Tips on Home Cabinet Design

The cabinets in our homes help organize our life. You store your personal belongings in them, you place stuff on top of them,and you even wash, cook, clean, and watch T.V with them. Cabinets are vital to all these everyday activities. Just try a few of these tasks without cabinets, it’s not very enjoyable. There are many different types of cabinets, but they all function as they were intended. Cabinets can be placed in many parts of the home, for example kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, media cabinets, bookcases, garage cabinets, desks, wet bar cabinets, outdoor kitchen cabinets, the list goes on.

In order to start planing your own kitchen there are a few things that you should do. The cabinet builder will know a lot of information about cabinet design, so ask questions, and take notes. Do research and get pictures. The internet is a great place for this as there are thousands of cabinets you can view on line. Magazines are another great source of pictures and helpful information. Once you have collected all of this information, make a journal to help you organize everything.

Next you will need to decide on the layout. There are numerous ways to layout cabinets. Kitchens and wet bar cabinets will need appliances, this is one of the first things you should consider shopping for. The builder will need detailed measurements of the appliances you pick out in order to start the construction of your cabinets. Media cabinets will also need TV hole size measurements. Other components may also need to be measured to assure they fit in standard cabinet layouts. Once you have decided on appliances it’s time to figure out were everything will go. Stove, cook top, refrigerator, sink, dishwasher, and microwave placement should be decided by you and your builder together.

What type of material should I use? Common wood types include; Poplar (paint grade), Oak, Maple, and Alder. These woods are the popular choice because they produce great results and are easy to finish. Less common wood types are Hickory, Cherry, Walnut, Mahogany, and Pecan. These woods are less common due to the high cost, and they are harder to finish properly. When finished properly the less common woods can produce magnificent results.

Having done all these things you are ready to start building your cabinets. I hope these tips help you to better understand the process of cabinet design. You should be able to show the cabinet builder what you want and were you want it better once you have done the research I have laid out for you in this article. For most p

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