The kitchen is one of the key areas in any home, often perceived as the heart of it. It’s where you cook, make your coffee, store your groceries, wash your dishes, or it could also be the place you socialize. Because of its many roles, as catering center, storage venue, meeting & social ground, it deserves to be lovingly planned so that you are able to gain maximum flexibility and pleasures from it in the many years to come. That’s the point, to have a custom designed kitchen that serves your needs and lifestyle. If your daily purpose to enter a kitchen is simply to heat up pre-cooked foods for two people, then your needs are obviously different from someone who has to cook fresh food every night for five.
When you’re distinctively clear with your lifestyle, it’s pretty easy to move on with the design. You, like others, would want to have a beautiful and functional kitchen, one that allows absolute smooth kitchen activities. As such, practical consideration on storage, a vital element in kitchen design, must never be missed; because you’ve got to keep equipments and ingredients well within reach to allow for unrestrained flow. And that’s where kitchen cabinets come in. These are the key components that allow for easy accesses within your kitchen, they are also a big part of your kitchen’s interior dÃ©cor booster.
In the market, the usual kinds of kitchen cabinets you can find include:
1. Ready-to-assemble cabinets – The Do-It-Yourself type readily available in packed forms which you purchase right from home centers. You can easily assemble them with the help of a supplied instruction. Price differs according to quality, most are cheap by comparison.
2. Stock cabinets – Pre-made by maker in a few sizes. You cannot fully expect the cabinets to fill up every available space in the kitchen due to its pre-determined sizes. They are sold through home centers and sent to your home from warehouses. Both moderate and good quality cabinets are available at reasonable and affordable prices. Stock cabinets usually come with more choices of laminations, ranging from the classic to trendy looking ones.
3. Semi-custom cabinets – They are simply stock cabinets with modifications, such as pullout bins or other specifications. Factory-made to your specifications and measurements.
4. Custom-made-cabinets – They are made to fill up every inch of your kitchen space, with your desired type of material and your desired kind of finishing. At the end of the day, you can get the unique stylish look you dearly want. Knowing who your carpenter is should be your grave concern. They are usually stronger than stock cabinets and can be expensive, but much depends on the style and materials selected. They are always a good choice for an oddly shaped kitchen.
Take heart that unlike floorings, sinks, ovens and other appliances which can be replaced easily, cabinets can’t. Often, cabinets will experience repetitive refinishing before finally being replaced off. Because of this, many owners are willing to spend time and money to invest in a set of good quality cabinet right from the start. And to be in line with their ideal kitchen’s functional requirements and taste, most will gladly opt for custom-made kitchen cabinets, even if it means paying a little more. A short cook definitely is not going to feel very happy having to access cabinets that are out of his reach every day. Neither will someone with a good artistic sense be content with boring non varying cabinet heights. A pullout cabinet open on both sides which offers masses of storage and easy access is going to delight tiny kitchen owners. A wheelchair bound owner will certainly have more smiles on his face if things are made much easier, so forth and so forth.
Customizing your kitchen cabinets is like cooking yourself a special meal. Take some time to do your research, and make your kitchen a space you’ll love spending time in.
Deriving pleasure from functional cabinetry can be a satisfying life event, you’re likely to enhance the many hours you’ll spend there over years to come. Plus, if your customizing is well done, you have also unconsciously boosted the resale value of your home.