Sep. 28 2023

Unlocking the Perfect Kitchen Cabinets: A Deep Dive into Cost, Durability, and Functionality

by Isabella Borrelli

The kitchen is the heart of every home. It's the place where we cook, eat, and gather to create lifelong memories. At Innovative Home Renovations, we understand the importance of having a functional and stylish kitchen that fits the needs of your family. If you've been dreaming about a kitchen remodel, then you've come to the right place. In this blog, we'll go deep into the world of kitchen cabinets and explore the factors you need to consider before investing in them.

1. Costs

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, cost is always a factor. Cabinets can account for up to 40% of your total budget. The good news is that you can find affordable options that fit your budget. Stock cabinets are the most economical option, but they come in limited sizes and finishes. Semi-custom cabinets, on the other hand, provide more flexibility in terms of customization but come at a higher cost. Custom cabinets are the most expensive but offer unlimited possibilities, including unique finishes, sizes, and styles.

See also: How to Avoid Blowing Your Budget on Your New Kitchen Remodel

2. Durability 


Kitchen cabinets should last for many years without showing signs of wear and tear. Consider the materials used in making the cabinets. Solid wood is the most durable and long-lasting, but it's also the most expensive. Plywood and particleboard are more affordable options but are less durable and may not withstand the test of time. Look for cabinets with a strong joinery, such as dovetail joints, for maximum durability.

See also: Crafting Your Dream Kitchen: Unveiling Your Must-Have Cabinet Features

3. Functionality


A functional kitchen is all about the layout and organization. Consider your cooking style and how you use your kitchen. If you're an avid cook, you might want to invest in cabinets with pull-out shelves and drawers for easy access to your cookware. If you're short on space, consider cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling for extra storage. You can also add features like built-in spice racks, utensil dividers, and pull-out trash cans for added convenience.

See also: Kitchen Cabinet Knobs and Pulls: Adding Charm and Functionality to Your Kitchen


Pro Tip

Consider getting your doors, drawers, and cabinet faces in solid wood and your cabinet boxes in plywood/ particle board. 


4. Style

The cabinets can make or break the look of your kitchen. Choose a style that suits your taste and complements the rest of your home decor. Traditional cabinets feature raised panels and intricate detailing, while modern cabinets have clean lines and a minimalist design. You can also choose from a variety of finishes, such as natural wood, painted, or laminate. Remember to keep in mind the overall theme of your kitchen.

See also: Your Guide to the 6 Top Seattle Kitchen Design Styles

5. Maintenance


Kitchen cabinets require regular maintenance to keep them looking like new. Consider the upkeep required for the material you choose. Natural wood cabinets in a stain finish need periodic cleaning and waxing to maintain their shine. Solid color cabinets are easier to maintain and require only a wipe-down with a damp cloth. Ask your interior designer about the maintenance requirements of each material before making a decision.

Install The Cabinets of Your Dreams

Choosing the right cabinets is just one of the many decisions you'll make when designing your dream kitchen. From cost and durability to style and maintenance, taking the time to consider the details will pay off in the long run, whether you choose pullout shelves or deep drawers, a modern or minimalist design. A professional installation and kitchen renovation is just a call away. Click here to contact us and schedule a meeting with our design-build team today.


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