6 Steps: How to Choose Your Kitchen Cabinet Match


Kitchens are the core of a household; the most used room in a home. Some are designed for the culinary queen, others are built to satisfy the man of the house. To decide on the interior style that suites you or your family best, start out with the framework – your kitchen cabinetry. Kitchen cabinets not only store your kitchen utensils but they can really bring the overall look and ambiance of your kitchen together.

Our previous blog post goes into detail about the types of kitchen cabinetry you can choose from, but it didn’t really go in depth with specifics on how to pick the right cabinets for your needs. If you’re looking at investing on kitchen remodeling or just purchasing new cabinetry, be sure to follow these quick tips on how to pick the perfect cabinets for your home.

1) Establish a Budget

Before you even look at new cabinetry, it’s crucial to establish a budget for yourself. Knowing how much you want to spend can help you figure out if you’ll be going to a home improvement store for stock cabinetry, or if you can afford to splurge on custom made cabinetry. A budget can also help you determine the style of cabinetry you can afford, along with the material that’s best suited for your kitchen.

2) Analyze the Lay Out

Not every style of cabinetry will fit perfectly in every kitchen. When looking at your current kitchen layout, ask yourself what will be stored and where, is there anything you want on display, and most importantly what “activities” will be taking place in the kitchen (just cooking, entertaining, etc.).  These questions can help you determine the perfect type of kitchen décor for your home.

3) Consider Cohesiveness

When picking your kitchen cabinetry, it’s important to keep in mind other parts of your household. You want to make sure that the overall appearance of your cabinetry matches the overall look of your house. By creating a sense of cohesiveness, the home will flow better and in the long run can result in a higher value for your home.

4) Determine Your Methods of Upkeep

Not everyone is able to maintain their kitchen on a daily basis. It’s important to keep in mind your methods of upkeep when picking out the cabinetry because certain materials have a tendency to display grime and dust more than others. Build-up on kitchen cabinetry typically comes from a combination of dust and grease from cooking. Although it’s important to clean your kitchen at least a couple times a week, picking cabinet material that is cognizant of your upkeep patterns can help you maintain a great looking kitchen year round!

5) A Perfect Finish

Picking the perfect finish is another step in determining the best kitchen cabinets for your needs. If you’re on a tight budget, you might not be able to afford authentic wood. If that’s the case, you should consider a vinyl or laminate finish (these products look like real wood but cost a fraction of the price). While keeping these tips in mind, finding the perfect finish for your kitchen cabinets is a great way to tie your whole kitchen together.

6) Seek Professional Guidance

Although you can decide what types of cabinets work for your kitchen on your own, seeking professional help can be a huge weight off your shoulders. From determining what cabinetry fits your budget to evaluating what cabinetry fits your specific kitchen layout, a cabinet expert with experience in kitchen remodeling and custom cabinetry will be able to help you through the entire process and make this somewhat stressful task easy.

Mr. Cabinet Care is a leader in kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling and cabinet refacing in Irvine, Newport, Laguna, and surrounding areas. We maintain a high reputation in custom cabinets and have been voted #1 as a Family Owned Kitchen Cabinet Company seven years in a row!

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