If your kitchen is like many other kitchens, it’s where everyone ends up at a gathering. Depending on how your kitchen looks, you may want an upgrade. Changing the style and/or color of the cabinets can completely transform the look of your kitchen. But you want it to look great and be practical too. What are some of the considerations that need to be made?
Different Types of Kitchen Cabinets
1. Base Cabinets. The standard height for base cabinets is 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. The depth can go all the way to 27 inches for some custom applications. The base cabinets will sit on top of a four-inch riser referred to as a toe kick.
2. Wall Cabinets. The upper cabinets are typically 12 inches deep and up to 17 inches deep for custom applications.
3. Tall Cabinets. Tall cabinets are usually 83.5 inches tall. They are typically used in pantry spaces or in broom closets.
4. Specialty Cabinet Units. These are the best cabinets to use for organization and to maximize square footage. They are available for corners, the front of sinks, hutches, suspended units and bottle racks. Workspace can be created between countertops and the bottom edge of upper cabinets with a usable 18-inch backsplash.
Kitchen Cabinet Grades
The amount you decide to spend on your new cabinetry will determine the options you have. The price of cabinets is based on measurements in lineal feet. Typically, $50 to $500 per lineal foot. The installation costs will be separate from the cost of the cabinets. Sound construction is the most important thing to look at. But depending on where you want to install it, inexpensive cabinets that are well built can look great and hold up just fine. Based on the quality of construction, cabinetry will be placed into one of four grades.
1. Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) Cabinets. These cabinets are constructed with cost in mind and can be purchased from the big box stores. The selection will be limited and will require assembly. You can save yourself a lot of money if you’re up for the challenge, just keep in mind that is does take a certain level of skill to assemble cabinets. These cabinets may not last as long as more expensive ones.
2. Stock Kitchen Cabinets. These cabinets are purchased pre-sized form the manufacturer. They are a basic and economical option. The sizes can’t be changed as they are produced in the masses which makes them less versatile. They are measured in 3-inch increments and range in material from particle board covered in laminate all the way to solid wood. They can be affordable and stylish.
3. Semi-Custom Kitchen Cabinets. You will have more options with semi-custom cabinets as they allow for size adjustments and offer better construction. They are standard in certain sizes but can be altered. The price for these cabinets usually includes installation.
4. Custom Kitchen Cabinets. You have the most flexibility with custom cabinets because they are made-to-order. They are one-of-a-kind and the design options are endless. Custom cabinets will cost a lot more but last a lot longer. The price of these cabinets will include installation.
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