Selecting and Installing Kitchen Cabinetry

Cabinetry is the primary storage system in a kitchen. It typically consists of wall and base cabinets in either a traditional or contemporary look. In addition to defining how the kitchen space looks, the cabinetry also determines its function. Cabinetry may include a variety of compartments, some with doors and others open, that make the contents easily accessible. Some cabinets have special hardware that makes browsing lower cabinets easier. Examples include lazy susans, which rotate shelves so that items stored in the back can be brought to the front and trays which slide both laterally check here and forward/backward for easy access to food or supplies.

Many types of materials are used in cabinet construction. The best quality cabinets use plywood or high-quality particle board for flat sections, such as shelves and cabinet sides and drawer bottoms. This material is thicker than standard melamine and is more durable against dents, scratches and water damage. It is also less likely to warp from moisture. Lower-grade woods such as maple or cherry may be prone to bending over time and can require additional reinforcement.

Cabinets can be of face frame or frameless construction. The former has a supporting frame attached to the face of the cabinet box and the door is mounted on this. The latter does not have a face frame and the door is mounted directly to the cabinet baox’s side, top and bottom panels.

Before installing cabinetry, precise measurements of the room must be taken to ensure all available space is utilized and that there are no interferences between various elements such as appliances and the cabinet boxes. This allows the installer to avoid costly alterations at installation. Stock cabinets that are sold at home centers can usually be installed in a few hours by a handy homeowner, while custom-made cabinets require professional installation.

When selecting a cabinet style, it is important to consider the color and finish of the cabinets as well as any other finishes in the home. A consistent palette helps to create a cohesive look and is especially useful when the kitchen bleeds into other rooms of the house such as the dining room, living room or mudroom. If the palette is limited, a single accent color can be incorporated to add visual interest.

Cabinet hinges are one of the most critical components of a cabinet because they are responsible for opening and closing the cabinet’s doors. The type and quality of hinges you choose will affect how your cabinets operate. If your cabinet doors sag, wobble or don’t close properly, it could be the result of poor hinge construction.

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