Kitchen cabinets form the backbone of any kitchen design, in functionality and appearance. While it makes sense to splurge on top-of-the-line, expensive appliances, don’t blow your whole budget on flashy gadgets but neglect your cabinetry. Kitchen cabinets, because of their significant presence in the room, can tie the whole design of your kitchen together. Conversely, less-than-high-quality cabinets may result in a lackluster aesthetic or poor functionality. So before you spend your whole budget on that Wi-Fi dishwasher, here are some tips on choosing custom cabinetry that will tie your whole kitchen design together.
Kitchen Cabinetry Trends
New trends indicate consumers are going toward a “less is more,” cabinet design scheme. Cabinets with natural textures, cleaner lines, and industrial accents are the current trend. Key trends going forward are:
- Avoid Particle Board and Melamine – Trends show consumers are gravitating toward cabinets made with plywood materials. Plywood is known for its durability and longevity compared to particle board and melamine.
- Rich, Dark Colors Are Popular – Exotic styles, like a cherry wood with a rich, dark finish, are in. They exude a classiness that lends itself to an opulent, rich design. Alternative woods like bamboo and mahogany can add to the opulence as they are able to be stained or lacquered to create a fine finish.
- Make Hardware Your Main Focus – Your cabinets’ hardware design and functionality is just as important, if not more so than the aesthetic design of your cabinets. Request fully adjustable door hardware or make sure your cabinets’ inner space can accommodate accessories like a Lazy Susan should you consider installing one. The more versatile your cabinet hardware, the more options you have for customization and functionality.
- Protect Your Investment – When you’re working with expensive materials you want to make sure everything is installed correctly and efficiently. It’s critical to make sure the contractor you’re working with is locally licensed and that the cabinetry and its components are all covered under warranty. It’s crucial to consult your contractor before moving forward and check your warranty again to make sure it covers everything you need. Also, make sure to note how long the warranty is valid.
Custom Design Kitchen Cabinetry with A&R Renovation
For years, A&R Renovations has been designing innovative, creative kitchens in Regina, Saskatchewan. Finishing touches are important to us and we offer a large selection of accessories, including drawer pulls, door knobs and different finishes to fit anyone’s style.
Our services include:
- Custom Kitchens
- Kitchen Remodels
- Kitchen Design
- Kitchen Planning
- Kitchen Installation
- Granite Countertops
- Quartz Countertops
- Custom Cabinetry
- Cabinet Installation
- And More
Our experienced designers specialize in creative design solutions utilizing the latest styles and quality products. They can help you select materials and design the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to go through your options.