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Choosing Your Kitchen Cabinets

Tips on how to find the right cabinetry for your home.

Cabinets design and color form the backbone of the kitchen. Configure the cabinetry to make the most use of your kitchen’s size, floor plan and use. Base cabinets get the most attention, hanging wall cabinets are sometime sacrificed for aesthetic features—windows, dramatic backsplashes—to create atmosphere. We are moving away from doors and toward drawers for the base cabinets, drawers make storage more accessible and it is easier than having to ben over and dig through.

Todays kitchen cabinets extend to the ceiling, making use of high-up space for storing infrequently used specialty serving-ware and cookware. Or, wall cabinets are blown to full-length proportions, stretching from floor to ceiling to create an accent wall that can house everything from cookbooks to appliances. Cabinets made out of plywood is a good move for resale due to the durability and longevity of this material. Cherry wood is big for cabinets with rich, dark finishes. For a more exotic look, go for alternative woods such as mahogany, bamboo, sapele and anaglade. Maple wood is also a great option. These can be stained or even lacquered to provide a sleek finish, glazed cabinet treatment is phasing out.


European-style frameless cabinets afford more storage than traditional rail-style cabinets. Soft-close on drawers and doors is a must. Touchless cabinets are a luxury add-on,this application is especially convenient for waste/recycling drawers. Wall receptical can be installed under your top cabinets not in your backsplash that will give you a clean look. Also ask for recessed bottoms or a valence to hide under-cabinet light fixtures. A pie-corner base cabinet pulls out utilizes the space; and an old-fashioned Lazy Susan spins and brings stored items within reach.

Hardware it’s the jewelry of your kitchen. You can sample a few styles, we suggest you go with the same finish of your lighting, such as bronze or silver.

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