliances and other furniture. Cabinets have to be effective and attractive, and particularly high on the ergonomics quotient.
While installing kitchen cabinets for your kitchen, the top consideration is to ensure that you’re investing in high quality materials. Be mindful of the type of finish that is used — that the coating is compliant of the regulatory norms for the use of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as well as formaldehyde. Take into account the warranty period for various custom cabinet designs.
In case you choose to include face frames for your cabinets, take care to ensure that these are appended using durable joinery rather than simply hammering them on with nails. Also important is the material used in the body of the cabinet. If particleboard is used, then special care needs to be taken to have a good finish in order to prevent moisture and air bubble absorption as it is not very sturdy. You must ensure that the hinges of your custom-made cabinetry can be adjusted so that they open and close easily in every season.
It would also be worth your while to opt for a certified kitchen designer of good repute while ordering for kitchen storage. If you fall for attractively packaged deals just on account of how low the prices appear, you might as well kiss goodbye the value of your cabinets in the long run. Shortcuts and cheap material can easily be mixed in if you throw caution to the wind, and these could affect the durability of the finished product negatively. Moreover, if you got a pro to make your cabinets, you would acquire true value for your money in terms of design suitability based on your needs. This means that this design would mesh well with the overall kitchen and house design, as well as serve the purposes of the family or other users.
If you are designing your kitchen from scratch or remodeling it, plan it in a way that allows you to first have your kitchen cabinets designed before you purchase the appliances and other furniture. Cabinet design is critical in determining how to utilize space, and how large or small the appliances would then need to be — or how many chairs or bar stools it would hold, and where and how to place those. Remember that appliances, faucets, tiles, and even countertops are easier to replace than kitchen cabinets. And then, if you have the storage facility in place before everything else, you will never need to worry about what goes where. You will not have to get additional boxes and shelves fixed (DIY or otherwise) just to fit in the bric-a-brac.
Keep all this in mind and you will not have to look back once you have a sleek new kitchen in your home.