Choosing Cabinets for Your Remodel

Whether you’re planning a bathroom renovation or a kitchen remodel, your choice of cabinets is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. There are so many different styles, materials, and colors to choose from that it can sometimes start to feel overwhelming.

There’s a lot that goes into selecting the perfect cabinets, but once you understand the basics, you’ll be able to narrow down your options and make sure you choose the ones that are perfect for your needs. Start by asking yourself these four questions.

1. Do You Want Custom or Prefabricated Cabinets?

Deciding whether to purchase custom or prefabricated cabinets will quickly narrow down your search. If you have the money in your budget, custom cabinets are a great option. This will help you optimize your space, maximize storage capacity, and ensure you get the exact style you’re looking for.

If you find that custom cabinets are outside of your budget, you may consider semi-custom cabinets, which use stock doors, colors, and styles but can be tailored to your specific measurements.

2. Is Your Space Modern, Traditional, or Transitional?

Your cabinets will strongly influence the aesthetics of your space, so it’s important that they support the overall look you’re trying to achieve. Choosing modern cabinets may increase your return on investment, especially if you’re thinking about selling in the next few years. However, trends come and go, so there’s always the risk that what is modern today may make your space look dated in the future.

Traditional designs have stood the test of time, so this may be a good option if you plan to stay in your home for 10 years or more. If you’re not sure which option is best, you may choose a transitional design, which combines both modern and traditional design elements.

3. Which Door Profile Appeals to You?

There are literally hundreds of different door styles to choose from. It’s a good idea to take a look through renovation photo galleries and visit a showroom to see your options in person. This can help you get a solid idea of which designs appeal to you.

You may find that you’re drawn to raised arch doors, which create a cottage kitchen look, or modern designs like slab doors. Now is also the time to decide whether you want eye-catching doors that will act as a primary feature of the new space or a minimalistic design that downplays the cabinets altogether.

4. Have You Considered Both Beauty and Function?

While the look and feel of your new cabinets is important, you’ll also need to think about how you’ll use the space. Make sure the cabinets you’re considering are not only beautiful but also functional – after all, cabinets are meant for storage.

Check to see if they’ll comfortably hold the products you want to store and make sure they offer the storage solutions that are most comfortable for you. For example, you may prefer shelves over drawers or vice versa. Considering both beauty and function will help you choose cabinets that are perfect for you and your lifestyle.

Schedule a Remodeling Consultation Today

Choosing the right cabinets can be a challenge, but our design experts are here to help. We invite you to visit our design center where you can see a wide range of options in person. We carry a large selection of full-featured, high-quality cabinets on site. Stop by today, or contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our design experts.