Map out your storage
The first item on your kitchen cabinetry to-do list should be to sort out your storage.
Take stock of your current storage situation: Which cabinets do you use most often? Where are the high traffic areas? By figuring out how you use your current kitchen, you’ll be in a better position to pick new cabinets and position them in the new space.
Pick a cabinet style
There’s no end to the options when it comes to cabinetry, with numerous styles well-suited to both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
You’ll likely come across the terms ‘custom’ and ‘semi-custom’ when researching different cabinet options. Custom cabinets are designed for you specifically as well as the kitchen space you’ve got available. Semi-custom cabinets are more limited in terms of style, but a cabinet maker or builder will be able to tailor them to fit your kitchen.
Think about the material and finish you want
With an idea of the cabinet style you’d like to use in your kitchen, it’s time to turn our attention to material and finish – and there a number of options.
Material options include solid wood, laminated boards, particle boards, manufactured boards and plywood. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but what’s most important is the finish you apply.
High gloss and matt are two of the most popular finishes today, with high gloss giving your kitchen a shiny, reflective look. Matt, on other hand, is more muted, but also more resistant to marks and scratches.