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101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets

 

101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets

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101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets
News from WebsterPost.com:

Cabinets can devour the bulk of a budget during a kitchen remodel. Because they are a major investment, sort through the available options and make choices with confidence.

If existing cabinets are of good quality, in excellent working condition and the layout functions well, the most affordable option is to simply paint or restain them. Another alternative, refacing, involves installing a new veneer on the exterior of the cabinet box and replacing the doors and drawer fronts, and should be handled by a professional.

If you decide to reface rather than replace cabinets, be forewarned: Doors and drawer fronts account for the greatest expense. “Sixty to 70 percent of the cost of the cabinet is the door,” says Jeff Cannata, past president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “So, if you’re paying someone to put a new door on or a new drawer in… it might be more affordable to purchase all-new cabinets.” And with new cabinets, there’s a bonus: the freedom to explore different kitchen layouts.

Once the decision has been made to install new cabinets, there are other choices ahead. Are custom cabinets required, or will stock cabinets fit the bill? Custom cabinets are built to exact specifications and offer endless design possibilities. This option requires the longest lead time and is the most expensive route.

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COLORFUL CABINETS: My colleague Kym Pokorny and I were just talking about painted kitchen cabinets. And by painted, we mean colorfully painted. What do you think? This from Houzz:

“We have all seen homeowners transform their kitchens incredibly on a dime by simply repainting the existing kitchen cabinets and swapping out hardware. You may be itching for your own kitchen makeover now that you know how little it takes. White and wood are classics, and gray painted cabinets have been done, so you may be wondering what the new colors are for a contemporary kitchen update.”
 
NO BLACK OR GRAY: Remodelista takes a look at Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories line:

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