Why kitchen remodeling is an important decision for all of us? The answer is simple: We spend most of our time these days in the Kitchen. The kitchen has become the extension of the living room. Most Kitchens have a living area adjacent. There is a TV and a sofa close by.
What you need to know when it comes to kitchen remodeling:
Types of Cabinets
The first decision to make when selecting cabinetry is which type fits your needs and budget. The three types come at different price points.
Stock Cabinetry: available off the shelf at your local home improvement center. This is the most budget-friendly option, but sizes, styles, and colors are limited.
Semi-Custom Cabinetry : built to order based on available sizes, styles, colors, and accessories. Variety of options is a plus, but you¿ll pay more for the choices and wait longer than you would for stock cabinetry.
Custom Cabinetry — starts from scratch to accommodate your vision and space. You’ll get exactly what you want, at a premium price. And completion depends on your cabinetmaker’s schedule.
Cabinetry with a Face Frame
You have two choices in cabinetry construction. One is face-frame construction, the most traditional type of cabinetry. It has a solid-wood frame attached to the front of the cabinet box. Hinges attach the door to the frame and can be either exposed or hidden. Because the frame overlaps the door opening, drawers and pullout inserts must be smaller than the width of the cabinet.
Frameless cabinetry is your other choice in cabinetry construction. It offers a more contemporary appearance and slightly more space in the cabinet. When the door of a frameless cabinet is open, you see the ends of the panels that make up the box. Door hinges attach to the inside of the cabinet and are not visible when the doors are closed.
Frame Styles: Full Overlay
There are three types of cabinetry frame styles. This style is called full overlay. Here, the doors cover the entire face frame — or the entire box front on frameless cabinetry — leaving only a sliver of space between doors and drawers. This creates a clean, modern look.
Frame Styles: Partial Overlay
With partial-overlay cabinets, the doors cover the face frame by half an inch, and the frame shows all the way around the door. This traditional style is the easiest to construct and is the most affordable option.
Frame Styles: Full Inset
Full-inset cabinets have drawers and doors that fit flush with the face frame. Because this technique requires patience and precision during construction, full inset is usually available only in custom cabinetry.