An effective way to give any kitchen a facelift is to update or replace the cabinets. However, when it comes to your new kitchen cabinets a lot of decisions need to be made.
A New Face or Totally New?
Are you looking to updating the doors and front of the drawers or do you need completely new custom kitchen cabinets? You have two choices when it comes to updating your current cabinets.
- Refacing the cabinets. This involves taking the doors and the drawer fronts off and replacing them with new ones. If you like the structure and layout of your cabinets then cabinet refacing is a good way to achieve a new look quickly, with no need for demolition.
- Paint or refinish the cabinets. This is another way to provide your cabinets with a quick remodel. With this method the overall look and shape of the cabinets are retained, but they are given a new enhancing look. If you just want your dark cabinets made light or vice versa, then this is a great option.
Do You Want Custom Kitchen Cabinets or Stock?
- Custom cabinetry is built specifically for you to your specifications. Custom may be your best option if your kitchen doesn’t have average measurements. They are also good if you need a lot of non-standard qualities, such as special features.
- Stock cabinetry is built to standard specifications and can be bought at the store. Stock cabinetry is suitable for most kitchens provided they are the right shape and size. As far as budget goes, stock is more affordable than custom.
What About Style?
Think about the type of style you are wanting to achieve in your kitchen. One of the most visually overwhelming aspect of a kitchen is the cabinets, so whatever you choose is going to determine the look and feel of the kitchen. Which do you prefer, a warm and traditional kitchen or modern and sleek European cabinets? When it comes to choosing the style of your new cabinets, knowing what you want to go for will help you make the best decisions.
The overall look and feel of your kitchen will also be determined by the cabinet hardware you choose. You will need to decide what types of pulls, knobs, handles and finishes you want to create a seamless look in the kitchen. Choosing traditional hardware for ultra-modern cabinets just might not work. If you have questions about matching the best hardware with your choice of cabinets consult with our experienced designers. They will be able to help.
Whatever you choose, Innovative Kitchen and Bath can update or replace your kitchen cabinets. We work within your budget and take care to disturb your home as little as possible. Talk to us or visit our Kirkland showroom today.