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Kitchen Design 101

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As the heart of the home, the kitchen is often considered the most important room. A well-designed space can make cooking, dining, and entertaining a joy.  While a poorly planned one can cause frustration. The cabinet buying process may seem a tad overwhelming. But don’t worry, with our years of experience we’re here to help you navigate through the process with ease. In this article, we’ll share essential tips on what to look for when buying kitchen cabinets.

Set a budget and prioritize

Before you begin the buying process, it’s essential to set a budget and prioritize your needs. Knowing your budget will help you make more informed decisions when comparing options. Determine what features are most important to you and allocate your budget accordingly.

Consider your kitchen layout

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When it comes to kitchen design, your kitchen layout plays a significant role in knowing the options. Consider the size and shape of your kitchen, the location of appliances, and the available storage space. Our kitchen design experts can help you visualize what your new dream kitchen will look like before the first door is ordered.

How to choose the right cabinet material

Kitchen cabinets come in various materials, such as solid wood, plywood, MDF, and particleboard. Each material has its pros and cons, so research and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. Also, consider the style of your cabinets. From traditional to modern, there are lots of design options available. Make sure to choose a cabinet style that complements the overall design of your home.

How to pick the perfect countertop material

Countertops are available in a wide range of materials. Including granite, quartz, marble, laminate, and more. Each material has different characteristics, such as durability, heat resistance, and maintenance requirements. Consider your lifestyle and how much wear and tear your countertops will be exposed to when choosing the right material.

Evaluate kitchen functionality

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Functionality is an important step when designing your new kitchen. Look for cabinets with adjustable shelves for different sized pots and pans. Low-cost upgrade options like soft-close hinges. Full-extension drawers for easy access to silverware. For countertops, consider factors such as scratch resistance, heat resistance, and ease of cleaning.

Compare prices and warranties

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, compare prices and warranties across different manufacturers. Look for competitive pricing and solid warranties that cover any potential issues. Don’t forget to factor in installation costs when comparing prices.

Work with a professional

While it’s possible to plan and design a kitchen on your own, working with a professional kitchen designer can save you time, money, and potential headaches. A designer can help you optimize your kitchen layout. While helping you choose the right materials and styles.

In conclusion, the kitchen remodel buying process doesn’t have to be intimidating. You’re now better equipped to make decisions that result in a beautiful and functional kitchen you’ll love for years to come. Remember, patience and research are key.  Please contact us if you have any questions. 

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