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Things You Need to Know About Kitchen Remodeling Part 3

Kitchen Remodeling: An Epic Breakdown Part 3

In the last two parts of this blog series, we have given you tips and tricks on how to save during your kitchen remodel. We have discussed how you should keep your original kitchen layout and opt for factory-made cabinets. In this final blog of the series, we are going to talk about what type of cabinetry you need; specifically, how to optimize the space in your kitchen.

Cabinets are like people: none are the same.

Cabinets are very diverse and can incorporate different colors and textures. It is your decision what cabinets you want to go with, however, you must know that all cabinets will give your kitchen a different look. For instance, brown or tan cabinets will make your kitchen seem warmer, while blue and white tones will make your kitchen appear colder. When designing the look of your kitchen is important to remember that white cabinets, though beautiful, do not stay white for long. After heavy use, the white color can fade and easily become stained by food or dust in the kitchen.

Optimize the storage in your kitchen.

Half-moon Lazy Susans are a great method to optimize your kitchen space. Kitchens require many “tools” that need a lot of space. Even a spacious kitchen may not be enough to house all of the pots and pans you need to successfully cook a meal. Because of this, you can incorporate unique cabinets that will help store your major cooking items.

One of the greatest features of a Lazy Susan is that it can appear like a regular cabinet, but be able to house many different items on its swiveled-layers. A Lazy Susan is also an easy way to display all of your items in an easy way, instead of digging through a regular cabinet. When you try to grab a pot from a cabinet, there is a greater chance that you crash your desired pot against a pan and damage both items. With a specialized storage method, you won’t be at risk of damaging any of your kitchen items.

Another benefit to having Lazy Susan storage units in your kitchen is that they are the most affordable kitchen storage options. Compared to other cabinet storage methods, the lazy Susan is half to a third of the price. For instance, most Lazy Susans, with a two-shelf design, start at $235. Other methods, such as double-sliding shelves are around $660. Pull out shelves are the most expensive option, at $790; this option is the most convenient and looks the best, however, you have to determine if you are willing to spend that kind of money on your kitchen cabinets.

Pull out drawers can be a good investment.

If you aren’t interested in spending that much money on your cabinetry, perhaps you would want to invest in storage drawers. Drawers are an excellent storage choice for your kitchen, as they save space in your kitchen. This type of storage method is more useful when storing large kitchen items and is a more ergonomic choice than other options, such as roll-out trays.

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Things You Need to Know About Kitchen Remodeling Part 2

Kitchen Remodeling: An Epic Breakdown Part 2

In the first part of this series, we talked about how to save money on your kitchen remodeling project. We will continue with the same tips and tricks in this part, but add a twist. In the second part of this series, we are going to give you advice on how to purchase the items for your kitchen. By reading our tips, you will learn how to save money on your kitchen improvements, and about ways to make your kitchen remodel go smoothly.

So, you’re remodeling your kitchen…

If you are embarking on a kitchen remodel by yourself, take these few moments to pat yourself on the back. Though a DIY kitchen remodel will save you money, the road ahead of you can be long and arduous. And, if you don’t have the right knowledge before remodeling your kitchen, you could make big mistakes. This blog series is meant to help you through the process of your kitchen remodel and offer you ways to save money, time, and stress.

Don’t go with custom cabinetry.

Trust us, though the allure of custom cabinetry can be evident, the expense of it can be daunting. Local craftsmen have to pay for their time and labor. Because of this, custom — well, anything — will be more expensive. It is hard to admit but factory, made-to-order cabinets are the best, most affordable option for you. Instead of paying for the materials and the labor of the cabinets, with factory-made cabinets, you are only paying for the materials of the cabinet. Also, with factory cabinets, you get to have warranties of up to 25 years on any cabinets, accessories, workmanship, and internal hardware. With custom craftsmen, you, as they say, “get what you get.”
By relying on a factory-made cabinet, you get computerized cutting tools, controlled environments, and baked-on finishes to your product. With craftsmen, their workshop is less precise and can have areas that warp or splinter the wood of your cabinets before you even receive them. Also, since your custom cabinets are handmade, they are more prone to inconsistencies with the cut. With factory products, you never have to wonder about the quality of the item or if the lines of the wood will be precise — you know they are.
Lastly, it is a little-known fact that factory-made cabinets have finishes that will last longer. The finishes are the protective coating of each cabinet, and they ensure its protection after years of use. Both factory-made cabinets and custom cabinets will have a finish on the final product; however, factory, baked-on finishes are far more durable and last a lot longer.

Under-cabinet lighting?

Under-cabinet lighting is a must! If you want your backsplashes to ‘pop,’ lighting is a key ingredient to the perfect kitchen. Though you should think about the lighting of the overall kitchen, under-cabinet lighting is another factor to include as well. With this style of lighting, you will typically have two choices: Xenon and LED. Both of these are great options for lighting; however, they can be slightly expensive, especially based on which type of lighting you go with. LED lighting, though the most popular, can be the most costly. Today, this type of lighting ranges from $75 to $190 for a 24-inch cabinet uninstalled.
Though under-cabinet lighting can be a more expensive option for your kitchen, it cannot be denied that it amplifies the look of your kitchen and showcases the color or design of your kitchen’s backsplash.

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