admin, Saturday, April 29th 2017. Kitchen Cabinet Handles.
Choosing kitchen cabinets might sound simple (and even kind of fun) until you realize the wealth of options available. Cabinets and everything associated with them (door faces, layout, etc.) define the look of your cooking space. Cabinets also take up a huge portion of your kitchen renovation budget. All of this leads to a selection process that can be overwhelming and confusing. By understanding the basics and knowing your options, you can have an easier time creating your dream kitchen.
1. Structure of a cabinet: The first things to note are the structural components of a cabinet. They are the box, the shelves, and the drawers. Each can be constructed in a number of ways. In addition to build or construct cabinets, general assembly comes in three ways: boxed, semi-installed, and custom. From there comes the exciting and creative part: choosing your door and drawer styles to complement the kitchen aesthetic you are looking for. If you keep these guidelines in mind, cabinet planning will be a cinch.Let’s look at the ways cabinets can be made, and the materials needed to build them, before we move on to the designs.
2. Cabinet construction types
a. Custom:Custom-designed cabinets involve a carpenter hand-crafting your cabinets from scratch. This provides nearly endless choices for style and size. Because they are built according to your exact specifications, your cabinet designs are entirely under your control, which means you have complete freedom over the layout of your kitchen. If you want, for example, for base cabinets to have scrolling legs and feet that mimic the look of furniture, or if you want to change the entire layout of your kitchen because of its inefficiency and poor planning, custom cabinets are the way to go.
b. Semi-custom/semi-stock: This is where wording gets a bit confusing in the cabinet world. Some experts say “semi custom,” others say “semi stock,” and still others interchange the two. Essentially, these types of cabinets offer you more variety than stock cabinets, but not as many options as custom cabinets. They are typically cheaper than custom-built options, but keep in mind that your selections can alter the total cost. It takes four to six weeks for delivery of semi-custom cabinets, but showrooms displaying them will enable you to see what you’re getting while at the same time allowing you to visualize how your kitchen cabinets will look after installation.
c. Stock: cabinets already built to standard dimensions at construction and home stores – are your best bet if you are budget-conscious and need your cabinets delivered in a time-efficient manner. That’s because stock cabinets are readily available at almost any cabinetry store and, because they are already made, wait times are much shorter.When it comes to materials, oak, maple, cherry, and hickory are popular options for cabinets. Veneers over plywood are another, more economical option. If you don’t like the look of wood, industrial metal and stainless steel cabinets can lend your kitchen a sophisticated, modern vibe.
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