Sunday, October 31, 2010

How to Choose Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets Design

Selection of  Kitchen Cabinets for your new or remodeled kitchen is not a easy task. You have variety of options for wood, door style, design and many more. Cabinets can lift up to 70% of your kitchen's cost, so consider each and every thing when you are going to invest on Kitchen Cabinets.
Following are some instructions that you have to follow before doing anything with your Kitchen.

1) First determine your family lifestyle and their cooking habits. Now take a page and write down your needs and wants for your kitchen cabinets, as well as utensils, crockery accessories that will simplify and organize your kitchen activities.

2) Take some professional guidance-from kitchen designer, an architect, at a store or on the Internet to your best  possible style, design and component according to your budget.

3) Choose stock cabinets when cost is your priority. Stock Cabinets are available mostly every where in standard sizes, stock cabinets leave room in your budget for upgrades elsewhere. You'll find massive options but many popular styles, woods and accessories.

4) Spring for custom units if you need to fit exact dimensions. Top quality materials and Top-quality materials and labor skills and services increase the cost. Semicustom cabinets are also made to order, but their set widths may require inserts for a perfect fit.

5) Select the best possible wood under your budget and desired finish. Maple, oak and cherry are favorite hardwoods. Quality Cabinets are something that matches form piece to piece and furniture quality finishes.

6) Check over manufactured finishes such as laminate or  thermofoil. Both (laminate or  thermofoil) are easy to clean and less expensive than wood, but less durable. Ask about warranty covers and  typical repairs and check them physically. Examine a showroom sample that has been in use for a while to see how it wears.

7) Insist on Cabinets that can support heavy utensils, crockery cookware and withstand countless openings, bumps and spills. Drawers with dovetailed joints should stronger than stapled ones. Doors with fitted mortised corners are sturdier than noninterlocking butt joints. Also look for 3/4-inch-thick (2 cm) face frames.

8) Look inside Cabinets. Most stock and semi custom units use solid wood only for the outer frame, doors and drawers. Even high-end cabinets may contain particleboard or veneer covered plywood inside. Both are less likely to warp than solid wood, and can be stained or painted.

9) Look for drawers that extend completely and are dressed with self closing glides rated to hold 75 lb. (35 kg). Well made drawers boast 1/2 to 3/4-inch (1.2 to 2 cm) sides with dovetailed or doweled joints and a strong bottom that's glued into grooves. The strongest shelves are 3/4-inch (2 cm) plywood.

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