Kitchen Cabinets Set the Tone
for Your Kitchen and Home

Kitchen cabinets serve a couple of purposes in your home. The most obvious is to store all of the pots, pans, dishware, gadgets, food, etc., that we use day in and day out.

The other purpose is to set the style tone for your kitchen that will meld the rest of your home; especially today with so many homes being built and remodeled with the "great room" concept. This allows us to use our kitchens as additional living space in our home, not just a tucked away, socially segregated nook that it once was. Those days are gone! 

clean, airy, modern feel

Kitchen Cabinets: A lot to consider

So, now when designing kitchens, we need to consider how the kitchen cabinet design--the foundation of your kitchen--will enhance the style and feel of your home. Along with this comes many decisions based on quality of materials, quality of craftsmanship and hardware details. Be sure you have enough of the right kind of storage in the right places, ie. if you don't have a separate pantry, you may need to create one with kitchen pantry cabinets.  You are choosing furniture, so choose wisely with durability in mind. If you love wood, be sure you choose a hard wood that won't easily ding and scratch. Here are other things to consider when planning your kitchen:

  • Kitchen Cabinet Layout (see Space Planning for more help with this)
  • Kitchen Cabinet Construction
  • Quality of hardware (hinges and pulls)
  • Color: will it stand the test of time?

There are endless possibilities in today's marketplace and there's something for everyone. As you can see from the photos above, the color and style of cabinet make a huge statement about the style of your kitchen and home; each with their distinct look and feel. Whether you would like contemporary or traditional; custom or stock (off the shelf from home improvement stores), make sure you make an informed decision before buying. This is certainly not an investment you want to make every 5 years.

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