Cabinet Selection: Five Things You Need to Know

Cabinet Selection: Five Things You Need to Know

As the backbone of many a kitchen, cabinets can set the tone for the entire room. Quite a responsibility! When it comes to picking out and/or designing your cabinets – no matter the room you’re renovating – trends are something you can think about and incorporate, but most important is use and functionality.

We’ve put together the top five things you need to know in choosing cabinets for your space.

Consider Your Style

If you’re thinking traditional, modern or urban chic, it’s important to choose cabinets that match both your style and the color scheme of your space. Whether your style is modern, classic, funky or something in between, if you’re thinking about custom cabinets, your options are basically endless.

One thing to really consider is door style. The doors are what you’ll be looking at day after day. When deciding door styles, consider not just the look you want in the room you are renovating, but the style of the rest of the home. It’s important that your rooms connect with each other, so the spaces flow together.

Think About Space

The layout of your room and the amount of space you have are paramount in determining which cabinets you want for this room in your home. If you have a lot of space to work with, there is much more freedom here in custom-designing your cabinets. If you’re working with a tiny room, you’ll want to plan accordingly. This is another reason functionality will come into play.

Functionality is Key

Think about what will you be using these cabinets for and how much storage space you will need with your new cabinets. One idea is to go ceiling height with them and use those hard-to-reach shelves as storage for rarely used items—using as much vertical space as possible is especially great for smaller rooms.

Color Me Cabinet

Color is a big deal. The color you choose for your cabinets should reflect your personal style and mesh with the surrounding rooms. Trends are fun, but cabinets are an investment. Try not to go with a color that’s a new trend—there will come a day when it is dated. Natural wood stains, as well as timeless colors like white, gray, blues and greens are excellent choices for kitchen cabinets.

Hardware Speaks Volumes

Hardware provides those finishing touches you will either love or hate… and you wanna love the hardware on your cabinets. As a general rule, you want a little symmetry with the style of the cabinet doors. Something fun that keeps the symmetry but also creates a style all your own is juxtaposing two styles that complement each other… maybe chic urban pulls paired with traditional knobs? Experiment to find your favorite combinations!