Published at Saturday, September 28th 2019, 15:27:57 PM. Kitchen Cabinets. By Frediana Arcuri.
Alternatives to wood kitchen cabinets include stainless steel, Thermofoil and laminate. Stainless steel is a durable and low-maintenance kitchen cabinet material. It can provide a more industrial, contemporary or modern feel to a kitchen, but the cost of stainless steel cabinets is significant. Thermofoil and laminate are more budget-friendly synthetic kitchen cabinet materials. They are surface finishes or veneers generally applied over a material such as particleboard. They mimic the look of wood but are non-natural materials that are more durable and are easier to clean than real wood.
There are many things to take into consideration when planning your cabinets. First consider placement of the cabinets. Open floor plans have become a common trend, and the placement of your cabinets will reflect whether you decide to follow this trend or stick with a more traditional layout. Cabinets may be used both above and below the kitchen counter to create a divide between your kitchen and living or dining room in a more traditional way. Cabinets may also be placed in an island in the middle of your kitchen allowing for the more open floor plan of a modern kitchen.
Refinishing, painting or staining kitchen cabinets can be an easy and inexpensive way to make the old look new again—and it`s a fun way to upgrade your color scheme and add a touch of flair. It is a process of cleaning the doors, shelves and hardware; sanding and/or stripping the old paint, blemishes and flaws off the surfaces; and adding new paint or stain for a fresh, new look. The cost is usually less than $100, but it can go up depending on the size and scope of the job.
The modern kitchen cupboard designs give an altered look to your kitchen. The corner fit cupboard design on the sides, the lower and the upper portion. The centre portion of one of the sides is left open to attach a chimney on the top.