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 Colonise houses often do not in-built cabinets, same as older home; they commonly have inadequate or outdated cabinets.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 kitchen renovation, those dated styles and inferior materials will be replaced. Those kitchen cabinets normally showed the aftermath of a chip in the thin coating of â€œfinishâ€ 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 renovations?