Exploring Options When Kitchen Remodeling

When it comes to remodeling your home each and every detail is important.  This is never truer than when looking to remodel your homes kitchen.  Each detail is as important as the next.  When remodeling a space such as the kitchen everything from the new layout right down to the faucets need to be considered.  In a kitchen, one of the main focal points is the cabinets.  Kitchen cabinets take up a considerable amount of floor and wall space with in the area.  When you begin to plan your kitchen remodel make sure to talk to the contractor in depth about the cabinets.  This is a great start to start when designing a new kitchen space.

Choosing cabinets is not an easy task.  It is overwhelming and without being a visual person often difficult to see within your own space.  Many kitchen contractors are now equipped with software that allows you to physical design your space including images of different concepts, cabinetry, appliances and smaller details.  This allows you to actually “see” it in place before anything is purchased.  When looking at cabinetry for your kitchen there are a few things to take into consideration.

First, look at the different options in kitchen cabinet materials.  Most likely you are only familiar with the use of wood in cabinetry for the kitchen.  This is the most popular option in kitchens to day but you can also consider other materials such as metal, stainless steel, thermofoil and melamine.

Check out the different options available in kitchen cabinet door styles.  Styles are available from ultra-modern and traditional to country and rustic.  The more detail on the cabinet door the more expensive it will be.  Also consider that a more complex cabinet door also requires more detailed cleaning.

Consider the type of finish you desire if you have chosen wood doors.  Often times homeowners will choose to finish kitchen cabinets with stain but there are other finishes available.  Consider paint, glazing and distressing for something different.

Cabinet door mounting is another decision you will need to make. Most cabinet doors lay over the cabinet case.  You can choose a full cabinet mount which allows the door to lay over the cabinet exposing none of the cabinet case.  The doors will close together tightly to avoid any exposure to the case. You can also chose to inset the doors however this is the least common cabinet door mounting.  Cabinet doors that sit flush inside the cabinet may not be common but are incredibly stylish and give a clean lined look to a kitchen space.

Cabinet hardware is one of those decisions that is not one that needs to be made right away.  Hardware can wait to be chosen until after the kitchen is well on its way to completion. Cabinet hardware can easily enhance the overall look, feel and design of your kitchen.  The knobs and pulls you choose can dress up or dress down the feel of the space.  If in the end you feel you may have gone a bit one way or another with the kitchen design use the hardware as a way to bring the design back to exactly what you were looking for.

With cabinets there are an array of things you can analyze straight down to the height and depth of the cabinets.  When considering cabinetry for your kitchen think of the space as a clean slate.  A professional kitchen contractor can help you to envision something completely new and different in your space to bring out the best that your kitchen has to offer.