Kitchens are an important component of any renovation, perhaps the most important as they often consume a majority of the budget. Taking the time to select the right cabinets for you and your lifestyle will be well worth it. There are numerous cabinet options on the market today, so it’s sometimes hard to weed through all of the possibilities and select what works for your design goals.
Numerous styles are available from classic shaker cabinets to contemporary styles; however, you must also consider functionality and other characteristics. The benefit of modern cabinets is that most are both functional and lovely. Different cabinet brands and lines feature various quality and value. When you’re searching for cabinets, consider elements such as cost, storage options, functionality, material, and style.
Take a look below as the Braemar team explores the characteristics that make a top-rated kitchen cabinet.
Cost-effective: Budget is important during a renovation. It’s easy to overspend if you’re not diligent about creating a monetary plan and sticking to it. The good news is today’s cabinetry world offers numerous possibilities without breaking the bank. There are several factors to consider when it comes to saving money on cabinets during a kitchen remodel. You can choose a less expensive wood or cabinets with semi-custom fronts. Select a neutral color for your cabinets and add color in other areas of the kitchen such as paint or accessories.
Storage: Storage and organization is everything when it comes to a kitchen. Not
only is it the most used room in a home, kitchens are also the social hub for friends and family. To ensure you’re using your time for enjoyment instead of searching for things, be sure to consider cabinets that offer maximum storage and organization.
Functionality: If you truly want a top-rated cabinet, you’ll need to consider functionality. This includes features such as drawers. There’s an ongoing debate about drawers vs. doors. Which one do you need most? Drawers are great because they’re lower and you can get to the very back of them; whereas doors can often be too high or too low, and sometimes it’s hard to get to the back of them. Other functional elements to consider are pullouts, vertical dividers, and corner storage options.
Material: Top-rated cabinets also honor solid, high-quality materials. When selecting cabinets for your kitchen, consider cabinet lines that have long-lasting, quality cabinet frames, quality cabinet boxes, easy-to-clean interiors and full-height back panels. Most homeowners also enjoy soft-close door hinges and glides, as well as toe kicks. When it comes to type of wood, you’ll have to revisit your budget. If money is not a huge issue, you can obviously purchase cabinets with high-end wood, but if you’re trying to save, some good options are pine, oak, and maple. These are all beautiful options but cost much less than something like mahogany.
Style: If you want a top-rated cabinet but are trying to maintain a budget, stick with a timeless style. Wood cabinets are trending and seem to re-emerge routinely. Wood also gives a look of texture and dimension. Open shelving is another trend for the ages. It offers an open concept but without needing additional square footage. Glass front cabinets are another beautiful option and if you want to use paint, go for a neutral color like navy or gray. Floor to celling cabinetry is another timeless look that offers beauty and plenty of additional storage.
There are many options when it comes to top-rated kitchen cabinets. Our Braemar designers are ready to work with you. Contact us today and let’s start designing the kitchen of your dreams.