New cabinets can instantly change the look of your kitchen. Whether you are looking for a classic or modern style, our Oakland County cabinet designers can help you find the right cabinets for your kitchen.
But how do you choose kitchen cabinets that complement your home’s existing style? How do you incorporate your own design preferences? Here are five things you should know when replacing your kitchen cabinets.
1. Trust Certified Cabinet Brands
It’s worth your time to ask about cabinet brands that are certified by the. KCMA-certified cabinets must pass a series of rigorous tests to prove they are durable enough for everyday kitchen use.
In fact, cabinets with the KCMA certification and seal are designed to perform above and beyond what is needed for your kitchen. They are able to resist staining, high humidity levels, and temperatures up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit without discoloration or blistering.
2. Consider Stock vs. Custom Cabinets
Different types of kitchen cabinets come with different price tags and accessory options. For example, many homeowners prefer stock kitchen cabinets because they are affordable while still being customizable. Since stock kitchen cabinets are made in bulk on the assembly line, they can be quickly delivered to your home.
However, semi-custom and custom kitchen cabinets require more time to make because they have to be built to meet your design specifications. In fact, custom cabinets can take up to 12 weeks to build. But if you want something that fits your kitchen just right, it might be worth the wait.
3. Save Space with Built-In Storage
More and more homeowners are opting for built-in storage solutions. For example, cabinets with rollout shelves make it easier to reach pots and pans, and cabinets with wine racks can organize your bottles and free up space elsewhere. If you plan on staying in your home for years to come, you may want to look into custom storage options to make your kitchen your own.
4. Choose Colors Carefully
Make sure to choose kitchen cabinet colors that you’ll still love three years from now. Many homeowners make the mistake of choosing a trendy cabinet color, only to regret it six months later. You’ll want to listen to design recommendations that add value to your kitchen, not trends that will be painfully outdated in just a couple of years.
Even if you go with classic woods and colors, consider the effect they’ll have on your space. For example, if you use a light-colored wood like oak, your kitchen will appear more spacious and airy. Darker woods like mahogany, on the other hand, will give your kitchen a grander sense of style. Either can work well in a kitchen; it just depends on your tastes and vision for the space.
5. Remember to Donate Your Old Cabinets
Don’t be so quick to throw out the kitchen cabinets you’re replacing. Many organizations accept old kitchen cabinets and may even be willing to come over to your home to pick them up.
Be sure to let your contractor know if you wish to donate your old cabinets to a program like. That way, they’ll know to take extra care when removing the cabinets so they can be reused.
Get Quality Kitchen Cabinets
Our Oakland County kitchen cabinet installers are dedicated to making sure you’re happy with your new kitchen cabinets. If you are interested in our cabinet installation services, call Visionary Cabinetry & Design today for a free estimate at (248) 850-7178, or contact us online.
This blog post has been updated.