If you’re like the average homeowner, then you’ll likely find that your kitchen cabinets will take the biggest bite out of your kitchen remodeling budget. On average, those doing a kitchen remodel tend to spend about 35% of their budget on kitchen cabinets. That means you need to choose your cabinets wisely if you want your kitchen remodel to be a success (and a good investment). Here’s how to do it…
Figure Out Your Needs First
It doesn’t matter how beautiful or stylish your kitchen cabinetry is if you don’t have enough space or if the cabinetry is inefficient. You’ll be cursing your cabinets every time you try to shove something in them that just won’t fit.
Point is, your first priority is to be sure your cabinets fit your lifestyle and needs. If you’re currently struggling to find enough cabinet space in your kitchen, then you may want to talk to a designer about the best way to get more cabinet space and/or make your existing space more efficient.
Choose a Design Second
Once you’ve designed a cabinet layout to match your physical needs, then you can take style into consideration. The good news is that there is a style to match every taste. If you can’t find your perfect look with stock cabinets, then surely you’ll be able to find ones you’ll love when you shop for custom kitchen cabinets or even semi-custom kitchen cabinetry.
If you plan to retire in your home and/or remain in it for at least the next five years, then choose a design that best fits your personal tastes. If you intend to sell your home within the next five years, then opt for classic designs rather than trends that may go out of style (which will cause resale values to descend).
Be Sure They’re Quality Cabinets
Whether you’re retiring in your home or reselling it within a few years, the best way to make a great investment is to choose quality cabinets. Generally, choosing custom cabinets is a good way to ensure quality construction. However, there are certainly plenty of quality stock and semi-custom cabinets on the market as well. Just be sure to inspect the cabinets carefully for quality materials and workmanship.
Since your kitchen cabinets are going to take the biggest chunk out of your kitchen remodeling budget, it makes good sense to consider this investment carefully. Another good way to be sure you’re making a sound choice is by talking to an experienced designer, such as the ones on the Todd Whittaker Drywall, Inc team.
To get in touch with their kitchen design experts, or to learn more about how TWD can help you create the kitchen of your dreams, contact them online or by phone today at https://www.twdaz.com/contact-us. -- you’ll be glad you did.