There are many homeowners who prefer to build their kitchen cabinets all by themselves to add a personalized touch to it without paying a hefty amount for it. Adding brand-new custom-made kitchen cabinets can amazingly transform the appearance and feel of the entire room. That is why to encourage all these DIYers in their attempt to build custom kitchen cabinets, I have come up with a comprehensive guide for building these custom cabinets for kitchen.

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Designing ideas custom kitchen cabinets

When it comes to designing the kitchen cabinets, you can begin your plans with understanding how you work with your kitchen. For example, you should consider the following questions-

  • How do you prefer to cook?
  • Your daily cooking habits
  • Where do you store your pots, pans and other utensils?

These above-mentioned questions will help you design your kitchen cabinets in such a way that will maximize the functionality and efficiency of the kitchen. That is why it is important for you to have a clear understanding on how you operate in your kitchen area before designing cabinets for it.

Increasing the efficiency of your kitchen

In order to make your kitchen efficient and functional, you need to pay attention to certain areas of your kitchen like the amount of storage in it including refrigerators and storage cabinets, your kitchen cooktop, etc.

Here are some of the things you should consider before finalizing your cabinet design

  • Point out the problem areas of your kitchen such as the areas which are disorganized and cluttered, currently inefficient and the areas you use more frequently than others.
  • Give priority to the areas that need to be fixed from the highest to lowest
  • Take help from a design-build home remodeler. Such remodelers not only prioritize building process but also the design

Finding the perfect design and style for your kitchen

Besides being functional and efficient, custom cabinets also need to have a pleasing appearance. The overall look of your kitchen to a great extent depends on its cabinets. Here are some tips you can follow to get ideas for the new trends and styles in kitchen cabinets.

  • You can start with your personal preferences on style

You can ask yourself some questions like what kind of clothes you prefer to wear? What type of art attracts you? your favorite colors etc. You can add all these to build custom cabinets based on your style and preference.

  • You can also rely on popular sites like Pinterest and Houzz for style ideas. These two sites offer amazing designs and styles with photos that you can use in building your cabinets.

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Construction of the cabinets

The entire process of the cabinet construction can be explained in 4 steps

  • Building cabinet boxes

While building cabinet boxes, choosing the right material is very important. You can always rely on materials like plywood such as poplar or birch which is smother and convenient for painting. Using cheap material to save a few bucks can even cost you more in the future as such materials produce green spots when finished.

  • Face frames

Face frames refer to the front portion of the cabinets. Here also the material plays a major role in determining the quality of your custom cabinets. Most of the lower grade cabinets are made of hardwood like Oak and Ash. On the other hand, Clear Maple, Mahogany, or Cherry is considered higher-grade materials. The selection of material to some extent depends on the homeowners’ preferences.

  • Cabinet and drawer front

Once again, wood plays a vital role in determining the quality factor. It also depends on the homeowner’s choice, but it will be better if you can match it with the cabinet face frames. Different woods have different nature and they receive stains differently. However harder woods are always considered as top selection as they are durable as well as beautiful.

  • Cabinet hardware

For the hardware part of your cabinets, you need to consider two things one is glides and the other one is cabinet door hinges. Glide selection is very much important for drawers and glides are mainly of two types

  1. Hard closing standard glides and
  2. Glides with soft features

The soft closing option is suitable for the cabinet doors.

When it comes to hinges, there are mainly two considerations for choosing hinges. You can either go for an exposed hinge or a European style concealed hinge. Concealed hinges offer a comparatively fresh and cleaner look whereas exposed hinges add a decorative touch to the kitchen cabinets Brampton.

I hope these above-mentioned tips will help homeowners who wish to build their own custom kitchen cabinets. However, if you do not wish to take the hassle, you can always rely on kitchen remodelers for affordable kitchen cabinet solutions.