Kitchen Cabinets Ideas
Countertops, floors, sink, appliances, walls – all this makes a beautiful kitchen. But the cabinets are probably the biggest investment when thinking about remodeling or building a kitchen.
The style, the wood, the finish and the design of the cabinets will set the style of any kitchen. And if you designed your house following the concept of “open space”, the cabinets will be exposed throughout the day.
There are three types of kitchen cabinets, pre-made, semi-made and measured. Basically, pre-made cabinets are those that bought already finished. They come in standard sizes and with very few options and details to change. The semi-made cabinets are built with standard sizes but the finish, color, and detail are at the customer’s taste.
The measured cabinets are are the most expensive option. But also the option that allows us to build the cabinets according to the design of our kitchen. We could choose measures, materials, finishes, and details of our liking.
The exotic woods and varnishes are being increasingly used in kitchen cabinets. When choosing cabinets made from measure, we want to make the most of space possible. Increasingly uses cabinets without structure that allows the exploitation of about 20% more storage space.
Set Your Budget
When you think about purchasing kitchen cabinets, set your budget. Most companies that manufacture these products have the materials for any price range. Always tell the company how much to spend so that you will be provided with options that really matter. Regardless of budget, however, quality of work is more important.
The traditional kitchen cabinets in dark woods and finishes are the most sought after today. Cherry and alder are often used in this type of furniture.
The decorative work in a kitchen cabinet is also very important. If your house has a modern and simple design, do not buy too worked cabinets. Study well all available options before purchasing a closet with a particular type of decorative work. Sometimes a small detail in the decoration can make all the difference.
The level of options for your kitchen cabinets is vast. There are cupboards and drawers with small motors to closing on their own. Similarly, small elevators to store appliances in places of difficult access, adjustable dividers for drawers, shelves, rotating to the corner cabinets, etc…
Increasingly, we look for kitchen cabinets which competes with the more detailed pieces of furniture. And all this without forgetting practicality required in the kitchen.
Kitchen Corner Cabinets
Existing kitchen corner cabinet space often ends up not being used because it is hard to get to. There are a few options available to you upfront:
- Empty space may be ideal for larger items because you will have unhindered depth and height available for storage
- Drawers can provide easy pull out space for selected items
- Shelves create additional horizontal space but it can be difficult to reach items at the back of the shelves
- Variations of the Lazy Susan concept whereby ingenious mechanisms allow multiple shelves to either rotate for easy access or leverage out so you can get to hidden items
Filler Pull-Out Cabinets
Make the most of the space behind your cabinet fillers with a Filler Pull-Out cabinet. This takes creative use of kitchen space to another level. Smaller items that would normally not be stored in a base unit can now be conveniently accessed without having to reach up to higher cabinets. Ideal for 3 and 6-inch filler.
Sliding Susan Pullout Drawers
A quick and economical way to easily organize those items that compete for ground space. The principle here is that as soon as cabinet drawers are introduced into an area, the organization begins! You can separate the items based on the function. And the rollout mechanism of these under-mount drawers makes seeing where things are a lot easier.
Blind Corner Slide-Out Base Unit
Undoubtedly one of the cleverest designs around! This type of shelf unit has a two-stage mechanism that is activated by pulling the first shelf out of the cabinet. Pull again and another two shelves that were hidden move into view and then out of the cabinet door. Left or right pull-outs are available.
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