A kitchen isn’t complete without cabinets.
Essential for storage and a huge factor in kitchen style, cabinets are one of the first things people want to change in their own kitchens. But walking into a store can feel overwhelming. The choices are endless, and even after you think you’ve chosen a model, you have multiple options for color, hardware, and layout.
Keep reading to learn more about my process for choosing the perfect kitchen cabinets for your kitchen.
1. Choose a Cabinet Door Style
Cabinets take up a lot of space in the kitchen, which means they are visible from every angle. Step one is to select a cabinet door style.
When you are selecting a door profile, don’t get stuck on the color just yet, as the store models don’t come in every color available. We always recommend going to the store to see cabinet styles in person, and narrow down your selection to three or four options. Take pictures of the styles you like, so that you don’t forget and have to start over on your next visit!
2. Color and Finish
Once you have selected a cabinet door style, select the color and finish of your cabinets. All white in the kitchen has been popular for the past few years, with a timeless, clean look that can be played off of with pops of color throughout the rest of the kitchen. A natural wood finish is also always in style.
Color is making a comeback in kitchens. Full color on cabinets and countertops create sa bold statement, while two-tone (white counters with colored cabinets, or vice versa) gives you a balance.
3. Storage and Organization
Deciding on a kitchen layout and mapping out the cabinets you need for optimal storage is next up in our process to the perfect kitchen cabinets. With incredible storage options, you can get everything from spice racks, pull out drawers, deep drawers, and high cabinets. Being selective and purposeful in laying out the cabinets will help you plan a kitchen that will be easy to maneuver.
Next up is selecting hardware. The hardware you choose can make a kitchen appear modern, traditional, country, or rustic. Decide if you want knobs or pulls, and then narrow it down to the style that fits your vision.
If new cabinets aren’t in your budget, consider swapping out the hardware. This alone can completely change the look of your kitchen.
Another factor to consider is practical, especially when it comes to cleaning. This can be a big factor in choosing the color, finish, and even the door profile. Think about your everyday lifestyle to help you stay practical in your choices.