When it comes time to design a kitchen, most homeowners focus first on the kitchen cabinetry because it will not only house all their kitchen gadgetry, dinnerware, edibles and cookware, but it will need to be able to endure daily use and abuse. Having a great looking kitchen doesn't mean anything if it's not usable. Here are some things to look for to make sure your kitchen cabinetry doesn't fall flat.
Carefully check out the cabinet drawers to see how they can help you organize your kitchen. Deep drawers remain popular, as well as specialty storage in drawers, like plate holders and dividers that can be customized to fit a particular utensil. People want features in drawers that remove the clutter or eliminate the traditional 'junk drawer.' Another small, but very useful feature is drawer inserts, so the contents inside don't rattle or shift when the drawer is opened or closed.
Your cabinet door style and color will have the most impact on your new kitchen's palette by making the strongest visual statement. They'll also have the most impact on your wallet. Cabinets typically account for half the cost of your kitchen. What you spend will depend on:
Prepare to spend: $5,000-$20,000 for stock; $20,000-$40,000 for semi-custom and $40,000 plus for custom.