Selecting a cabinet is quite a big decision you will make for your kitchen, as
not only will it have an impact on how your kitchen looks, but also on your
budget. They are the first thing anyone is likely to notice when they enter your
kitchen and thus has the power to create a right or wrong impact. However, with
the myriad choices available in the market selecting the right cabinet for your
kitchen can seem to be a very tedious task. However, given below is a list of
questions, which if you ask yourself, the process of selecting the best cabinet
is sure going to be a lot easier.
The first thing you need to do is to have a clear understanding of how exactly
you want your kitchen to look and function. This is very important whether you
are planning an entirely new kitchen or will just be replacing your existing
cabinets. Once you have a clear vision the next step is to consider these
1. What is it about your present cabinet that you do not like
It is important to understand what exactly is it that you dislike so that while
looking for a new cabinet you can avoid those points. Perhaps the cabinets are
too large for the available space, or maybe they are too old fashioned, or
possibly they do not complement the décor of your kitchen. The more specific you
are with the changes you need the easier will it be for you to pick the best new
cabinet for your kitchen.
2. Do you plan to stay in your home for long or you want to resell
The answer to this question is more important than you may think. If you plan to
stay in your current home for a long time then you will want to spend a good
amount in getting a nice, high-quality kitchen cabinet, which is made of the
best materials and looks great. However, if you plan to move out and are just
installing a new cabinet so that it is easy to sell off your home then perhaps
you will want to invest in something that is cost-effective yet functional.
3. What is the style of your kitchen
Considering the current style of your kitchen is very important, particularly if
you do not want to go for an entire kitchen makeover and plan only to change the
cabinets. The cabinets you choose must be such that complements your kitchen
style, yet giving it an entirely fresh look. This saves you the time of having
to go through the endless choices available and also helps make sure you pick
the ideal one.
4. Are you interested in the environment-friendly options?
Yes, you can go green even when it comes to your kitchen and products made from
a wheat board, reclaimed wood, or bamboo helps make this possible. With the
growth in green environment trend, the choices for green products are also
increasing and cabinets are not lagging behind. You can get a kitchen cabinet
made of bamboo or other sustainable and renewable materials in different styles
and change the look of your home, while also playing your role in protecting the
5. What type of storage space do you need
Carefully observe your kitchen and see how many things are lying here and there
on your countertops that you could instead store in your cabinets. Being aware
of the things you will need to store in the cabinets gives you an idea of how
much space they must have. Remember, the fewer items laying here and there, the
neater your kitchen will look, and more will be the working space available.
6. What is more important quality of construction and durability or the
We all love the modern attractive images of kitchens in the magazines with
immensely amazing, but highly expensive cabinets. There is no harm in wanting a
high-end kitchen but it would be wise to also be realistic. Particularly, if you
have a limited budget it will not be possible to afford high-quality
constructions and materials. Instead, you should invest your money in the good
quality construction/materials and aesthetic items like door finishes, styles,
and ornamentation. You may not get those that you liked in the magazines, yet
with a little research it is possible to find one that does look great, fits
your budget, and is also durable and functional.
7. Do you need new cabinets or a face-lift will be enough?
If your present cabinets are in a nice condition and you need not change it
completely then perhaps just a refreshment is also you need. Refacing will be a
great option for you wherein your existing cabinets will just get a new face.
Your cabinets will be re-skinned with a new laminate veneer or wood and the
doors can be replaced. You can get the pulls and knobs replaced with new ones to
give it a new and fresh look. If the only issue with your current cabinets is
the doors or the style then replacing is usually enough. There are many other
refurbishment options. They take less time and are also economical compared to
opting for a new cabinet altogether.
8. Have you done enough research
If you plan to get new cabinets you need to do a lot of research before buying
one. There are endless stores both brick-and-mortar and online that have many
options as far as kitchen cabinets are concerned. Spending time in research by
visiting different stores gives you the chance to browse through many options
and thus find the exact one you are looking for. Furthermore, this also helps
you learn about the prices quoted in different stores for similar cabinets. It
is very important to compare prices quoted by various stores if you want to end
up buying the best kitchen cabinet at the best price.
Now that you know how to find the best kitchen cabinet for your home, make a
list of your requirements, begin your research, find the best cabinet, get it
installed, and give your kitchen a beautiful makeover.