Dreaming of new kitchen cabinets? What about a full kitchen makeover? As the 2020 holidays are coming to a close, many Colorado Springs residents are turning their attention back to home renovations. If you’ve looked online at your options (and who hasn’t?), you’ll soon realize that choosing a style and the right materials for your kitchen can be tough.
When you begin looking for the best kitchen cabinets in Colorado Springs, here are five tips to help you make a choice you’ll love for years to come.
1. Consider Your Kitchen Layout
Before you begin looking at colors and design, think about the function of your kitchen cabinets. If you are working with a small kitchen, be sure to check out new the latest options available, such as counter-depth appliances, to-the-ceiling cabinets, carousel corner cabinets, pull-out cabinets with drawers, and other space-saving choices that can maximize limited space.
Make a list of what you plan to store in your kitchen and plan your layout. A designer that specializes in kitchen cabinets can prove invaluable at this stage of your planning.
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2. Choose Your Cabinet Material
When choosing your kitchen cabinets, the materials you use will contribute to both style and functionality. The most popular choice remains solid wood, but you also have to choose what type of wood.
Some options include red oak, white oak, cherry, hickory, birch, hard maple, pine, and ash. Other choices include MDF, stainless steel, PVC, laminates, and wood veneers.
3. Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets
After choosing the material for your kitchen cabinets, it’s time to pick the type of cabinets. The two most common options are framed and frameless cabinets.
Customarily, kitchens in Colorado Springs feature framed cabinets A face “frame” attaches to the front of the cabinet box. Hinges and doors attach to the frame, usually allowing more flexibility in sizes and modifications.
Frameless cabinets offer a more contemporary design. The face frame is eliminated and the hinges attach directly to the cabinet box and give you more space inside the cabinets.
4. Pick a Cabinet Style
Probably one of the most enjoyable parts about selecting kitchen cabinets is choosing your style. Some examples of popular styles are shaker, modern, contemporary, and traditional transitional cabinets.
You can choose cabinets with different door profiles such as raised arch, recessed miter, slab, and recessed square. Some cabinet doors even have different styles of glass inserts. You’ll also need to decide whether your cabinets will run all the way to the ceiling and have crown molding.
5. Choose Cabinet Finishes
Finally, what about your kitchen cabinet finishes to get the best result? Again, you have tons of options. Painted kitchen cabinets are very popular in 2020 and the trend is expected to stick around for several years.
If you want a timeless finish, you can choose white or shades of grey. But many are also opting for bright colors to add a decorative touch to their kitchen. And, don’t forget to choose the right pulls, knobs, and handles to create a beautiful and stylish look.
Stunning Kitchens Start With Great Kitchen Cabinets
Are you thinking about upgrading the kitchen in your Colorado Springs home? If so, you’ll have many options for kitchen cabinets to get the look, feel, and function you want from your project. Since 1989, Designer Kitchens has helped homeowners throughout the Colorado Springs area with all phases of the kitchen design and remodel process. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Certified Kitchen Designers to learn more about your options.