Kitchen cabinets are essentially the built-in furniture placed in most modern kitchens for storage of cooking supplies, food, and more often appliances and silverware for daily table service. Most kitchen cabinets are crafting with durable engineered wood. The cabinets themselves are designed to be functional and aesthetically appealing while still providing ample storage for all of your cooking needs. Appliances like ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, and stoves are also often incorporated into the kitchen cabinet design
Design of the Kitchen Cabinets:
One key aspect of kitchen cabinets is that they are designed to maximize the efficient use of space. Utilizing the largest amount of space possible is important for any kitchen design. Kitchen cabinet design professionals will take this functionality into consideration while designing the cabinets. One key element in maximizing efficient use of space is a slide or drawbar; these simple additions can make a huge difference in maximizing your kitchen cabinets.
Cabinet knobs and latches
Some other key elements to kitchen cabinets include cabinet knobs and latches, drawer slides and drawers, door shelves, and trays. Many newer cabinets are equipped with under-mounted sliding doors. Drawers are typically found on the top of the cabinets but there are some newer models that have drawers located on the bottom. Trays are used for extra storage and can be found on the front, back, or both.
Cabinets and countertops:
When it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets, it is important to find out if you will need to replace your kitchen countertops after purchasing your new cabinetry sets. Countertops are generally heavier than cabinet sides and therefore, require an additional installation. This is especially true when choosing custom cabinetry.
If you are replacing your current kitchen countertop, you will want to ensure that it is installed properly in order to properly support the new cabinets. It is also important to ensure that the new countertop is installing properly.
The hardware of the cabinets:
Other cabinet hardware includes hinges, knobs, pulls, door closers, drawer slides, and latches. Hinges are available in several different styles such as under-mounted, flush, or strike-through. Knobs and pulls are made from a wide selection of materials including brass, stainless steel, chrome, and nickel. Slide mechanisms may be either internal or external and come in both commercial and residential grade designs.
Door closures can be either padlock knob or lever and come in a variety of finishes including oil rubbed bronze, polished, black oxide, copper, and stainless steel.
The height of your kitchen cabinets may vary depending on the structure of your home. Generally, the higher the pitched floor area is, the taller your cabinetry may be. The height of drawers is dependent upon the actual height of your base cabinets. However, most European built-in cabinets may have drawers up to 36 inches in height.
Types of cabinets:
There are two types of kitchen cabinets – solid wood and veneer. Solid wood, including solid oak, is superior to veneer. Because it constructs solid wood, it guarantees to last for a very long time. Because of the inherent durability of solid wood cabinets, homeowners often pay more for them. However, they are more expensive than their veneer counterparts.
Kitchen cabinets have two types: with frame or frameless. Framed cabinets have a wooden “face-frame” surrounding the door and top frame. The “face-frame” making of one piece of wood, two pieces of wood, or even metal. Many of these framed cabinets have inset drawer slides and lift-tops, but you can choose to have all the features and benefits of a frameless kitchen cabinet. Kitchen cabinet doors may be hinged, slide-out, or fixed.
Styles of cabinets:
There are many kinds of kitchen cabinets that may have different finishes. Some of these finishes are unfinished, sanded, stained, or even painted. There are two basic finishes for these cabinets, though. MDF or medium-density fibreboard has a smooth, shiny surface. In addition, some of these moves may be coated with an additional finish to resist moisture from below the surface.
Another popular style of kitchen cabinet is the framed-glass variety. These cabinets are commonly framing with granite countertops. A popular option for this type of kitchen cabinet is the Oct. 2020 panels. This style of kitchen cabinet has glass on all sides except for the top. It also has an inset for each individual drawer.
One style of kitchen cabinet is a “frameless” or “barebone” cabinet door. This cabinet is often customized with an attached face-frame. This face-frame serves as the cabinet’s back panel and provides for a sturdier and more efficient use of space. A “full overlay” also creates efficient use of space, because it not only covers the cabinet door but also the cabinet’s back panel and the floor beneath. Additionally, this type of cabinet is very stylish and can add a sense of beauty to any kitchen.