If you’re planning to splurge on home decor, it is advisable to start with the kitchen. Although kitchen cabinets tend to be one of the biggest investment in the scullery, it is subject to customization as per your budget and convenience.
Designing your dream kitchen can also be quite overwhelming so lets take it one bite at a time!
The check list for your dream kitchen
- lighter cabinets hide dirt better than the darker ones do.
- While cabinet doors and finishes need careful planning, drawer pulls and knobs are inexpensive and can be changed later.
- Solid wooden cabinets are more desirable than other materials but you don’t have to blow your budget to have them.
Customize your dream kitchen
You can customize your dream kitchen on the basis of your budget, taste and of course your creative skills. Remember the following key points while choosing for a Kitchen cabinet:
Door style – There is a door style for almost every taste, whether it be contemporary, royal, ancient, country-side or modern chic. Intrinsic wood detailing like beading or raised panels are usually more expensive and high maintenance.
Door Mounting – There are various setting options for cabinet doors. Overlay is the most common one where the door is laid over the cabinet case.
Finish – Although solid wood cabinet colors can be left in their natural state it can also be stained in decorative finishes. Popular options are—colour stains, solid stains and antique finish.
Hardware – Hardware plays an important role in enhancing the appeal of a kitchen. It can either blaze a kitchen up or simmer it down.
Cabinet door styles are the most important design element in determining your kitchen’s new look. Lets take a quick sneak-peek at a few styles that have always been in vogue.
Shaker – This door-style is the most common in kitchens today. It is a five-piece, flat-panel style that has its frame made out of four separate pieces and a single flat piece at its center for the fifth piece. Some designers often replace the center panel with other economic materials.
Flat – Owing to its simplicity this one looks classy in a decorative laminate or in its good old wooden texture. The flat panel cabinet style is crisp and does not flaunt any extra detail.
Raised Panel– The center panel of these doors are raised with a profile or contour. Raised panel cabinet doors are extremely popular and work well for traditional and transitional looks.
You could always conjure up your own customized kitchen by mixing up the styles to suit your palate!