Choosing Kitchen Cabinets Part 1 – Getting Started

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Today’s post is the first in a series of posts about choosing kitchen cabinets. We’ve decided to create this series because choosing the right kitchen cabinets can be the most stress-inducing part of your entire kitchen project.

It’s not hard to understand why making this decision can keep you up nights since kitchen cabinets can account for about 50% of your total project budget. But there’s really no need to worry unduly over the cost of your new kitchen cabinets, because there are cabinet choices available to fit virtually any budget.

While it’s true that the price of some top-of-the-line kitchen cabinets can be out of reach for many homeowners, there are plenty of good-quality, affordable cabinets on the market that will both look good and give you years of use.

Since your cabinets are usually the first things you notice when you enter your kitchen, they play a huge role in the overall ambience of the room. So it follows that many homeowners start their decision-making process by choosing colors, finishes and door styles.

But before you decide on how your kitchen cabinets are going to look, you should think carefully about how you use your cabinets. This will help you to determine a number of important factors, such as how much storage space you’re going to need, and what kind of options you may want to incorporate. Do you truly need features like soft-close hinges, lazy Susans or full-extension drawers? Your answer can make a big difference to your budget.

Next time: Choosing Kitchen Cabinets Part 2 – First Things First

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