Cabinet Carpenters | 3 Attentive Strategies For Installing Custom Kitchen Cabinets

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If you have decided to scrap the idea of buying off-the-rack cabinets and have your heart set on installing custom kitchen cabinets, you'll need to consider whether to undertake this as a DIY home improvement task or whether to hire professional carpenters to handle the project for you. Even if you've decided to hire professional carpenters, your job is not yet over. You may not be part of the building process, but you'll certainly need to be more involved in the rest of the decisions that involve material, colour, size and style. To help you get started, follow these attentive strategies for installing custom kitchen cabinets.

Let Your Material Echo the Style of Your Existing Kitchen

You have a myriad of choices when it comes to selecting the material of your custom kitchen cabinets, but to ensure that they don't stick out like sore thumbs, it's ideal to find a style that echoes your existing kitchen décor. For example, if you have stainless steel appliances, workstations and benchtops, you may want to maintain the same level of continuity with stainless steel cabinets. Similarly, wooden benchtops and workstations should preferably inspire timber kitchen cabinets.

Base Your Cabinet Size on the Movement Space in the Kitchen

You'll want to have ample space to move around while you cook in the kitchen, so you wouldn't want protruding cabinets that end up hampering the space. Since you're lucky enough to have custom kitchen cabinets, you can ensure that the size fits in well with your kitchen movement comfort. Keep in mind that if you have a small kitchen, you don't always need to have closed cabinets with pullout doors. You can choose cabinets with sliding doors or you can install open cabinets in areas where space is minimal. As a rule of thumb, make sure that custom kitchen cabinets are the same outward length as your refrigerator and workstations, so they don't protrude more than other kitchen accessories.

Dress Cabinets Well for a Classy Finish

Once you have decided the base material, you'll be in a better position to select the hardware, hooks, handles and other cabinet fixtures. You'll want to choose classy fixtures that elevate the look of your cabinets instantly, so make sure the hardware complements the style of your custom kitchen cabinets. For example, if you have modern stainless steel cabinets with minimalist style, you can invest in invisible hardware like spring-loaded hinges to pop doors open. You can also choose stainless-steel handles to add harmonised interest. If you have wooden cabinets and are looking for a rustic cottage-style appearance, consider weathered brass hardware to help you replicate the earthy look you desire.

Use attentive strategies to install custom kitchen cabinets for elaborating your cooking space brilliantly. 


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