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3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING KITCHEN CABINETS

3 IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW WHEN CHOOSING KITCHEN CABINETS

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Kitchen cabinets are the most dominant feature in your kitchen and the first thing the eye looks at. They also take up the most space and will eat up most of your budget. It will save you money and regrets if you take a little extra time to consider exactly what you want and what you need.

1. KNOW THE LINGO

It is important that you understand the difference between stock, semi custom and custom cabinets and it is equally important to make sure that any cabinet contractor you are talking with has the same understanding of those words. Our blog post WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CUSTOM AND STOCK CABINETS? gives more detail on the different terminology used. A good Pasadena cabinet company can offer you the full range of cabinet types. At the top end, custom cabinets allow you to select whatever you want - wood, trim, hardware, personalized storage - but they are not available instantly. Custom cabinets made by experienced cabinet makers can take up to 12 weeks to fabricate.

2. PERSONALIZE YOUR STORAGE

The time to decide what personalized storage you want is before you even speak to a kitchen contractor or cabinet company as this will determine the type of cabinets you require. There are many creative storage options that can make life so much easier, such as large drawers to hold pots and pans, and pullout trash cans. Built-in open-storage systems like wine racks and china displays look sharp even when empty. If you are renovating your kitchen, these choices must be part of your overall plan and budget.

3. THINK OF THE FUTURE

You are the one who will be enjoying your new kitchen and you want to love your new cabinets. Don’t be tempted to choose anything too trendy. Strong colors can date and dark wood can make a small space look smaller. Color can always be added with accessories. Decide how long you plan to spend in your home. If you plan to sell within a few years you may want to keep resale in mind as you make your final choices with your cabinet company.