Many homeowners interested in remodeling their home or having a custom home built for them realize the importance of having a nice kitchen. Every aspect of the kitchen matters as it’s a space that not only ought to look nice, but should function flawlessly. For any family, being able to access their kitchen easily—both in terms of cooking and also as a space for entertaining, working in, or studying in—is an absolute necessity. Let’s take a look at four things you need to know about kitchen cabinets before you begin shopping.
Many cabinets these days include user-friendly options like extension roll-out shelves to make getting those items in the back easier for you. Bigger drawers in low base cabinets can hold your pots, pans, and dry goods or even work as a recycling bin. Using these features can make aging in place a more realistic option for you as well, considering how much of a quality of life improvement it is. Make your cabinets suitable for whatever your personal needs are.
Familiarize Yourself With Jargon
There are a lot of buzzwords thrown around in the cabinetry world. You’ll hear terms like “stock” and “semicustom” cabinets. Stock cabinets are those that are mass produced, which results in lower prices, fast delivery, and many accessory options. Semicustom options are going to offer you more choices in terms of finishes, styles, and sizes. Lastly, completely custom cabinets—while being the most expensive and time-consuming option—give you the most freedom in terms of design decisions.
Be Ready For the Future
Before you head out of the door of your cabinet supplier, remember that your kitchen cabinets are going to inevitably be damage. Pick up a repair kit which will include the basics: color wax, markers, and putty to cover set nails or repair any dings that may occur. You’ll also want to buy extra hinges and drawer-slide systems because over time, you’ll notice these items wearing out.
Use the Right Screws
Using drywall screws can mean disaster for your cabinets. What you want to use are 2½-inch deck screws with cabinet washers on them to attach your kitchen cabinets to studs. In most situations, you’ll want to screw through the support beams that run horizontally on the bottoms and tops of your cabinets. Be sure your cabinets are joined together and ensure the seams between them are tight.
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