Selecting the perfect kitchen cabinets for your new kitchen is one of the main decisions you'll need to make before you commence your renovation. Cabinetry can consume about half of your average kitchen budget, so it’s important you consider it carefully. For starters, it’s essential to understand the differences in cabinet materials and how this impacts their quality and durability, and overall aesthetic appeal.
For the ultimate in affordable style, laminates and melamines are a popular choice. It withstands high-pressure situations and it no longer has the stigma of being old fashioned. In fact the variety of finishes, colours and designs are ultra chic, with a choice of matt, textured, sheen and high gloss finishes. With advances in manufacturing technologies, there have been impressive developments in cutting edge haptic designs that produce a magnificent 3D effect on the surface.
Vinyl is a fashionable choice that comes in a matt, sheen, high gloss or textured finish. An impressive advantage of vinyl is that it can wrap around corners so you only need one piece eliminating joins. Vinyl permits greater possibilities in shape creation, allowing you to produce distinctive looks such as French Provincial.
Polyurethane cabinetry is also popular, where you choose the profile or look you want the door to be. It is then coated in a 2 pac polyurethane pane similar to your car. These will come in a variety of profiles, with your choice of colour in a matt, gloss or sheen finish.
Timber is still common, both the solid natural form and in timber veneer. Solid timber doors create a warm and cosy feeling in a kitchen and can suit both country and even contemporary kitchen designs. Natural and man-made timber veneers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their design. Timber veneer is a thin layer of real wood adhered to a substrate to create a very smooth flat timber surface, that can then be finished in either a matt, sheen or gloss. The impressive results give you a strong sense of nature without actually using timber.
With all these great choices, it often comes down to what ultimately suits your needs, lifestyle and budget. You may live alone or with a family; whatever your predicament, a company like Kitcheners Kitchens can help you select cabinetry to meet your specific requirements. For the best advice on new kitchen cabinetry, talk to Kitcheners today.