When it comes to the look, feel and setup of your kitchen, setting up kitchen cabinetry is definitely THE thing! So much so, that the cabinetry design affects all other kitchen elements from wall to flooring, and lighting too.
Since your cabinetry choice guides the whole process of designing and demands a significant share of your budget, it is a must that you become familiar with the options, so that you can make right decisions.
Here’s what you should consider while you explore the basics of kitchen cabinetry options for storage and display.
A Nicely Done Kitchen with Ample Storage
If you belong to the group of most homeowners, you too would want a kitchen that provides enough cabinet space and open space. And this means that you would require plenty of base cabinets along with a number of well-placed wall cabinets.
While you choose and configure the cabinets, always keep into consideration what you need to store and exactly how you want your kitchen to flow. The standard wall and base cabinets may meet our needs perfectly, but a quite lot of options are available too. For example, tall display cabinets are perfect to store and display beautiful serving pieces. Or, you can consider open shelving, on either side of the cabinet, to make your kitchen feel airy, more so if your sink is placed right below a big, bright window.
The Base Cabinet
A standard base cabinet usually is about two feet deep and 34.5 inch tall. Along with the countertop, it comes to around 36 inches tall. Today’s versatile glass display cabinets which can be considered as base cabinets too are sturdy to keep you small kitchenware.
In the past, house owners were more likely used to utilising the area above their wall cabinets as a display space. But presently, people either like to set up a tall display cabinet, or place another short one on the main cabinet.
For most of us, cabinets are a must in our kitchens when it comes to keeping glassware and other dishes in easy reach. A variety of daily-use kitchen utensils like mixing bowls, tea cups, serving bowls, mugs, pitchers etc could be stored. Today, the number of homeowners who opt to install open shelves in places on wall cabinets, are increasing, resulting in a newer and fresher look of the kitchens.
What is the Best Material for Cabinets
When it comes to building top-notch cabinets, the foundation needs to be strong too, apart from the façade. While there are different materials to choose from, there are mixed opinions as to what is the ideal material to make the best cabinet case.
For decades together, the best quality wood cabinet cases have been made from wood veneer core plywood which is three-and-a-quarter-inch deep. This makes the cabinet stronger, yet light-weight and more moisture resistant than medium density fibreboard (MDF) or particle board.
MDF is cheaper than plywood, but the particle board is the cheapest but makes the lowest quality cases. Particle board cabinets are the most commonly found.
You can also opt for plywood, which is more water-resistant when you plan to place your cabinet near your sink. For drier locations, it is always more cost effective to choose MDF, or even particleboard. You can even go for strong and light plywood planks sandwiched between smooth layers of MDF. This is known as “combi-core”.
Now, when you have shortlisted all your requirements, buy cabinets from dependable stores like Glass Cabinets Direct where they have a wide variety of glass display cabinets.