Installing new cabinets in your kitchen may give it the facelift that it needs. As soon as you begin to shop for these cabinets, you will quickly learn that there are many different options on the market. There are various sizes, colors, wood types and styles available, which can easily overwhelm you. If you are looking to purchase new cabinets, you may find yourself wondering which style is ideal for your kitchen. Here are a few of the factors that will help guide you toward the right cabinets for your remodeling project.
Stock Versus Custom
One of the first decisions you will have to make in regards to your cabinets is whether you want stock ones or custom ones. Most people look at their budget when determining this aspect. Stock cabinets are cabinets that are widely sold at cabinet retailers. They are already in stock and pre-made. These cabinets are available in common sizes that fit most kitchens, in the most popular styles at the time and are typically cheaper than custom cabinets. If you are looking for cabinets that are uniquely sized or in a style that is hard to find, custom cabinets, or cabinets made specifically for you may be the better option. If you are on a budget or need cabinets now, stock cabinets may be the better choice.
Framed Versus Frameless
The next decision you need to make is whether you want framed or frameless cabinets. Framed are the most common types of cabinets available; the cabinet is framed out, and then the door and drawers slide into the frame. With a frameless cabinet, the doors or drawers are built into the framework. Framed cabinets are often cheaper, and the doors and drawer fronts can be replaced if need be. But frameless cabinets look cleaner and more modern. Take a look at both options to help you determine which appeals to you.
Laminate Versus Real Wood
The last factor to consider when determining which cabinet style is best for you is what cabinet material to choose. The majority of cabinets are either made from real wood, a wood composite or laminate material. Real wood cabinets last longer and are more durable, but they can be much more expensive. Laminate or composite cabinets can mimic the look of real wood and are cheaper, but they have a shorter lifespan. If you don't plan on living in the house for long, laminate cabinets may work for you. If you plan on staying put and want long-lasting cabinets, real wood is the better choice, if you can afford them.
Whether you are replacing the cabinets in your kitchen or remodeling the whole space, Quality Craftsmen is here to help. We are an experienced home renovation and remodeling company that helps to provide a custom and quality product at a price you can afford. We also provide free estimates. Call or visit our website to schedule an appointment today!