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5 Tips for Loving Your New Kitchen Cabinets

Expert advice to follow for beautiful kitchen cabinetry that you’ll love for years to come.

5 Tips for Loving Your New Kitchen Cabinets Whether you are designing a kitchen from scratch or planning a remodel, your choice of cabinetry is obviously very important. Here are 5 tips that will help guide your choice so that you can find kitchen cabinets you will truly love.

Set a Realistic Budget

First of all, it is extremely important to bear in mind that people who buy budget cabinets hardly ever really love them. Quality kitchen cabinets typically account for 40 to 50 percent of your kitchen design budget, and since they also occupy a large portion of your kitchen walls this is definitely not an area of your design you want to skimp on. Before you buy, be sure to research and price your options. If you really want to love your cabinets, it would be wise not to start the project until you have budgeted for the cabinets you really want.

Demand Quality Construction

Another tip for kitchen cabinets that you will love—both right after installation and for years to come—is to make sure you invest in quality cabinet construction. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we can direct you to a variety of top brands that offer exceptional, furniture-quality construction. Some of the designers we carry offer totally custom cabinetry as well as semi-stock cabinets.

When in Doubt, Go Light

If you are unsure what color of cabinets you want, your best bet is to opt for a lighter shade, whether this means light colored paint or light colored wood stains. After all, it is much easier to repaint or restain cabinets to a darker shade than it is to lighten a dark color.

Let Your Hardware Shine

Quality kitchen cabinets can last for decades. In fact, in most cases the concern will be that the style of cabinet could go out of fashion before the cabinets themselves actually wear out. One way to minimize the chances of your cabinets going out of style—and maximize how much you love your cabinets throughout their service life—is to choose a classic, low-key cabinet design and let the hardware provide most of the pizazz. You can easily trade out your door handles and drawer pulls as your tastes change over the years and enjoy a fresh look for your kitchen without actually having to replace the cabinets.

Get Expert Help

One final tip to follow for kitchen cabinetry you’ll absolutely love is to get professional help with your selection. This includes not only consulting the design experts at Mission West Kitchen and Bath about the benefits of different cabinetry brands and features, but also getting a professional to measure your kitchen before you send your order to the cabinet maker.