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Do’s and Don’ts When Pairing Your Cabinets and Countertops

Do's and Don'ts When Pairing Your Cabinets and Countertops

Selecting the right cabinets and countertops for your renovated kitchen can be a challenge. Not only do you have to find a style that you like, fits within your space and meets your aesthetic, but you also have to ensure that cabinets and countertops pair well together. The last thing you want is to spend thousands of dollars on a renovation, only to have cabinets and countertops that don't mesh well together. Here are a few of the do's and don'ts that you will want to follow when pairing your cabinets and countertops. 

Do Mix and Match Neutral Colors

When you are picking cabinets and countertops, you do not have to use the same colors. You can mix and match a variety of neutral colors. Black cabinets pair well with white, cream or grey countertops, and white cabinets pair well with brown, grey or black cabinets. While white cabinets do match white countertops and black cabinets match black countertops, you don't have to stick to the same color for both your cabinets and countertops.

Don't Pair Bold Cabinets with Bold Countertops

You can make a statement with colored countertops or cabinetry. Cabinets with colored faces are becoming more trendy, as is colored granite and quartz with flecks of color in them. However, you should never mix a bold cabinet with a bold countertop. If you are picking one bold option, ensure the other is neutral to keep the two from competing with each other.

Do Learn the Benefits of Different Material Options

As you go about selecting cabinets and countertops, take the time to learn about the benefits of various material options. Learn the benefits of wood cabinets versus laminate cabinets. Then learn the benefits of granite, marble, wood and metal countertops. Learning the benefits will help you select not only a look that you like but a material that will function and hold up based on your family's needs.

As you go about pairing cabinets and countertops, keep the aesthetic and look of the space and your home in mind. You may love the look of metal countertops, but it doesn't pair well with a country aesthetic

Don't Select Either Without First Setting a Budget

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when choosing cabinets and countertops is failing to set a budget. What may happen when this occurs is someone selects a pricey countertop only to realize later that they don't have a lot to spend on cabinets or vice versa. Always set a budget for both items before shopping for them and stick to that budget. At Quality Craftsmen, we can give you a budget amount for your cabinets and countertops as a guide. This will help you to stay within your overall budget during your kitchen remodel.

Do Keep Your Style and Aesthetic in Mind

As you go about pairing cabinets and countertops, keep the aesthetic and look of the space and your home in mind. You may love the look of metal countertops, but it doesn't pair well with a country aesthetic. Keeping your aesthetic in mind will help you select cabinets and countertops that pair well and give you the look you are after.

Don't Purchase Either Without Holding Samples Together in Your Home

Lastly, do not purchase cabinets or countertops without holding samples together in your home. The light in your home may vary from that in a showroom. Holding the samples side by side in your home helps you ensure that the items pair well together.

If you are remodeling your kitchen, there are many do's and don'ts for pairing your cabinets and countertops. At Quality Craftsmen, we can help you with the entire remodeling project, including picking a layout, handling the construction and then selecting your finishes. Call or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us today to sit down and discuss your renovation wants and needs.

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