If you're in the midst of redecorating your kitchen aren't certain which cabinets to choose, then take a look at some of the following top tips:
One of the first things to consider is how long you intend on staying in your current home, and how long until you plan on redecorating. If you're in it for the long haul it makes sense to opt for a higher quality option (such as solid wood), whereas if you enjoy to redecorate often and you're opting for a contemporary, on-trend design you may prefer veneer or MDF. If you are thinking of moving soon resale value is an important factor – a prospective buyer might well be swayed by a new, impressive kitchen complete with high quality cabinets.
Your cabinet choice is greatly controlled by how much money you have to spend. If you're on a tighter budget then solid wood might not be attainable – thankfully there are many different, more affordable materials which can mimic oaks, cherry etc. You can also think about choosing less expensive woods, and mixing different materials to create a unique space.
Next you need to think about the layout of your kitchen – complete a quick sketch to give yourself a visual idea. Do you want an island? A long cabinet? What about your appliances, do you want them to be built into your cabinet doors? And have you considered glass cabinets to display or help illuminate the areas?
Will it fit in?
If your kitchen is a separate room then this may not be a concern for you, but if you have an open plan space then you want your cabinet style to complement the rest of the decor. Shaker cabinets are a great all rounder, but experiment and see what works for your home.