The first thing that most people notice when they enter a kitchen is the kitchen cabinets. The choices of your kitchen cabinets are what set the mood and vibe for your kitchen because it covers the most surface area. It takes up a lot of your field of vision as kitchen cabinets are on a vertical plane. Here are some of the items you will need to take into consideration when selecting the best kitchen cabinets for your home.
- The colour
The colour of your kitchen cabinets is what creates the most impact upon entering your kitchen. This actually sets the tone for your kitchen design generally. You can have your kitchen cabinets stained or painted. If you want to make the graining of the wood more visible, then opt for a lighter shade of wood stain. Wood stain shades range from a clear coat just to give it a sheer, glossy look to the darkest cherry red stain. Painted kitchen cabinets tend to be more in the whitish range. Some come in stark white, and some in antique white. For those people who are more into the cottage or contemporary feel, they can opt for this. All of this depends on the colour combined with the style of the kitchen cabinet. Most kitchen cabinet manufacturers offer glazes that can be applied to each kitchen cabinet which can change the colour of a stain or paint slight just to give it more depth and richness. Pro tip: if your kitchen has natural light, perhaps you should opt for lighter coloured kitchen cabinets. It will keep your space light and bright while also making it appear more spacious.
- The style
After the colour of your kitchen cabinet, the next thing you have to take into consideration is the style. If you want more of a contemporary design, ask your kitchen cabinet manufacturer for something more streamlined and basic. The more details and lines and patterns you have on the doors of your kitchen cabinets, the more traditional it will look. Kitchen cabinet doors can either have a flattened centre panel or a raised centre panel.
- The wood type
There are many wood types that kitchen cabinet manufacturers use as mentioned above. It all depends on personal preferences. If you like more graining in your kitchen cabinet, then oak is the way to go. If you want it to be smoother, opt for cherry or maple kitchen cabinets. Different wood types have different undertones and will display the same stain in its own ways.