The ultimate guide to kitchen cabinets
By Shane Downey
No matter how small or large your kitchen is, to how strange the layout might be, with great planning and a great team to help you achieve your goals, you could be well on your way to a practical and beautiful kitchen within weeks. Jam-packed benchtops and impractical storage decisions will soon be a distant memory by following a few simple rules for your kitchen makeover. Here are a few of the ways to create the right style for your home, based on your space, and new and innovative kitchen cabinets.
Working out the new layout of your kitchen is the first crucial step. If your kitchen is small, you should use straight line layouts. If you do have a bit more space to play with however, L-shaped kitchens can be practical and are great for the entertainers.
Work around your large well-used items, like your fridge, oven and dishwasher, and consider where each item will be the most useful. Use their positions as the basis for your cabinet layout. A good rule to live by when adding these large items to your layout, is to keep them at least 2 metres apart from each other to reduce high traffic use chaos.
Make a list of what you like about your current kitchen and what you don’t like. If something works well, you might like to keep the option there after the renovation, maybe just spruced up a bit. An example would be a servery. Serveries were always popular kitchen additions and are even more popular than ever now. They are a practical addition to your kitchen, so if you have one you might want to add modern flair to it, or alter the size or style of it. If your current pantry location or style really works, if you can’t discover any better solutions, you might like to keep it as is.
There are a great range of fantastic customised appliance cabinets available these days for simple solutions to kitchen storage. These types of cabinets make your kitchen look clean and tidy, while remaining completely practical. Well-planned cabinetry can conceal your bench clutter and make your kitchen seem much larger than it is.
DOORS AND DRAWERS
Modern kitchens combine both drawers for lower-level cabinets and doors for higher cabinets. It’s important to use high quality products for your doors and especially your drawers, because cheap items will be both hard to replace, and damage easily. If you are after a sleek clean feel for your kitchen, push-to-open runners on your drawers will deliver clean lines, by remaining handle-free. Although your handles can really make a kitchen stand out (either good or bad) so make sure you choose a style you will be happy with for the life of your kitchen.
The choices are endless when it comes to the finish of your kitchen. Popular choices today range from raw or recycled timbers, bare concrete benchtops, frosted or panelled glass doors, high-resistance thermoformed UV resistant tops and textured or polished timber flooring.
Practicality seems to be the main thought that goes into a kitchen renovation, but remaining practical while working to a budget and having an amazing end product to work with is difficult. If you are stuck for ideas, contact LimeTree Constructions today for some advice.