Kitchen Cabinet Details That Will Make You Say “Wow”
Kitchen Remodel Can Serve You Well
There are many reasons to remodel your kitchen. On the one hand, a modern kitchen may bring your property more value. On the other, you may need to remodel owing simply to the ravishing time gives any human architecture. Or you might be selling your home and moving into an apartment in a smaller, more affordable town to free up some cash. Either way you go, you're going to want things done in a way that suits your needs.
The more qualitative a remodel, the greater value it brings. Certainly such things may be required just for general maintenance purposes, but if you've got to remodel anyway, you might as well use all the tools available and see the appropriate value-increase for your input. With kitchens especially, one of the best ways to do this will involve your choice in cabinetry.
Cabinets are sometimes the first things a person sees when entering your kitchen. To induce that “wow” reaction, you want the cabinets in your kitchen to serve multiple purposes. They should have plenty of storage space. Also, they should either deliberately match or contrast with other décor in the area.
Whatever cabinet options you choose should allow for free range of motion as well, and they shouldn't evoke any “cheap” or “hifalutin” impressions. If you acquire cabinets too expensive and ornate, their installation could be a very real issue. If you get cabinets that are cheap, the same is true.
Ultimately, the greatest “wow” factor will involve balance. A balanced approach includes shape, size, texturing, and style. But if you expect such an approach will be difficult to manage in terms of generic choices, you are correct. A better option may be the Ready To Assemble, or RTA, cabinets on the market today.
For an example of an RTA cabinet, check out this White Shaker review. On the same site, you can find many other similar reviews worth considering as you go about planning for how you'll make your kitchen as perfect as you can.
With RTA solutions, you can build around the existing “situation” in your kitchen. If you've got an island with an ornate marble-top counter, you might commission cabinets that “hang down” from the roof—provided there are enough supports for such an undertaking. With remodeling, you might be able to facilitate a DIY solution here, but be careful; if it's not up to code, you'll have an issue.
DIY deck remodel can be approached with some screws, wood, measuring tape, and manpower. But if the end result doesn't work well, or impress home appraisers, it's in vain. In the same way, whatever DIY solutions you effect in your kitchen, they should stand up to exterior scrutiny. If they don't, then don't expect value increase to accompany installation.
Technology And Personal Satisfaction
There are, finally, technological considerations you may want to think about regarding the cabinetry in your kitchen. The Internet of Things, or IoT, has made it possible to turn your house into a “smart” home. That means windows, doors, garages, refrigerators, dishwashers, sinks, LED lighting, interior temperatures, and more can be controlled via smartphone.
With the swipe of a finger, you can activate a wash-cycle on your dishwasher, or even open a cabinet. Attaching a little electronic hinge to an IoT array can make it possible for you to control cabinet doors remotely. With RTA cabinetry, you can install such tech as you need it, and suddenly you've got kitchen doors you can manage with web-enabled devices.
Ultimately, what “wows” you may not wow those who view your home; or it may. When you get right down to it, the “wow” factor that's proper for your kitchen will depend on you, and your proclivities. Incorporating aesthetic design agreeing with the existing features of your kitchen, RTA cabinetry, and IoT solutions can be key in impressing visitors.
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