June 17, 2021

Considerations When Designing Kitchen Cabinets

Dreaming of upgrading your kitchen? It is exciting to design a new kitchen space, although it can be daunting to decide on cabinets because of the abundance of styles, colors, and materials.Do you get modern cabinets to match current trends? Or traditional cabinets that could end up looking dated over time?  Cabinets are one of the first things that people will notice about your kitchen remodel, so make an impact with these tips from the Cabinet Chic!

Creating a Kitchen Layout

But first, a floor plan... You may want more space, functionality, and storage when designing your dream kitchen cabinets, but how do you account for all that? A floor plan, of course!Start with a floor plan for your kitchen and decide where your appliances will go for optimum functionality, and then orient your cabinets around them. There also are ways to incorporate cabinet designs that will make appliances such as your fridge look built-in.It’s a perfect time to discuss custom cabinet organization options with C & C Cabinets. From creative spice racks to pot and pan holders, there are many ways to make your cabinet space more functional.Drawers or Cabinets?  Many people like a combination of drawers and cabinets, depending on their design aesthetic and needs. Kitchen drawers are great for maximizing storage space (and stashing all those pots and pans), but keep in mind that drawers can be more expensive than cabinets because of the sliding mechanisms.Unsure of what cabinets would work best for your space? Contact C & C Cabinets for a design consultation; we will discuss your floor plan, storage needs, and design aesthetic for your Tampa Bay home!  

Consider Material and Profile  The profile and finish of your cabinet doors are important to the overall theme of your kitchen. Narrow your choices by selecting a door profile first and then move on to the finish.Door profiles are available to fit styles such as modern, traditional, minimal, farmhouse, cottage, and more.For finishes, glossy cabinet doors are popular, and solid stained wood presents a more traditional look.  If you like a little of both aesthetics, lacquered cabinet doors with matte hardware work well for a classic-meets-modern vibe.One thing to consider when choosing finishes is that glossy styles are easier to clean.Inspire your kitchen reno: Cabinet Door Styles At the C & C Cabinets, we offer fully custom finishes that range from stained, painted, distressed, hand oil rubbed, glazed, gilded, faux, and more! Contact us to chat about cabinet design.   Decide on a Color Story  Even if your kitchen’s color story is simple, it needs to be cohesive. A color story is the color palette of your kitchen, and when the hues and colors marry, you create a stylish and comfortable space.Take the opportunity to make your cabinet doors a focal point of your kitchen and incorporate complementary tones, bright colors, a two-tone scheme, etc., to fit your home’s design theme.Get Inspired: Beautifully Chic Cabinet Colors

Cabinet Hardware  We like to think of cabinet hardware as the jewelry of your kitchen cabinets. Hardware can add a unique twist to your cabinets and support the overall theme.The current trend is to mix and match knobs and pulls to the faucets and appliances, which will offer a contrast to the color of the cabinets.Do not underestimate the need for high-quality fittings, handles, doorknobs, and cabinet pulls. Think in terms of what is practical, stylish, and chic. Don’t use traditional iron cabinet handles if they are awkward to open or a pain to clean!Learn more: Choosing Cabinet Hardware

Additional Design Considerations

Your cabinets should seamlessly fit your kitchen’s design, and thoughtful touches can make an enormous difference.Does your lighting add drama? Could custom molding or millwork create that beautiful touch that completes the room?Lighting — Practical and Appealing Adding under-cabinet lighting can add drama and ambiance to your kitchen, and it also is practical — it will light your countertops at night.Usually, LED strips are located underneath wall-mounted cabinets. When they are on, your kitchen will be illuminated with a warm glow.Childproofing If you have children, it is wise to consider childproofing your kitchen. If you store bleach and other cleaning products under the sink, childproof locks are a great idea. Child locks are available in styles such as magnetic, pull-cords, and spring-release mechanisms.Further, you may want to consider installing soft-close style drawers to keep those little fingers from getting pinched.

Design Chic Custom Cabinetry with C & C Cabinets

If you are ready to design beautiful — and functional — cabinetry, the Cabinet Chic can help.From expert cabinet design services and color consultations to computerized renderings, we can create custom kitchen cabinetry to make a statement!Contact us for a design consultation anywhere in the Tampa Bay area today, (813) 876-6780.

“The work of C&C cabinets is incredible. They can make any cabinet dreams a reality. Highly recommend!”    - Seleena N.

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