Remodeling a kitchen is a big undertaking but it can also be fun. You do have many choices to make, however, and you may be having a hard time when it comes to designing it. If so, below are some tips on choosing the cabinets and flooring for your kitchen.
The cabinets are one of the first things people see when they walk into a kitchen. The cabinets are also something you will use a lot and choosing what will work best is important. You do have the option of visiting a home improvement store and purchasing cabinets that are already designed. In most cases, they will have a mock kitchen set up in the store so you can see what the cabinets look like.
You also have the option of having your cabinets custom designed for you. This will allow you to create cabinets that will work perfect in your kitchen.
First, choose the wood that you want for your cabinets. If you have a small kitchen, choose a lighter wood as dark cabinets will make your kitchen look smaller. Solid oak cabinets are available and you can choose from a variety of finishes. If you want to stain your cabinets, cherry and maple are a good choice. Hickory and walnut wood choice is becoming more popular.
Custom cabinets are generally constructed with dowels, mortise and tenon techniques, and dovetails instead of the standard screws and glue or nails found in stock cabinets. This makes the cabinets much more durable and they will last longer for you.
Visit some cabinet designers like Adams Fine Furniture & Cabinetry to learn of the different types of cabinets they can offer you.
Hardwood floors are a good choice, especially if you have hardwood floors already in your home. Solid hardwood is one solid plank of wood instead of layers. A solid hardwood floor can be refinished and sanded repeatedly. You can purchase solid hardwood flooring that is prefinished, or you can choose unfinished if you want to choose a finish not available in the factory. The floor is generally stapled or nailed to a wood subfloor.
Engineered hardwood is another choice, which can be installed over a wood or concrete sub floor. Instead of one solid piece, engineered hardwood is made of layers of material. Engineered wood is pre-finished and is glued or stapled to the subfloor.
When it comes to choosing the wood, oak is commonly used, as well as birch, hickory, walnut, maple, and cherry. Consider the color of the wood as you want the flooring to go well with your cabinets.
Following these two tips should help you get off to a good start redesigning your kitchen.