When you walk into a kitchen, the first thing most people notice are the cabinets.
So when you’re generating a design for your kitchen, it pays to put a lot of thought into the selection of your cabinets.
These days, there is no end of choices and in fact the sheer number of choices can be over whelming.
I always recommend that before you starting looking at samples of cabinets, you should first write down on paper what the most important characteristics of your cabinets will be to you and your family.
In this process, ties are not allowed, as this forces you to make trade-offs.
What is most important to you?
- Easy to clean?
- Help make the room look taller (vertical strips like the cabinets in the picture have this effect)?
- Help make the room feel warmer? Cooler?
- Provides over counter lights?
- Provides lots of storage space?
- Large surfaces for baking and placing hot pots?
Once you have your list, you then use it to guide you as you check out possible cabinet selections. By virtue of having it both written down and prioritized, you can measure every possible cabinet against the list and either discard them as an option or put them on your short list.
This won’t make your final choice, but it will quickly eliminate choices that may look good at first, but don’t actually meet your criteria.
Now that you are ready to start your remodel, contact us to help. We are kitchen remodeling experts.