Many Las Vegas homeowners dream of upgrading their kitchens. Whether it’s for purposes of improving the floorplan, increasing storage options, or simply changing the style and feel of the space, a kitchen makeover is a great way to give the whole house a bit of a facelift. However, there are easily more components in the kitchen to consider than nearly any other room in the house when you’re doing a renovation, so it’s generally a significant undertaking. And if you really want it to turn out the way you want, you need to thoughtfully consider each component.
One of the most effective ways to make a major impact in the kitchen? New cabinets with Reviving Vegas of course! Call us (702) 844-9090. But there are several things you need to consider before agreeing to just any design. Some would say that the cabinets are even the “backbone of the kitchen,” so you want to be sure that this design element is not only aesthetically pleasing but that it also serves its purpose for you and your household. Use these suggestions as a guide to help you choose the right cabinets for your space.
One of the first things you need to decide as you begin thinking about new cabinetry is whether or not you want or need to change the function of your kitchen. For most people this decision revolves around storage – one of the major problems cabinets solve. As you brainstorm ways to tweak the function and layout of your kitchen, it may be helpful to ask yourself a few questions:
• Is your current space lacking storage or effective organization?
• Do you prefer cabinets, drawers, or a combination of both?
• Do you need a better solution for garbage/recycling?
• Can you better utilize counter space with built-ins for small appliances?
• Which items do you use most and want easy access to?
Considering your answers to these questions can help you begin to map out where you’ll store things in your finished kitchen to make sure you have enough space.
Once you’ve decided on functionality, you can consider what selection options you want and/or need for your upgraded kitchen. Your options include stock, custom, and semi-custom. Stock cabinets are generally the fastest and most cost effective, as they are made in specific sizes and finishes and mass produced. However, custom or semi-custom tend to offer you more options. Semi-custom cabinets give you the ease of stock cabinetry with a little more flexibility to customize certain size aspects and finish details. And while custom kitchen cabinets are generally the most expensive, they deliver the most unique design components. Being custom-built to your specifications, however, this type of cabinetry may take several weeks to even months from start to finish.
If cabinets are the backbone of the kitchen, then the door style is the face. The type of door you choose will begin to define the overall look and feel of the kitchen even before you consider things like color and finish. When it comes to doors, there is pretty much something for everyone – from modern to classic and even somewhere in-between. But, again, keep in mind that your choice of stock versus custom will play a role in the options available. Another thing to consider when choosing the style of door for your kitchen cabinets is the style of the rest of your house. You want to make sure that the kitchen flows with the rest of your home. Don’t feel the need to make everything match precisely, but at least choose something that has the overall same feel or theme as your home.
The color or finish of your custom cabinets will also play a part in the overall design of your room. Your choices regarding finish can also have an impact on longevity of your cabinets – both in terms of style or trendiness as well as upkeep and maintenance. Light neutrals and classic wood finishes are typically best for increasing the value of your home. However, greys and whites are still pretty classic and popular as well. When you’re considering finish, also be sure to choose something that compliments the other design components in the room.
One of the last considerations you’ll want to make in your kitchen is the type of hardware you want. This component is often considered the “finishing touch” on the kitchen, but it still makes a big difference in the overall feel and function of the space. For example, you wouldn’t want a blocky, modern handle on a simple, classic door. You should also keep the finish the same on the hardware throughout the space.
Choosing the right cabinetry for your new kitchen can be a daunting task, even with the help of Reviving Vegas. With the right tools and a knowledgeable team supporting you, though, it doesn’t have to be. Use these tips as a guide to get you started, and consider scheduling an in-home consultation for your renovation today.