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Planning to Remodel Your Kitchen? Follow these 3 Pro Cabinet Buying Tips

by Donald Woods

Your kitchen cabinets play a crucial role in the overall appearance and functionality of your kitchen. They come in a wide array of materials, design and finishes and the material you choose determines how well they will serve you. Interior design experts always recommend choosing and installing the cabinets that strike the perfect balance between aesthetic appeal and functionality. 

If you are carrying out a kitchen renovation job and are wondering how to choose the best cabinets for your kitchen, here are three professional tips that always work.

Start With Choosing a Style

The first decision you have to make is the style of cabinets you want for your home. The two broad categories in the markets are frameless and framed cabinets. Framed cabinet designs have a box and a face frame. On the other hand, the frameless cabinets are simply drawers and doors attached to the cabinet's box. 

Cabinets with the frame are more rigid than those without, but certain design techniques strengthen the frameless cabinets. If you choose frameless, be ready to get cabinetry with thicker boxes. This will increase the area your cabinets occupy but by a small margin.

Come Up With a Budget

Kitchen cabinets will take up a huge percentage of the renovation budget. You have to establish a solid budget, whether doing a first-time installation or a replacement. The remodelling contractor can help you figure out what your money can afford you. 

Custom-made cabinets are usually the most costly in the market. The generic type you get from the home improvement store is cheaper. However, they also have limitations in styles and colours. Suppose you feel that you want some features personalised to blend with the rest of your interior décor. In that case, you can create a compromise between the custom-made and generic options by going for semi-custom cabinets.

Focus On the Features of the Cabinets

The finer details set the exceptional kitchen cabinets apart from everything else in the market. The cabinet doors and hinges are some of the basic features to consider. The advanced options to consider include pull-out trash cans, service stations and others.

You should choose the design that offers you the most striking features at an affordable rate. 

Other qualities that will make a difference include the colour and the material used to make the cabinets. Remember to focus on the current trends and pick what will fit in with your home style, but still make a style statement.