If you’re considering a remodel or planning a new indoor or outdoor kitchen, the cabinetry you choose can bring an element of luxury to the area. Cabinets tend to be the most expensive part of a kitchen. Kitchen cabinets are a flourishing industry with the U.S. market being an estimated $9.5 billion, according to Woodworking Network. Before you start the process of having your custom kitchen cabinets created, there are elements you should consider.
1. What Style Are You Looking For?
If embellishments, intricate details, and recessed or paneled doors appeal to you, then you should consider a traditional style for your cabinetry. Traditional cabinets are usually done in shades of cream, taupe, or dark paints and stains. Farmhouse-style cabinets typically feature open shelving or glass fronts with the cabinets painted in light colors or light woods with a stain. A modern style will be more minimalist and streamlined with flat panel cabinet doors with little or no hardware. The colors range from stark white to just about any other solid color.
2. What Finish Appeals to You?
There are some truly stunning options in powder-coated stainless steel. Stainless steel is a particularly durable choice for outdoor kitchens and comes in an incredible variety of colors and finishes. Some of the more durable woods to use are cherry, walnut, and white oak. White oak is considered rot-resistant and an excellent choice for an outdoor kitchen. These are an excellent choice if you prefer the appearance of stained wood. If you prefer the look of painted cabinetry, painted medium-density fiberboard is long-lasting and a great material for painted cabinets. A high-end manufactured material choice is European Textured Melamine. The material features a realistic wood grain with deep textures and colors.
3. What Hardware Is the Right Choice?
The hardware you choose to put on your new cabinetry can make a statement. What you choose should go with your style aesthetic. Traditional, farmhouse, or modern, there is an array of options available in different styles and materials.
When you decide on the process of choosing your new kitchen cabinets, there are several companies out there that specialize in custom-designed cabinets. You’ll be able to work with a designer and collaborate on what design, function, and finish work best for your space. Get in touch with us at Cabinets by C&F to get started!