Choosing Kitchen Cabinets Part 2 – First Things First

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This is the second in our series of posts about choosing kitchen cabinets. In this post, we’re going to go over some of the first things to consider when choosing your new cabinets.

How do you use your kitchen?

Thinking about how your cabinets will function in your kitchen will help you decide whether you want to stay with your existing cabinet layout or start over from scratch. For example, does your current layout make the best use of the space? Do you need more storage space? Are the cabinets organized in a way that makes sense to you? If you figure out exactly what you do and don’t like about your current kitchen cabinets, you can solve any existing problems when you’re deciding on the layout for your new cabinets.

What means more to you – style or quality?

Obviously, you want the highest quality, most stylish cabinets your budget will allow. So figuring out what things are most important to you is key when choosing your new kitchen cabinets. Quality materials and construction cost more, as do uncommon woods and special finishes. Before you finalize your decisions, make sure you’re spending your money on the things that are going to make you feel happiest when the job is done.

How long do you plan to stay in your home?

The answer to this question is very important, because it plays a major role in determining how much you may want to invest in your new cabinets. If you plan on staying in your home indefinitely, it may be worth spending a bit more for better construction or higher-quality materials. On the other hand, if you’re installing new kitchen cabinets for the purpose of reselling your home, you may want to go for cabinets that are attractive and functional, but less expensive.

Next time: Choosing Kitchen Cabinets Part 3 – Door Types

1 thought on “Choosing Kitchen Cabinets Part 2 – First Things First”

  1. My wife and I are wanting to remodel our kitchen later this year, so thanks for the tips on choosing cabinets. I like your point about spending more on cabinets if you plan on living in the house a long time. We plan on being in this house for awhile, so I think we can safely invest in quality cabinets.

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