We talk a lot about kitchen cabinetry here at Kitchen Design Centre, and no wonder. Your cabinets are one of the most important parts of your kitchen, from its design aesthetics right the way through to its flawless functionality. How can they be so crucial, you might ask? Allow us to explain!
As a designer kitchen supplier, we know a little about spacing in kitchen design. The fascinating thing is; everyone’s is different. It depends not only on what you cook, but how you like to cook it, when you like to eat, with whom, where…the list goes on! It’s just one of the many reasons that your kitchen is the centre of your home. One of the biggest parts of good kitchen design is about how you use the space, and it’s your kitchen cabinetry that dictates how much of it you have. If your kitchens allow you ample storage, it allows you to use the extra space for something else instead – maybe something functional like an appliance, or maybe an extra touch of personal styling, depending on your tastes.
When it comes to choosing your kitchen cabinets, too, there might be far more options than you first thought. Will it be freestanding, or wall-mounted? Do you have room for it to be recessed, or have you got the space to extend it all the way up to the ceiling? Both can give you extra options for your maximised floorspace – allowing you more room to be creative! Whether it’s your floorspace or storage for your crockery and cutlery, the functionality of your kitchen is essentially based off the functionality of your cabinets, so it’s definitely not a quick decision!
That heading says it all, really. Along with elements like your worktops and lighting, your cabinetry is one of the biggest influencers of your overall kitchen style. The materials you use for them don’t necessarily have to match those of your worktops, for example, but they do need to complement each other in some way. If they match, wonderful, and if they contrast with each other, amazing, but one thing you can’t do is ignore their massive influence. Your kitchen cabinetry is one of the first things any visitors to your home will spot in your kitchen, so they’re going to have a big say in the look, feel, and overall tone you want the room to communicate. Dark wood cabinetry, for example, can embody a more traditional feel, whereas white or cream lacquered doors are far more suited to a contemporary style. You can even make some skilful use of the materials in your cabinets to create an impression – for example, frosted glass can help to give the illusion of more space.
If you’re thinking about redesigning your kitchen, your cabinetry is one of the first things you’ll need to bear in mind. Maybe you like the way it is currently, or maybe you’re thinking about something completely new! Either way, at Kitchen Design Centre we’ve got some brilliant kitchen designers that are here to help. We’re spread out in a variety of locations across the North West. Why not pop in, and we’ll be happy to have a chat about your big plans for your kitchen!
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