By 94lves. Kitchen Cabinets. At Saturday, October 12th 2019, 17:45:25 PM.
The most common material used for kitchen cabinets is wood. However, there are numerous types of woods used that will change the look and cost of your kitchen design. Common woods found in cabinetry are oak, cherry, maple, mahogany, birch and pine. Stylistically they vary in their color and their grain. Oak and maple tend to be lighter in color, while cherry and mahogany have a richer hue. In terms of cost, pine is the cheapest cabinet wood you can use while mahogany is one of the most expensive, with oak and maple falling in the mid-range in terms of price. Durability of the various types of wood is also important to consider. Pine`s budget pricing makes sense, as it scratches and dents easily. Oak and maple are very hardy, and mahogany ranks as the most durable among common cabinet woods.
Stock kitchen cabinets are a more affordable cabinet option. True to their name, they`re usually in stock and ready to take home from cabinet specialty or home improvement stores; this makes them popular among many home renovators. They are sold either fully assembled or ready to assemble, so that many DIYers are able to personally install them, thus reducing labor costs.
No matter which layout you choose, keep the ever-important "kitchen triangle" in mind. This is the well-worn path you make between the refrigerator, the stove or oven, and the sink, none of which should be more than 6 feet away from one another. The tighter this triangle, the more efficient you can be as a cook.