A professional interior designer’s goal is to not only help your kitchen or bath look great, but to also have each space function properly according to your needs. One of the primary challenges in designing these spaces is the selection of cabinetry.
There are hundreds of cabinetry lines available in everyone’s price range. So, how do you choose the right cabinet line for your home? It’s a mind-boggling process when you realize just how many cabinet lines there currently are on the market today. It can be even more overwhelming when you discover that it’s quite common for cabinet lines to have several divisions within each of their own product lines. With so many cabinet lines to choose from, how do you start the selection process?
Step 1: Establish a budget
Cabinet lines are available in every price range. A budget will determine what cabinet lines you can afford.
Step 2: Ask yourself, what cabinet features are important to you
Is it the construction, the finish, or the door style? For some homeowners, good basic construction works; for others, intricate designs and craftsmanship is on their cabinet wish list.
Let’s take an example. Shiloh produces all-wood constructed (no particle board) kitchen and bath cabinetry in over 250 different colors and finishes. When Shiloh products are on sale, glazes are available at no upcharge, there is free delivery, and free full extension drawers with Blumotion soft close along with free doors with soft close. If you upgrade Shiloh Cabinets to maple, there won’t be an additional cost. There is only a minimal increase if you upgrade to cherry cabinetry.
Step 3: Consider where you are purchasing your cabinets
It is important to reflect on and answer these questions for yourself honestly. Does the store have a comforting feeling? Do you like the variety of cabinets this store offers? What are their strong points in each cabinet line? Do they offer installation? Do they have designers who really care about your project? Just as important, ask yourself, what are the strong points of the company whose selling those cabinets?
The company you choose to work with in selecting your cabinets should have in-depth product knowledge. They should know the strong points of a cabinet line, the design options, and which hardware choices work best with your selection. Expect the designers you work with to have years of experience to help you find the best options and to steer you away from inferior products. A good designer will also be budget conscious and show you how to stretch your dollars, delivering more than you expected.
For example, at the Kitchen Ideas Center + Design, professional design staff pride themselves on knowing the strong points of each cabinet line. Designers have years of experience knowing which cabinet line will match best with your budget and cabinet expectations. Cabinet design not only looks great, but functions they way you want and need it to!
Selecting and installing new cabinetry is a major investment, so you want to make sure that you go through the process carefully, selecting products and placing them thoughtfully in your home. In this way, you not only achieve workable space that looks fantastic, you add immeasurable value to your home.