Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tips on Choosing Custom Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to add a personal touch to your home, one thing to do is to add personalized things here and there. If your favorite place in the house were your kitchen, then getting customized kitchen cabinets would show off your own style. You would definitely be comfortable and work in your prime inside your kitchen if you were comfortably going around with the familiar design that you yourself choose.

There are a few things to consider when you personalize your kitchen cabinets. Here are some key reminders that would help you in deciding how you can have the best kitchen cabinets for your home.

Purpose and Usage
Kitchen cabinets are mainly used for storage. Keep this in mind when you decide to have custom kitchen cabinets. They should be spacious enough to store all your kitchen tools and supplies. The good thing about customizing is that you dictate how big or small the sizes of your cabinets are. This would enable you to maximize space. The size you choose should go well with the style and designs that you want for your cabinets.

The materials that you are going to use say a lot about the quality and the end product of your kitchen cabinets. Because you are customizing your cabinets, you are free to mix and match the kind of wood and metals you want. You can choose to have oak wood, marble or silver ware or whatever you wish as materials. You cannot to this when you buy cabinets in kitchen stores where you are confined to ready-made cabinets where you can really choose the materials you want. Besides, cabinets that you would purchase in stores have fixed sizes that may not be suitable for your kitchen.

Style and Design
Designing your kitchen is the part where your creativity should come out. You really don't need a degree in Architectural Design to choose a style for your cabinets. You can get some ideas on magazines, books or browse the Internet for kitchen cabinets. Alternatively, you can also commission a kitchen cabinet designer to do the design for you. Most often than not, these designers worked for a bigger furniture company that can create and install your custom kitchen cabinets in your home. To help you deciding on which style to choose, take a quick look around your kitchen. If possible, it would be nice to have the same materials and color scheme as your kitchen furniture (as in kitchen tables and chairs). This would create uniformity around your kitchen and would definitely be an attraction.

Colors also play a major role in your cabinet design. If you want to go classic, then golden brown would be best. For bright colored kitchens, peach or muted-orange would compliment the atmosphere. Face-frame doors for cabinets are also a good idea. Overlay cabinets, which cover the whole cabinet itself, is also an option.

True, custom kitchen cabinets can be quite pricey compared to the usual pre-made cabinets. You really need to allot part of your budget. Invest in good and quality materials so that you can be assured that your cabinets can last a long time.

Custom kitchen cabinets are really something that speaks of your own personal style. Take time to sit down with your designer and find time to really scout for the style you want. If you want your cabinets to be personalized then try your best to make it perfect!


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