Kitchen Cabinets usually consume most of a budget during a kitchen remodel. Because Kitchen Cabinets are a major investment , you'll have to take time before starting kitchen remodeling and have to choose best available options and make choices with confidence. Following are some Major Steps to take before doing anything with your kitchen cabinets:
If you think your existing cabinets are in good condition, and it functions well, the most affordable option is to retaining or painting them. Another good alternative is refacing, involves installing a new veneer on the exterior of the cabinet box and replacing the doors and drawer fronts, and should be handled by a professional. The process is much faster than installing new cabinets because the cabinets remain intact and the work is done onsite. However, be gentle that when it comes to cabinets, doors and drawer fronts account for the greatest expense.
New and Improved:
If you think your Cabinets are in good working condition then take a Decision to change it. Now! The decision has been made to install new cabinets, but there are some questions or doubt you will be facing like. Are custom cabinets required, or will stock cabinets fit the bill? etc. Custom cabinets are built to exact specifications and offer endless options with regard to materials, designs, finishes and accessories. Choosing custom cabinets requires the longest lead time and is the most expensive route.
Semicustom cabinets are just that: semicustom. While the cabinets are made to the homeowner's size requirements, the manufacturer produces them in predetermined increments. Often a spacer may be needed to conceal unused wall space, and that sacrifices storage. The range of materials, designs, finishes and accessories will not be as broad with semicustom cabinets, but they cost less than fully custom cabinets.
Stock cabinets, which are the least expensive of new cabinet options, are premade and come in standard sizes. Though stock cabinets often get a bad rap in terms of quality of construction, there are many on the market that are made of solid wood.
Construction and Style:
Next, consider the construction type and door style. Framed cabinets, which are popular in traditional kitchens, have a front frame around the cabinet opening. The door attaches to the frame. Frameless, or European-style cabinets, have no front frame. The door attaches directly to the side of the cabinet. Frameless cabinets, which are often used in contemporary kitchens, offer an advantage over framed cabinets. Because there is no front frame, there is open access to the cabinet interior.
When it comes to door styles, there are several choices. Traditional-overlay doors cover some of the frame, full-overlay doors cover the entire cabinet frame and inset doors sit inside the cabinet frame.
After giving thought to the cabinets' exterior, turn some attention to their intended use and interior features.
As a finishing touch, add pulls, knobs and handles to cabinets. Hardware comes in a wide variety of styles at all price points and contributes to a truly customized look.