Posted on: 28 May 2019
The layout and design of kitchen cabinets affects how organised you can be in your new kitchen and also how it looks, so you need to make decisions carefully. Here are some pointers to selecting the right cabinets.
Make The Cupboards Functional
An excellent way to work out your cabinetry is to sketch a floor-plan and to plot where the cupboards will go and how many you need. A good design will make day-to-day life using the kitchen flow. Pots, pans and saucepans are most conveniently stored beside the oven. Food storage items are handier when close to the fridge, and cooking elements are most natural to get to when near the food preparation benchtop. While upper cupboards provide extra storage, they can be difficult to reach and so are best reserved for less used items, for instance for Christmas or holiday plastic ware or plates.
To create a minimalist kitchen, consider custom-built cabinets to house appliances, such as toasters or microwaves, and also the rubbish bin. This will increase bench space and reduce clutter for a streamlined look. Also, long gone are the days of reaching to the back of dark, inaccessible cupboards. Slide out draws allow for easy access right to the back. Lazy Susans or corner drawers make all areas more user-friendly.
Select A Cabinet Style
After you have worked out the layout of the cabinetry, you are then left with design choices. Start with defining your kitchen's style. Is it modern, traditional or funky? Based on that, you then choose a door style. A flat-front door profile creates a minimal smooth wall of cabinets for a modern look. Whereas, a recessed centre panel door gives a multi-layered, more traditional feel. Material choices range from solid timber to laminated particle board.
Consider the best shades to compliment your overall colour scheme when engaging custom joinery services. Lighter hues throughout the kitchen, including the cabinetry, give a more spacious, open feel. For a bolder effect, think about colours that contrast with the walls, countertops and flooring, such as dark grey cabinets in a background of whites and creams. You could employ a two-toned effect for the cabinetry, with lighter-toned upper cupboards and darker-toned lower cabinets. Remember to compare the hues against the benchtops and other elements and in the light of your kitchen for the most accurate result. This will help you to coordinate everything for the best overall design.
Talk with custom joinery services to get precisely what you want for your kitchen.Share