Cabinets are some of the most expensive items when doing kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling. Cabinets come in many different shapes, styles, sizes, and locations around the kitchen. Take the time while choosing cabinetry and make sure the cabinets are done right. Having to scrap the cabinets and start over can prove a costly mistake both in time and in money.
Choosing Cabinetry Materials
First of all, make sure the material you choose for your kitchen cabinetry is actually the one you want. Wood is by far the most common and most popular material. It is tried and true, fitting well with any theme. It is durable, reliable, and can be altered to ensure they close quietly. Other materials are growing in popularity and include metal, stainless steel, and melamine.
Choosing Cabinetry: The Door Selection
Next, the door has to be selected. There are many different styles, from country, to modern, to classic, and each has their benefits. There are luxury details than can be added, such as beading and raised panels. These are more expensive but might be perfect for giving the kitchen that extra flair and signature touch.
Overlays for your Cabinetry
Furthermore, take the time to figure out what kind of overlay you want the door to have. The most common set up is to have the door lay just on top of the box in the back. Most kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets are designed this way, and this is the most battle tested overlay out there. Other options include regular overlay, where the frame ends up surrounding the door when closed, and also full overlay, where the double cabinet doors meet in the center, hiding the frame in the back. Make sure that you take a look at all of the options out there. The style of the door mounting will make a bigger deal on the final look that most people realize.
Finally, Cabinets also may require finishing. While wood cabinets may not require any finish, other options include distressed, crackled, and glazing. These finishes can help to hide stains, dirt, and other less appealing features. It is important to take the time to add some finish, but actually lighter cabinets will hide stains better than dark cabinets will.