February 1, 2023
Take into consideration the way you use your cabinets when redesigning your kitchen
A kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It’s where the family gathers, memories are made, and delicious meals are whipped up. These days, everyone wants a kitchen that is functional, appealing, and efficient.
Types Of Kitchen Cabinets
Base cabinets are built to create convenience and are the most installed cabinets in a kitchen. A base cabinet is typically 2′ deep (sometimes referred to as arm’s length) and 3′ tall (almost waist height for most adults). Add a good countertop and you’ve got the perfect height for cooking, chopping, dining, and mingling. A 40″ bar height cabinet, peninsula, or island may also be strategically placed to provide a visual barrier between rooms or hide a messy coffee or sink area. Base cabinets are great for storing larger items like pots and pans and small appliances.
Because these cabinets are lower and may be inconvenient for someone with back problems to access, you can add pull-out shelves to make them more accessible. There are plenty of ideas out there to add organizational products to keep a drawer from becoming a cluttered nightmare.
Wall Cabinets & Cupboards
Because the top kitchen cabinets are often shallower than base cabinets, you’ll have a workspace to see what you’re doing on the counter. These cabinets are deep enough for a dinner plate, a row of glasses, or food items and allow easy accessibility. The upper level of the cabinets may require a step stool and are a good place to store kitchen items that are less used (like holiday dinnerware). These cabinets can also be made much more efficient by adding sliding shelves and spice rack pull-outs.
Pantry items and brooms are housed in 7′ tall cabinets. To make access to goods and stored culinary tools easier, pantry cabinets are frequently equipped with pull-out shelves and fitted storage racks. The pantry is usually organized to allow food items that are used often to be arranged in a way they can be accessed easily while food items or appliances that are not used often are stored on top. Shelving can range in size to accommodate various items. Other organizational tools like hooks can also be mounted in the pantry to accommodate brooms and aprons to keep them upright and out of the way.
There are other cabinets with specified forms, such as the sink base cabinet. Corner cabinets and island counter cabinets, for example, are custom-made to fit the area. Use Lazy Susan shelves, corner drawers, or a bi-fold door to maximize the storage capacity of a corner cabinet area. Cabinets with a wine bottle rack are useful, and customized hutch cabinets may store special occasion linens and silver.
Remodeling Your Kitchen
Remodeling your kitchen allows you to optimize the flow of activities in the heart of your house while also increasing storage and efficiency. Working with a designer from the beginning may assist guarantee that your goals are addressed and that the job is completed on time and within budget.
Installing new cabinets might be comparable to purchasing a vehicle. There are low-cost solutions for fixing what isn’t working, high-quality replacement options, and custom-made options for higher prices. And adding a design element like Shaker-style cabinets or glass-front cabinets can bring added beauty to your home.