Planning a kitchen renovation in your Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast home?
One of the most important considerations for you will be the choice of cabinets. Your decisions will determine not only the style of kitchen you achieve, but the layout, the amount of storage space, the convenience, and durability of your new kitchen.
High quality cabinets can add functionality to your kitchen and ensure that your renovation still looks great years into the future.
Here are the most important aspects of kitchen cabinets to consider when you come to make your choice:
The different cabinet materials
What materials are you going to choose for your cabinets? This is probably your first consideration as it will be a good indicator of style, cost, and durability.
Cabinets can be made of solid timber (usually hardwoods), timber veneer, plywood, particle board, MDF, thrmo-laminated vinyl, or laminex. Glass can be used in some cabinetry too.
One of the most popular choices nowadays is laminated board as it is very cost-effective and durable, with a wide variety of colours available.
Colours and finishes
The large choice of materials available provides an incredible range of colours and finishes for your cabinets.
Wood can be stained a variety of colours and laminate and thermofoil come in a range of colours and patterns.
Many different finishes are also available, adding texture and depth to your cabinets; for example distressed, burnished, painted, highlighted, and glazed finishes.
How much storage space do you need?
Storage is a prime consideration for all your kitchen equipment.
Don’t select your kitchen cabinets without carefully planning out the space you need for pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, and appliances – all the things that will be staying or that you will buying new. If you are pushed for space, look at what creative storage solutions are available with your cabinets.
Custom cabinets or stock?
Another major factor will be whether to have a made-to-measure custom kitchen built or go with a stock kitchen. This will depend largely on your budget and the shape and size of your kitchen.
A kitchen renovation should make the best possible use of space, so many homeowners prefer to go with custom or semi-custom cabinets to avoid trying to fit round pegs in square holes!
The finer details
Little details can make a big difference to your kitchen renovation, adding style and functionality.
How are the doors going to open and what handles will you choose? What is the panel design on the cabinets going to be – square, arched, slab, raised or recessed? Special moldings can provide a more customised feel to your kitchen cabinets too.
Choosing great-looking, custom-made kitchen cabinets to last becomes easier if you consider all of the above. With many superb designs available in flat-pack form, it is possible to order and install the highest quality cabinets affordably and conveniently.
Aussie Cut is the leading wholesale supplier of made-to-measure flat pack kitchens in Queensland. We specialise in the manufacture of high quality kitchen cabinets that are precision-cut using the latest technology. Call us on (07) 3889 9577 for more information.