As kitchen and bathroom remodeling specialists, the team at Fabrizio Kitchen & Bath knows how important it is for homeowners to make the right decisions for their families when it comes to selecting features and finishes. After all, if you aren’t planning to put your home on the market right away, you are likely to live with your choices for years to come. Over the years, we’ve worked with dozens of homeowners who need assistance picking the perfect kitchen cabinets for their spaces. This has led us to develop a great deal of knowledge in this area. As you read this guide, you will learn more about the process you’ll need to go through in order to select kitchen cabinets that meet all of your needs.
Before you do anything else, you should spend some time taking stock of the overall style of your home. This is especially true if you’re only remodeling the kitchen. If you don’t make a point of working the new space into the existing decor in other areas, it may look disjointed in the end. Perhaps, for example, your home has a very traditional style, you should probably avoid a cold, ultra-modern kitchen and instead go with something timeless, yet still contemporary.
The days and weeks prior to a kitchen renovation project make for the ideal time to really assess the types of storage your family needs. If, for instance, you found yourself constantly running out of pantry space due to your kitchen’s previous layout, focusing on adding a large, walk-in pantry should probably be a priority for you. Or, if you lack storage space for cleaning supplies, holiday decorations, and other miscellaneous items elsewhere in your home, adding a closet or two during your kitchen remodel is a great idea.
It is also critical to note that today’s cabinet manufacturers offer drawers and shelving units designed specifically for various needs. You may, for example, decide that a pull-out drawer offering baking sheet and pot lid storage is a necessity in your new kitchen. Or, you may find yourself drawn to a shelf that has been crafted especially for spice storage. Remember, these features can add to the total cost of your kitchen cabinets, so factor in everything you’re considering before making any purchase commitments.
While white and off-white cabinets have been having a design moment for the past few years, other, more unexpected, hues are beginning to take center stage. Forest green and navy blue, for example, both look great with neutral walls and gold hardware. There’s nothing wrong, of course, with sticking to a timeless look like white, oak, or walnut for your cabinets, but don’t be afraid to find a finish that really speaks to you. After all, you are the one who will be looking at your cabinets every day, so it’s important for you to love them!
It is, however, worth noting that if you intend to sell your home in the near future, a classic look is best. Potential buyers want to be able to see themselves living in the space and not everyone loves colorful cabinets. If you aren’t sure how to best maximize your home value, consult with your real estate agent or with a professional home stager.
If you are ready to start seriously talking about your kitchen remodeling job, contact our showroom at your earliest convenience. Here at Fabrizio Kitchen & Bath, we look forward to getting to know you and learning more about your project. Our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and, if needed, to help you choose kitchen cabinets that suit your lifestyle, tastes, and budget.