Choosing kitchen cabinets is most likely the most stressful decision you’ll make when designing a custom kitchen in Melbourne.
It has a big impact on your budget along with how your kitchen design will look.
They’re one of the first things you see when you walk in to a kitchen and have a big influence on the overall mood of the room.
Cabinets can consume your kitchen renovation budget. Since this is one of the major investments in your home, we will run through some of the available options below and help you make a choice with confidence.
Match your personality with your Design
Your kitchen style plays a big role in the type of cabinets you choose – it effectively influences the look and feel of your kitchen.
Let’s say, you want a contemporary kitchen design, then European style cabinets are a perfect fit.
Regardless of which way you go, finding the right kitchen design will help you focus on the available choices, but as always you can talk to one of our friendly Melbourne kitchen designers for assistance in choosing the right finish.
Tip#2: What’s more important – Aesthetic appeal or Durability?
You’ve probably been flipping through magazines and browsing kitchen designs online, but let’s face it, sometimes they can be very expensive. But your dream kitchen can be achieved – just be realistic. If you’re on a tight budget, it may not be possible to have top-end products, such as a painted finish on the kitchen cabinets or a deluxe range of stone. However, there are many products that you can choose to still give you the designer look. Our kitchen designers can show you how to be smart when allocating your budget between quality expensive materials and aesthetic items like door styles, finishes and decoration. Usually there are a variety of high-quality, durable and affordable materials available.
Tip#3: Types of kitchen cabinets
Replacing your cabinets is not just for embellishment — it’s also your chance to customise your storage, with space for every utensil, dish, food, pot and pan. When choosing kitchen cabinets, consider these types:
- Stock – Stock cabinets are pre-manufactured in definite sizes, usually 3″ increments, with few, if any, options for customisation except some limited choices the manufacturer might offer. They are off-the-shelf products in a limited range of styles.
- Semi-Custom – Semi-custom cabinets are like stock in that they’re also pre-manufactured but come with extensive options and sizes. In other words, you have some customisation choices.
- Custom – Custom cabinets are built to your specifications, with no limitation on size, style choice, wood grade or finish. Custom Cabinetry allows for a kitchen that fits into your space – rather than trying to make it fit and have to compromise.
There are many things that affect the price of a kitchen cabinet: manufacturer, its quality, door material, door style and finish, storage selections and accessories, the number of cabinets needed. Let our kitchen designers work with you to find a perfect balance no matter what your budget is.
There are many factors that will enter into your final decision on the cabinets you choose in your modern kitchen design. But keeping design and function in mind will guarantee that you get kitchen cabinets that not only look stunning, but are completely efficient for your lifestyle as well.
Considering your own kitchen project? Check out our Essential Guide to Renovating your Kitchen