Five Issues to Address Before Selecting New Kitchen Cabinetry

When you’re remodeling your kitchen, what you’re going to do about kitchen cabinetry is likely at the top or near the top of your list of priorities. Here’s a list of issues RemodelWerks has put together for you to consider before settling on new kitchen cabinetry.

What is it about my current kitchen cabinets that I don’t like? Perhaps you’re dissatisfied with the quality of their craftsmanship or there isn’t adequate storage space, no matter how often you reorganize or purge unnecessary items. Cabinet positioning may contribute to your dislike of the current configuration as well. For example, say you have a three-foot deep cabinet that is just out of arm’s reach, chances are you’re only utilizing the first 12 (or so) inches of the available space—you could be losing more than 2 feet of storage depth in that case! Positioning deep cabinets at a height that’s optimal for easy access is key.

What organizational features would optimize my kitchen cabinets? Incorporating functional, well-organized cabinets into the design is a large part of a successful kitchen remodeling project.

Consider having a recycling and wastebasket station built into the cabinets. It gets trash and recyclables out of sight and provides a handy way to keep things nice and tidy. Also, think about incorporating Lazy Susans into the design—multi-tiered turntables that maximize corner spaces—and cabinet pullout organizers, which include shelves that are affixed to the back of the cabinet door. You pull them out and voilà, you’ve got instant access to any of the items stacked on the shelves inside.

Also ask what your ultimate goal is for the kitchen remodel. Are you considering a kitchen upgrade to spruce up the house in anticipation of a sale? Or, are you planning on staying put for the long haul? While you shouldn’t compromise quality or style, determining the answer to this question should help you as you discuss your budget with a talented design+build firm and the pricing options for your new kitchen cabinets.

Keep in mind, too, that regardless of your plans you’ll want to make sure that the cabinets you choose reflect the style and craftsmanship in the rest of your home. For instance, painted cabinets are usually of a cheaper grade; thus, it does not make sound financial sense to outfit a custom-built home with them. Instead, such homeowners generally opt for hardwood cabinets, ranging from oak, maple, cherry, hickory, walnut, mahogany or ebony—to name a few. For homeowners that are seeking sustainable, eco-friendly designs, there are a number of options, such as bamboo.

Identify your aesthetic taste and the style of the rest of your home. Unless you’re planning on renovating your entire home—and RemodelWerks is here to assist you if so (we’re well versed at whole home renovations!)—you’ll want to make sure that your new kitchen cabinets fit in with the existing style in your home. Choose a style that compliments the aesthetic details showcased in the rest of your home, as well as your taste.

Be sure to write your thoughts down. Share them with RemodelWerks once you’re ready to start designing your new kitchen. By focusing on what you really want and need in terms of storage, we’ll be a good position to present you with the best storage options and kitchen cabinet designs on the market today.

We are confident that with some pre-planning on your part, you’ll be in a good position to communicate your needs and desires to us so we can help you select high quality, durable and well-constructed kitchen cabinetry with the aesthetic appeal you’re seeking. The result together we will strive for and achieve: a kitchen remodeling success!

Contact Remodel Werks today for your free, no obligation concerning your kitchen or other remodeling needs.