Singapore was once under the colonisation of Britain. If you
been to Singapore, area like Seletar, you will see big white
colonise houses. Normally, when come to renovation for these
houses, the owner would need to include new cabinetry.
Colonise houses often do not in-built cabinets, same as
older home; they commonly have inadequate or outdated
cabinets. Homes like these generally use furniture instead
of built in cabinets.
Enamel coated metal or plywood cabinets can still be found
in those old houses. Hence, during a
, those dated styles and inferior
materials will be replaced. Those kitchen cabinets normally
showed the aftermath of a chip in the thin coating of
“finish” on composition board or fibre board cabinet.
In Singapore, many Singaporeans before planning for kitchen
renovations, they will start by designing and planning their
new kitchen by choosing cabinets. Choosing kitchen cabinets
is not an easy task as there are many factors to consider;
hence it will be ideal to think about these matters early in
the planning process.
Cost and Budget
When selecting for a kitchen cabinets, your budget will be
an important consideration. Mostly kitchen cabinets will
cost about 50% of the total cost of kitchen renovations. If
your budget is around $50,000, you will have more options
than if your budget is $15,000.
Choosing of Materials
Selecting which kind of wood to make your kitchen cabinets
will be your first decision. Decisions like would you want a
natural finishes on the wood, or would you be comfortable
with a less expensive wood stained in the finish of an
expensive wood. For instance, do you prefer natural cherry
or will you be comfortable with another wood coated to look
like cherry? Differences in the cost will determine your
budget for kitchen renovations.
Finishes on the kitchen Cabinets
What kind of finish do you prefer on your kitchen cabinets?
Colour such as white or black? Do you prefer a wood finish
with natural, maple, walnut, oak, cherry or another wood?
Would you want a shiny finish or a dull/matte finish? All
these factors above need to be considered as your choice may
or may not affect your kitchen renovations plans.
Different type of Styles
In which particular style do you plan to design your new
kitchen? Will your kitchen be traditional, country or
contemporary? Will it have a distinctly American, Southern,
French, English, Old World or rustic flavor? Or, will you be
happier with a more eclectic style for your kitchen