Remodeling Your Kitchen Cabinets

Changing the look of your kitchen cabinetry is one of the best ways to revamp the look of your entire kitchen. Even if you do not plan for a complete remodel, simply remodeling your kitchen cabinets will make you feel like you have a new kitchen. With that said, there are so many different options including different materials, finishes, designs, and hardware which can make remodeling your kitchen cabinets overwhelming. Here are some options with which to familiarize yourself before you get started.
Materials
You can choose from a wide range of materials for your kitchen cabinet construction, including wood, laminate, stainless steel, thermofoil, and acrylic, but the most common material chosen today for cabinetry remodel is wood.
Of the wood family, Cherry, Maple, Red or White Oak, Birch, Pine, Alder, Poplar, and Beech are of the top choices for kitchen cabinetry. Cherry and Maple have remained on the top of the list, but Beech is making a fairly large introduction these days because it is a more eco-friendly option.
Finishes
For each wood, there are different varieties of colors you can obtain depending on the finish you choose. For instance, you can choose a finish that lets the natural color and grain of the wood show through, or you could choose a finish that will create a dark, solid color. You can also choose to do a glaze finish which is an added treatment applied on top of the initial finish. A glazed look is very appealing for a modern kitchen remodel but the glazing process could greatly increase your remodel expense as well as your production time.
Design
As with any home remodel, the design will help you create a unique look that appeals to your style. As for cabinet doors, your design choices are limitless with such options as flat, recessed, or raised panels with straight, curved, or arched center designs. You could even choose glass door panels to add a little extra luxury to your design style.
Hardware
Choosing your hardware will complete your cabinetry remodel style. You can decide to choose sleek and modern hardware to sharpen your design style or you could choose decorative hardware that will soften your design style. Either way, you will want to consider functionality as well as design when you make your choices for your cabinetry hardware.

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