You may not realize how much time you and your family spend in the kitchen until you start to remodel it. Once you get started, you will probably realize how many more changes you want to make. One of the ways to make a huge difference in the look and feel of the room is by changing the cabinets. Before you head out and spend a lot of money on them, here are a few things you need to know.
New or Refurbished
There are a few ways you can change the look of your kitchen cabinets. If you are not happy with the storage areas, the drawers, shelves, or size of them, you need to consider having completely new units installed by a company like Olson Cabinets & Woodworking Inc. This will involve taking out the current ones first. Be prepared to find a place to store everything during the remodel. However, if your current cabinets have the correct sizes for your needs, you can take off the doors and refinish them or replace them completely. This will allow you to keep your belongings where they are normally kept while doing the work. Of course, you can also refinish the cabinet bases, too. Take a bit of time and decide if you need to get new cabinets or if you only need to refurbish the ones you have. Refurbishing will be a lot less expensive.
Custom or Stock
If you have decided on new cabinets, the next thing to consider is whether you will get custom cabinets or buy a set right off the showroom floor. If the main reason you want new cabinets is to be better able to store your belongings, you should probably consider going with a custom set as you probably have a stock set now and that is not what you want. Consider everything you keep in your cabinets and how you would like them to be stored. Talk with the cabinet customer service representative to make sure you get the space and sizes you need.
You will be surprised at how much of a difference the cabinets can make. Don't be afraid to try different color schemes or use a stencil on them. They take up a lot of space in the room and can set the entire atmosphere. You can turn a functional work area into a place where people come to sit and talk with you while cooking, cleaning, and eating. A kitchen should be the hub of family activity.