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How to pick the right kitchen cabinets in Des Plaines
July 28, 2021 at 7:00 AM
How to pick the right kitchen cabinets in Des Plaines

If your home is aging and you want to give it a bit of a facelift, new kitchen cabinets are a great way to bring your house into the 21st century. Although, with so many different styles and features available, it can be difficult to know what is right for your kitchen and, ultimately, for your home. At Family Restoration Inc., we can help you choose the right kitchen cabinets in Des Plaines. Read this guide for some things that you can consider when making your decision.

Consider organization

How do you like to organize your kitchen? Installing new cabinets is a chance to create a fresh arrangement in your kitchen that makes it easier for you to organize everything. This is especially helpful if you have oddly-shaped items like bowls, mixers, or other gadgets that don’t fit well in traditional cabinets. You can also have custom cabinets and drawers built that make it easier to fit your silverware, organize spices, and whatever else you see fit.

Remember functionality

Something to keep in mind with many areas of your home is how well you’ll be able to use different features as you age as well as the necessity for childproofing. When you’re young, you might like the look of the clean face of a cabinet door that doesn’t have any hardware on it. However, your dexterity will decrease with age and these can get more difficult to use.

Childproofing is another piece to consider. If you have small children in your home, you’re going to want to make sure that the drawer where you keep knives, as well as any cleaners that you might keep under the kitchen sink, are not easy to get to. You can have these features built into your cabinets or consider accommodations that need to be made to easily add them.

Select your wood type

Different types of wood will create a different aesthetic in your kitchen. Think about whether you would like to have wood with smooth grains that are subtle, or if you’d prefer a bolder look like knotty alder. Our team of experts can provide you with samples so you can see what each wood type will look like as well as how it fits in with your kitchen and ties to the rest of your home. Don’t worry too much about the color of the wood as you can stain or paint it any color that you’d like before it’s finished.

Choose your style

The cabinet faces are what you’re going to see the most in your kitchen. There are plenty of styles to choose from and you should choose carefully which you like most and will continue to like for years down the road. With options that include basic slab doors to raised arches to square miter. Again, this is an aesthetic that our team can help you take a look at when you’re installing your new kitchen cabinets.

Decide on lighting

Under-cabinet lighting can be a nice addition to your kitchen cabinets and offer lighting for when you’re shutting down the house at night or getting ready for work in the morning. Lighting for your cabinets isn’t necessarily a decision that needs to be made right away as you install lights that plug into the wall relatively easily. Although, our team of professionals can write the lighting directly into the cabinets so they’re easily controlled with a light switch.

Contact us for an estimate

If you’re thinking about getting new kitchen cabinets in Des Plaines, get in touch with our team at Family Restoration Inc. for a free estimate. We look forward to working with you and adding a fresh touch to your kitchen.