5 Shopping Tips when Choosing Custom Cabinetry for Your Kitchen

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It’s time! You are finally doing that dream kitchen renovation for your Findlay and Lima area home and have started looking at finishes. While you might have a vision of how you want your cabinetry to appear, you need to take in a few other considerations before deciding on which ones to order. The custom countertop and cabinetry pros at Legacy Marble & Granite are here to help with some quick shopping tips.

1. Select Cupboards and Drawers that Function for You

Whether you are building a new kitchen or updating your old one, you likely have a pet peeve regarding how your pots are stored, where the knives go, or a missing shelf for spices. Before selecting a line of cabinets, make a wish list of how you want yours to work. Your designer will incorporate your needs into the plan before you start building. Upgrades may include:

  • Drawers for pots and pans
  • Vertical storage for baking sheets
  • Spice cupboard next to the stove
  • Racks for wine glasses
  • Appliance garage with power outlets
  • Utensil drawers with dividers

2. Quality Hardwood Construction Pays You Back Over Time

Next on your list is selecting the construction of your cabinetry. You may see two sets of similar cabinets, but they vary widely in their pricing. Units that are commonly sold at big box stores can be made out of particle board, plywood, and other less durable materials. Their construction is hidden by veneers and laminates, but over time can suffer from fatigue and moisture damage.

Ask your cabinetry supplier to show you a sample of the wood used for the base construction and request warranty information upfront. Solid hardwood construction remains one of the most hardworking materials.

3. Open Shelving or Glass Door Fronts?

How do you picture your collection of pint glasses or stemware being displayed in the new kitchen? Maybe your family is still juggling a world of sippy cups that are best hidden behind closed doors. Now is the time to decide if your upper cabinets will feature open shelves for easy access, glass doors to reduce dust, or solid door panels to conceal your clutter.

This choice is all about how you live in your kitchen and how you want it to appear to guests.

4. Choosing the Shapes and Style that Works with Your Entire Design

Now that you have a good idea of how you want your cabinets to function, it’s time to consider how they will appear. A simple flat panel with sleek pulls creates a minimal, contemporary vibe. Elaborate crown molding and sculpted fronts work with a traditional feel. Recessed panels can offer cathedral and bead board detailing. This is where you bring your Pinterest collections and mood boards to the showroom to find a style that matches yours.

5. Cabinetry Color and Finish are Your Final Decision

Your last decision is color. When working with hardwood cabinetry, you have the option of showing off the natural wood grain, choosing a solid color, or anything in between. If you simply seal oak or maple without using a stain, the doors will darken with age. But you can achieve an instant vintage appeal using stains and painting techniques.

Remember to compare the color of your cabinets with flooring, countertops, tile, and appliances to create a unified space.

Explore All the Possibilities at a Dazzling Showroom

If you are in the greater Lima and Findlay, OH area and want to see for yourself the beauty of a custom kitchen completed with quality cabinetry and a bespoke countertop, give the folks at Legacy Marble & Granite a ring. They will personally escort you through their showroom loaded with life-size examples of their products and work with you to achieve a gorgeous result. Click or call today.

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