Choosing The Best Kitchen Cabinets For You

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cortiers Real Estate

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, there are many different factors involved. From backsplash to countertops to appliances, every little decision makes a difference. So instead of just going blindly into a project so huge, why not have a common theme upon which you can base all of these smaller decisions on?

 

Cabinets

This will be the base of your kitchen. I mean, think about it. Cabinets are a significant part of the decor that defines the theme of your kitchen. You must have cabinets you love in order to have the whole kitchen that you desire.

 

So how do you decide on your dream cabinets? Good question. Here are some tips on four choices of cabinets out there and the pros and cons of each to help steer you in the right direction.

 

Flat

Pros: These cabinets are great for the modern, contemporary style home. If you are going for a clean, sophisticated look in your kitchen then these are the cabinets for you.

Cons: Although these cabinets are indeed clean and sophisticated, they do not offer any standout detail qualities. They are great if you are going for minimalism, but if you want something more memorable then these will probably not be your first choice.

 

Distressed

Pros: These cabinets have an old, rustic look about them. They are a great talking point because they stand out in any home because of the detail and different feel they provide the the kitchen. The distressed cabinet is perfect for a rustic, eclectic looking kitchen that is sure to get your guests talking.

Cons: While these can be a great add to any kitchen, the distressed cabinet look is not for everyone. If you like more of a clean, traditional looking space then these cabinets will not be what you are looking for.

 

Shaker

Pros: To complete a traditional kitchen space, start with shaker cabinets. With a four panel border surrounding a square panel on each cabinet door, this set of cabinets just screams traditional, clean kitchen.

Cons: These cabinets are a great basic for any space and can match with a large number of styles, but you do run the risk of having a set of cabinets very similar to many of your friends. If you are looking for something different then the shaker cabinet may not be your first choice.

 

Custom

Pros: The pros are of getting custom cabinets are just that, you have custom cabinets. You can style them any way you would like. So this means you can take all the aspects you like about each of the cabinets above and mix them all into your own unique set. How great is that?

Cons: The cons of custom cabinets are expense. To have your own design executed can be timely and costly for the average homeowner. You may also run the risk of designing a dream cabinet that does not turn out the way you want, so be mindful of you design choices.

How did you choose what kind of cabinets you wanted in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments below! 

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These are very good tips and information for folks considering a remodel.  I love your featured kitchen.

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