Kitchen cabinets should
be ideally sturdy, good to look at, moisture and spill
proof, scratch and heat resistant and should be long
lasting. Today, creative and hidden storage solutions
are a craze along with many types, colors and styles
of cabinet doors and their hinges, knobs and interior
fixtures to serve special and customized purposes.
Cabinet designs and the size of shelves should be
decided upon carefully to make the best use of
available space and to suit the kitchen design.
However, there are few tips that you can make use
Cabinets can include base drawers that can
slide easily, special corner units that can fit in small space
and wall cabinets of all shapes, widths and heights to suit
the kitchen shape and storage needs.
You may also have your sink and appliances
built-in, for hidden areas.
Cabinets with legs or plinths as the base
look quiet different and unique and can transform your kitchen
with its designer looks.
Legs to the cabinets make the kitchen feel
more spacious while plinths look aesthetic and provide more
stability to a large kitchen. Moisture proofs plinths are of
course the best ones for the kitchen.
Decide on the walls where you want to install
cabinets and measure the exact height and width along with
doors and windows. Check how much space a door or window takes
to swing open and take it onto account too.
Install wall cabinets before the base
cabinets as it is the easiest way for installation.
Be sure to fill in any gaps and corners using
shims and angles.
Make sure that the opposite walls are
parallel in a U-shaped kitchen.
First install the corner cabinets and then
move to the center while installing the wall cabinets.