Are you ready to update your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start?
If you find yourself boggled and bedazzled by the oh-so-many choices the best place to start is with a qualified kitchen designer. A designer can help you sort through your options, narrowing them down to manageable decisions while keeping your budget and style on track.
Here are 3 tips to help you select the right cabinets for your next project
1. Kitchen cabinets are a focal point
Discuss what you like and dislike about your existing kitchen with your designer. Let them know how you work in your current layout, what your gripes are, and how much storage space you need. Your kitchen cabinets have a big impact on your budget, and the feel of your kitchen, so it’s a great place to start.
2. The right kitchen cabinets improve flow
Do you have an extra-large stockpot that doesn’t fit in any of your cabinets? Or, maybe there’s one place everyone uses as drop spot, but it happens to be right next to your sink. Is your fridge in an inconvenient location? A good designer can sort through these issues and reconfigure a new layout to better accommodate you and your family. Consider asking for more than one layout choice. By reviewing the advantages of each you’ll be able to narrow down to your final choice.
3. Kitchen cabinet material and color selection create the mood
A kitchen isn’t one or two elements, it’s six to ten pieces pulled together that make the whole picture. When it comes to finish options, like cabinet color, backsplash tile, and countertops good designers use a strategy that helps homeowners with the decision process.
Should you go with white enamel cabinetry, or stained, or maybe both? Your designer can explain the durability of different finishes and let you know what the current trends are. Start by picking two to four cabinet finish options that you like. Add a coordinating countertop choice for each, then add the tile choice that looks best with each. A good designer can explain how the ambiance changes with each choice. It helps when you see how your choices evolve. You will likely find you are drawn to one over the others based on the overall look. Lastly, don’t forget to check your color choices in your space because the lighting may be very different from a showroom.
Working with a qualified kitchen designer is an excellent way to save time, headaches, and money. Designerssees the big picture down to every last detail, and they know how to manage the project from start to finish, so it’s done right and on schedule.
Kane Home Cabinetry is a premier kitchen and bath design boutique with a showroom located in the heart of St. Charles, Illinois. We design and install custom kitchens, baths, and work areas that are as functional as they are beautiful.