When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners tend to spend more time obsessing about what kind of cabinets they’re going to put in than just about anything else. It’s not just the type of cabinet but where they’re going to be put, how big they are, what they’re going to be made of and if they have enough room for all the dinnerware, the silverware, pots and pans, dry goods and all the other oddments that go into the proper running of a kitchen.
Fortunately, a homeowner can turn to an excellent kitchen remodel contractor like Greenwood Kitchen Remodel to narrow down their options when it comes to choosing cabinets. At the same time, the company can help their customer realize the kitchen of his or her dreams.
The cabinet comes in a basic case that can be framed or frameless. Both types have benefits and drawbacks.
A cabinet with a frame is easier to fit into a space that’s not perfectly level or plumb, which is most kitchens that aren’t brand new. On the other hand they’re narrower than frameless cabinets and so their drawers and pull out shelves also need to be narrower. The source of a framed cabinet’s strength is in the frame, while the frameless cabinet gets its strength from its back and corner joints, so these need to be made strong.
Doors and drawers also work a bit differently in framed and frameless cabinets. A framed cabinet can have an inset drawer and inset doors and can have pull-out or fixed shelves. A frameless cabinet can usually have a full or flush overlay drawer and a full overlay door whose hinges are adjustable. Inset doors and drawers are flush with the frame and cost more than overlay doors and drawers.
When it comes to cabinet hardware the varieties seem very nearly countless. They can be bin pulls, knobs, wire pulls or thumb pulls. Some pulls can be recessed or a door can be fitted with an invisible catch. They can be made out of chrome, oil-rubbed bronze or nickel and brushed metals. Knobs that are made out of faceted glass or porcelain can be especially elegant. All hardware should be proportional so that they don’t disappear or overwhelm the cabinets.
Accessories can include split drawers, appliance garages, pull-out shelves made for spices and drawers that are especially deep and wide for dinnerware or pots and pans.