Cabinets that Look as Good as They Work
Cabinets are primarily used to stow and hide items providing a cleaner look, but they can (and should) be used for much more! When done properly, cabinets can go from being strictly functional to an exquisite design showcase.
At Michael’s Flooring & Cabinets, we are a certified dealer for Ideal Cabinetry, Matrix Cabinets, and WeatherStrong Outdoor Cabinetry. If you want to redesign or add cabinets, we have a few suggestions for you to consider.
Aesthetics – Your Cabinets Should Look Beautiful
- Color – Pick a color or finish that suits your home. If you prefer natural finishes, make sure the space and light accommodate this finish. Darker colors can make a space feel smaller if there is not enough space or light to offset the contrast. A farmhouse kitchen features whites, lighter colors, and unique fixtures while more modern kitchens usually feature darker colors, clean lines, and simple fixtures.
- Hardware – Hardware can be used to customize your space even more. Hardware comes in a variety of styles and finishes so you can create the finished look that perfectly completes your space.
- Depth and Height – Different heights and depths can be used to create a space with more dimensions. Corner or center cabinets are sometimes higher than cabinets on either side to create a multidimensional look. This is not as common in modern kitchens where height and depth tend to remain the same throughout the space.
Flow – Use Cabinets to Help the Overall Flow of Your Kitchen Remembering Two “Kitchen Layout Rules.”
- Remember the Triangle. Many kitchens will place the sink, refrigerator, and stove in a triangular shape. This shape creates an efficient and functional space among the most commonly used parts of a kitchen.
- Don’t forget Your Guests. Be sure to create a space that will accommodate people. It’s no fun prepping and cooking all alone, especially if your space does not allow others to join you. U-Shaped and L-Shaped Kitchens can help you create an area where your guests can pull up to your bar and be part of the fun. Adding an island can also create a zone where you and your guests can socialize comfortably.
Functionality – Make Your Kitchen Work for You
- Storage – You can optimize storage in your cabinets using a variety of pull-outs, dividers, floating shelves, and cabinet organizers. Pull-outs grant easier access to pots and pans. Dividers are a great way to organize baking sheets. Floating shelves can store and display items you use frequently, adding a charming touch to your kitchen.
- Durability – Finally, make sure your cabinets will endure everyday use. Some woods are softer and will show wear sooner than others, such as pine and cedar. Other woods are harder and tend to show less wear over time, including hickory and red oak.
At Michael’s Flooring & Cabinets, we want your cabinets to look great, help with the overall flow, especially in the kitchen, and endure everyday use. Come see us at our Greenville location for your free measurements and quotes.