New kitchen cabinets are one of the biggest transformations in your kitchen and it’s important to find the right ones. Not only must your new cabinets suit your kitchen style but also your budget.
It’s often one of the first things we think of when planning a new kitchen and there are so many things to consider. Do I opt for sleek modern kitchen cabinets, warm wood grains or classic shaker? How much will my kitchen’s layout dictate my cabinetry options? How important are the carcasses?
Here’s the Paul Barry KBB ultimate guide on planning the right kitchen cabinets for you.
As much as your kitchen’s layout shouldn’t affect what cabinets you choose, it can massively influence your decision and something you should bear in mind when planning. For example, we often see that kitchens with a large island design work beautifully with farmhouse-style designs, so our kitchen cabinets will give a traditional, country look. On the other hand, those looking to maximise their light and space often opt for modern, streamlined kitchen cabinets.
How do you choose the best style of kitchen cabinets for you? Each style brings something completely different to your kitchen. Classic shaker doors are a timeless and versatile choice whilst slab kitchen cabinets offer simple functionality with a high-design aesthetic. Some kitchen cabinets are high-glossy which are super trendy, fuss-free and give a uniformed appearance to your kitchen design.
The units which the drawer fronts and cabinet doors are attached to are called carcasses and these provide the internal framework of your kitchen. Their role is to provide structure, support the worktops and provide storage. Even though they’re not visible until a door is opened, they’re vital to how your kitchen functions. Poor quality carcases have the biggest impact on your kitchen’s performance and the density of the materials used will limit the lifetime of your kitchen cabinets, cupboards and drawers. If you’re thinking of splashing out on your kitchen cabinets, you’ll have to make sure you’re also willing to spend on your kitchen’s internal frame as cheap materials will be able to support the weight of a good quality cabinet.
Choosing your kitchen cabinets is one of the best parts of kitchen shopping and it is the moment where you can let your imagination and creativity run wild, it’s when your kitchen dream starts to become a reality. New kitchen cabinet doors are often a great way of revamping a tired looking space without spending too much money on a whole renovation. Shopping for new kitchen cabinets doesn’t just stop at the design and style of the door, though! Don’t forget the finishing touches. Things like plinths and kickboards, cornices, drawers and runners, handles, soft-close hinges and inner storage solutions give your kitchen space uniqueness, drama and functionality.
Clients often contact us or visit our showroom with a general idea of what they want their kitchen cabinets to look like and it’s our team of expert designers’ job to expand that idea into a reality. We can talk you through materials, finishes, quality with your budget in mind and advise you on how to elevate your space. Our team offers friendly service and valuable expertise as well as the highest quality products and suppliers. From the design process through to installation, we handle absolutely everything. All you need to do is tell us what you want for your room and we will do the rest. Put us to the test.