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Need to Knows for Kitchen Cabinet Remodel Projects in 2023

Whether this is your first cabinet remodel project or you already have a few remodel projects under your belt, the following list is an excellent reference for finding out what the essentials of kitchen cabinet remodel are today. Remodelling is a huge undertaking that can be costly and stressful, but it has the potential to significantly increase the value of a home and make your kitchen more comfortable, inviting, and ergonomic. Keeping these 8 main points in mind will help to demystify the process so you know what to expect and how to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible from start to finish with your new cabinets.

1. Online design tools

Many kitchen cabinet companies now offer online design tools that can help you plan and visualize your new kitchen. These tools can be a great way to get an idea of what your new cabinets will look like in your space and can help you make choices about layouts, materials, and finishes.

 

Nelson Cabinetry Free 3D Kitchen Design
Nelson Cabinetry Free 3D Kitchen Design

 

The most seasoned remodelers might not be aware of the advantages that developments in technology offer for kitchen design. There are numerous free kitchen design programs available online. Try out Nelson Cabinetry’s 3D kitchen design tool to get a good sense of what your remodel will look like.

2. Look to purchase cabinets online

Whether you live in a metropolitan center or a small town, you serve to benefit from the selection of cabinets online. Think of all the time you’ll save by not having to drive, stand in line, or wait for assistance on the showroom floor. It’s advisable to look into ready to assemble cabinets because, in addition to offering high quality, they are shipped in flat packs that are less expensive and more convenient than preassembled cabinets.

 

Cabinet prices can range widely, so it pays to do some research before making a purchase. There are a few things to keep in mind when looking for cabinets online:

  • Check for the company’s rating and reviews
  • Make sure the website is secure before entering any credit card information
  • Compare prices between several different sites

 

Once you’ve found a company you’re comfortable with, take a look at their selection and see if they have the style, finish, and materials you’re looking for.

 

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3. Think classic versus trendy

Once you’ve decided on the material for your new cabinets, it’s time to start thinking about style. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the style of your cabinets:

  • The overall style of your kitchen: Traditional, contemporary, or somewhere in between?
  • The layout of your kitchen: What type of layout is most function for your space? Do you want closed cabinets or open shelving?
  • The hardware for your cabinets: Knobs, pulls, or handles?

 

Most popular kitchen styles in 2023
Most popular kitchen styles in 2023

 

Kitchen trends may come and go – so why not stick to a design that stands the test of time? The critics agree that gray or white Shaker cabinets not only match all different styles of flooring, countertops, and appliances but also offer a classic elegance that make for a sound investment.

4. Sturdy construction

There are a wide variety of materials available for kitchen cabinets, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The most important factor to consider is what will look best in your kitchen and how well the material will hold up to wear and tear. Some of the most popular materials for cabinets include:

  • Wood: A classic choice that comes in a variety of species, finishes, and styles. Wood cabinets are strong and durable, but can be susceptible to warping and swelling over time.
  • Laminate: A budget-friendly option that is available in a wide range of colors and styles. Laminate is easy to clean and maintain, but is not as durable as some other materials.
  • Metal: A modern option that can give your kitchen a sleek, industrial look. Metal cabinets are very durable, but can be susceptible to denting and scratching.

 

While shopping around and looking at details about the cabinets you’re interested in, be sure to check out the materials used, particularly for the cabinet box. Plywood is significantly sturdier than particle board and is the sign of a higher-quality product.

5. Cabinets for corners

One of the most challenging aspects of kitchen design is figuring out what to do with all those pesky corners. Corner cabinets are a great way to make use of otherwise wasted space and can offer additional storage for your kitchen. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing corner cabinets:

  • The door style: Consider whether you want doors that swing open or slide open.
  • The shelf style: Would you prefer shelves that are adjustable, or fixed?
  • The finish: What type of finish would complement the rest of your kitchen?

 

There are a few different types of corner cabinets to choose from:

  • Lazy Susan: A classic choice that features two shelves that rotate for easy access to all your items.
  • Blind corner: A great option if you have a lot of corner space to fill. Blind corner cabinets feature one door that opens to reveal two shelves.

 

Lazy Susan vs Blind Corner Cabinet Infographic
Lazy Susan vs Blind Corner Cabinet Infographic

 

When choosing a corner cabinet, be sure to take into account the overall style of your kitchen and the layout of your space. Corner cabinets can be a great way to make use of otherwise wasted space and can offer additional storage for your kitchen.

 

Looking into corner cabinets for kitchens can open up possibilities for your remodel that you hadn’t even imagined. For example, blind corner cabinet systems as well as lazy susan cabinet options can open up or even create a cabinet corner in your kitchen, providing new, innovative storage solutions that may completely transform how you envision your remodel.

6. Comparing RTA cabinets with custom cabinets and preassembled cabinets

There are three main types of cabinets on the market:

  • RTA (Ready to Assemble): These cabinets come in flat packed boxes and must be assembled by the customer. RTA cabinets are a great option for DIYers or those working with a limited budget.
  • Preassembled: These cabinets come fully assembled, but may require some minor installation work (such as attaching hinges and handles). Preassembled cabinets are a good choice for those who want the convenience of ready-to-install cabinets without the higher price tag.
  • Custom: Custom cabinets are made to order and can be designed to fit any space or need. Custom cabinets are the most expensive option, but provide the greatest level of flexibility.

 

Most popular cabinet builds

 

No matter what type of cabinet you choose, be sure to compare the quality of the materials used. Cabinet boxes should be made from plywood, not particle board alone. Thickness matters, too – look for cabinet boxes that are at least 1/2-inch thick.

 

Doors and drawer fronts can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, metal, and glass. Again, thickness is important here – doors should be at least ½-inch thick to avoid warping.

 

Finally, pay attention to the hardware used on the cabinets. Hinges and drawer slides should be heavy duty, preferably soft close, undermount and rated for use with kitchen cabinets. Finish and style options will vary depending on the type of cabinet you choose.

 

RTA cabinets are far and above the most convenient, reliable route to take with a kitchen remodel. High-quality RTA cabinets such as those at Nelson Cabinetry offer advantages that many other cabinets do not, such as solid wood dovetail drawers, wood frame, and cam lock assembly. Custom cabinets can offer these advantages but the price is significantly higher than with their RTA counterparts.

7. Consider the kitchen’s functionality

Is there enough storage room for all the pots and pans, spices, silverware, plates, and dry storage? Would it make sense to add a pantry cabinet with doors, for example, to help organize everything? Is there any way for your kitchen cabinet remodel to better maximize the flow from the three main stations of the kitchen (refrigerator, sink, stove), such as with kitchen refrigerator cabinets or over the stove cabinets? Be sure to check out all the different kitchen cabinet products that are available in order to make the most out of your kitchen storage.

 

Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker L-Shape Kitchen Collection with Wall Open End Shelf and Decorative Base Wall Panels
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker L-Shape Kitchen Collection with Wall Open End Shelf and Decorative Base Wall Panels

 

There are a few extra features you might want to consider adding to your cabinets:

  • Cabinet organizers: These can help you keep your cabinets organized and free of clutter.
  • Drawer dividers: These can help you maximize the space in your drawers and keep things organized.
  • Lazy Susans: These can help you reach items in the back of your cabinets.
  • Soft close hinges: These will make your cabinet doors close more quietly and smoothly.

 

 

8. Vertical space is your friend

In a small kitchen, every square inch counts. That’s why it’s important to make the most of the vertical space in your kitchen cabinets. Adding shelves or Stackable Cabinets can help you increase the storage capacity of your cabinets without taking up any extra floor space.

 

Nelson Cabinetry Pull Out Shelves (Roll Out) for Base and Pantry Cabinets

 

Too often, the focus of a kitchen cabinet remodel centers on the main appliances. Be sure to account for the upper areas, too. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets for the kitchen create an impressive, modern visual effect in addition to providing even more functional areas.

Final Thoughts

Once your cabinets are installed, it’s time to sit back and enjoy your new kitchen! You’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of having new cabinets, like increased storage space and a refreshed look for your home. Thanks for reading, and we hope this guide has helped you in your kitchen cabinet remodelling journey.

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