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Why Cabinetry Should Be the Cornerstone of Your Kitchen Remodel

Your cabinets can make all the difference when it comes to transforming the look of your kitchen. That is why most remodeling experts will tell you that cabinetry is the most important element to focus on when redesigning your kitchen.

What makes kitchen cabinetry so important? Consider the following four reasons.

It’s One of the First Things People Notice

When you welcome family, friends or guests into your kitchen, your cabinetry is going to be the first thing they notice. For most adults, your kitchen cabinets will be at or around eye level, so naturally, they’ll be seen at first glance upon entering the kitchen.

First impressions are everything. With that being said, it doesn’t matter how extravagant the rest of your kitchen looks. If your cabinets are cheaply made, or simply look outdated, anybody who enters your kitchen is going to take notice.

Cabinetry Is the Foundation to Your Kitchen’s Appearance

From the color scheme of the kitchen to its overall theme and appearance, your cabinetry will dictate the look and feel of your kitchen. That’s why it’s so important to first look at the cabinetry options that you have before deciding on anything else. After all, it doesn’t matter how nice your countertops look if your cabinetry doesn’t blend well with them or the rest of the kitchen.

It Is Easier to Design and Build Based Around Your Cabinetry

Whether you are remodeling your kitchen all in one shot, or over the period of a few years, you’ll definitely want to start with the room’s cabinetry. The cabinetry is often called the cornerstone of backbone of the kitchen for good reason.

From planning the use of space in the kitchen to determining what kind of stone you want to use for your countertops, you’ll first need to have an idea as to the cabinetry you’re going to use before making any decisions. There’s no sense in installing a granite countertop on cabinetry that you intend to replace, or planning the kitchen floor design if you don’t know where the most essential component is going to be placed yet.

By choosing and installing your cabinetry first, everything else becomes a whole lot easier.

Functionality Is the Key to a Successful Kitchen Remodel

While appearance is important to consider when remodeling your kitchen, it is important not to lose sight of the kitchen’s main purpose. You’re going to need as much storage as possible without sacrificing floor or counter space. By choosing your cabinetry first, you’ll be able to do just that. You’ll have more options to choose from, which means you’ll be able to find cabinetry that not only looks great, but provides for the ultimate in storage efficiency.

If you’re thinking about installing new cabinetry in your home, contact Loomis today for a free quote.

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How to Choose the Right Style Cabinetry for Your Bathroom or Kitchen

You’ve decided that you’re ready to remodel your kitchen or bathroom. Whether you plan to remodel either room in one shot or over the course of a few years, you recognize that it is important to first start with the cabinetry. Once the cabinetry is installed, replacing and remodeling everything else becomes a whole lot easier.

With all that in mind, you feel fairly confident that you’re ready to go through with the remodeling, but you’re still stuck on one important point: how do you choose the ideal style of cabinetry for your bathroom or kitchen?

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of tips to ensure that you choose cabinetry that is perfect for your dream kitchen or bathroom. If you’re still feeling uncertain after reading these how-to tips, give the remodeling experts at Loomis a call, and we’ll be happy to help you choose the right cabinetry for your remodel.

Research the Overall Look

The best thing that you can do to make choosing the right cabinetry easy is to do your research. Get to know all the different door styles and wood species commonly used for kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. By knowing that information, you’ll be able to get a better idea as to how your kitchen or bathroom will look when the remodel is complete.

In addition, read up on what kinds of cabinets are used in each room. Are you better off with deep cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom? What kinds of cabinets are ideal for your needs? The more you know about the cabinetry options available, the easier your decision will be to make.

Color Scheme

What type of cabinetry goes best with the color schemes you had in mind for your kitchen or bathroom? Will you need to stain your wood cabinets, or paint them? By having an idea as to which color schemes you prefer most for your kitchen or bathroom, you’ll be able to choose cabinetry that’s just right for your remodel.

Wood Species

Each wood species has its own nuances that lead it to be better suited for a particular look and style. From the hardness to the texture and tone, you’ll want to consider the various differences in each wood species, as well as which one is best for the look you’re going for in your dream kitchen or bathroom.

Door Styles

From arch to shaker to square, there are a variety of different door styles to consider when shopping for cabinetry. The door style you choose will likely influence the look of the rest of the kitchen. Get to know which door styles are available to you, and then choose the ones you like best. Once you do that, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices regarding which cabinet style is right for your needs.

Budget

Lastly, your budget is definitely an important factor to consider. If you are working with a limited budget, you may want to consider first upgrading your cabinetry, and then remodeling everything else down the road. The reason is simple: it’s best not to cut corners on your cabinets. Cabinetry is often considered the cornerstone of your kitchen and bathroom, and skimping on them when remodeling could prevent your kitchen or bathroom remodel from being a total success.

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