Tip 1: Understand Your Expectations and Goals
Going into a remodel or redesign project without a plan is futile and leads to frustration. In order to plan a successful project, you must first be aware of what you expect from the project. How do you intend to use the space once the new cabinets are implemented? What is your goal in installing new cabinets? Do you want more storage, more ease of moving about the space, or are you simply looking to improve the appearance of the space? Depending on what you want out of the project overall, you will need to employ different approaches of actually going about the project.
Tip 2: Be Aware of What You Don’t Want
It is uncommon for a redesign project to be born out of a complete satisfaction with a current situation. What is it about your current cabinetry that isn’t sitting well with you? Knowing what it is that you don’t like about your current cabinets will help you to make decisions about your new cabinets that you’ll be happy with long term. Whether it’s styling, height, organization, or layout, you will want to go into your new cabinet project aware of what to avoid.
Tip 3: Consider Your Future Plans
Do you plan to stay in your home long-term, or are the cabinets that you are installing going to be contributing to the value of the home for resale? When you are installing cabinetry in the home, there is a great deal of customization that can occur – if it’s appropriate. However, if you are not going to be staying in the home very long, customizing cabinetry to fit your personal style and needs isn’t the most sensible approach. If you are staying a long time, make the cabinets your own. If you aren’t, a more general approach to the cabinetry design and layout is a more sensible way to go.
Tip 4: Be Aware of the Rest of Your Home
Homes are most harmonious when they carry a similar style across spaces within. Therefore, if your home is very traditional, and ultra modern kitchen will stand out as new or out of place within the home. When you are planning a redesign, although it is going to be an improvement to what already exists in the home, it should at the very least fit in with the core concepts of the design of the rest of the space.
Tip 5: Decide How Much Storage You Need
Although cabinets contribute to the appearance of the kitchen, their core function is of course to be storage units. How much storage do you have now, and how much storage do you want in the future? Knowing how much you have to store and how much you want to store will help assist you in purchasing the right cabinets for the right cabinetry plan.