The Basics Of Installing New Cabinets And Upgrading Your Kitchen

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are planning on replacing or upgrading your kitchen with custom cabinets, it is important to prepare before you begin your project. By learning a thing or two and bracing yourself with tools and materials, you can save yourself a lot of headaches and money over the long run. The following cabinetry guide will help you with these upgrades to your kitchen. 

The Right Cabinetry for Your Kitchen

The first step in choosing new cabinets is to determine the size and shape of your space. You may even want to draw up a rough sketch of how you would like the overall look of your kitchen to be before you start shopping. This will help narrow down your choices and make it easier for you to find something that fits both your budget and design needs.

Once you've decided on the general size and shape of your cabinetry, one thing to consider is whether or not you want vertical or horizontal storage space in your kitchen. Vertical cabinets take up less floor space than horizontal ones do, but they also require more room above them for doors and drawers — so if there isn't enough room available above your cooktop or sink, vertical storage might not be the best option for you at this time.

Another important factor when choosing new cabinetry is durability — especially if you have children or pets who could damage it easily with their constant use! 

The Layout for Your Kitchen

The layout of your kitchen is another decision you will have to consider. Will you have a peninsula or an island? Will you have seating space? Do you want a breakfast bar?

Once you know what appliances and features you want, it's time to think about cabinet styles. Do you want traditional shaker cabinets or something more modern?

If you're planning on adding functional features like pull-out drawers or lazy susans, now is the time to decide where they will go and how they will be accessed.

Once all of these decisions are made, your contractor will be able to determine the size of each cabinet and its placement in relation to other cabinets and appliances.

Prep Your Kitchen

Preparing your kitchen for a new installation is crucial to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Remove all existing cabinets and clean up any debris left behind by this process. Consider hiring a professional installer if the job is too big or complicated for you and your family members.

Adding new cabinets can add value to your home and give you more storage room in your kitchen. Reach out to a cabinetry business, such as Custom Cabinetry Direct, to learn more about your options.


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