Tips for Buying Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
May 30, 2012
New York city homeowners who think installing new cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom is as easy as purchasing them may be in for an unsettling surprise. Because numerous “do-it-yourself” television shows make home remodeling projects seem like an effortless and enjoyable activity, many people get excited at the thought of transforming their home into the showplace they just watched being readily created on a show. However, what they don’t realize is the planning, appropriate tools and specific knowledge required to produce the professional results presented by professional remodelers.
Before deciding to plunge into a DIY bathroom or kitchen project involving installation of new cabinetry, consider the following:
With most bathroom or kitchen renovation projects, cabinet purchases will comprise nearly half of the total cost of the project. This makes knowing how to install cabinets as well as being aware of the best type of cabinets for your kitchen or bathroom extremely important. Errors in either one of these areas can be costly and frustrating.
Correctly measuring the kitchen or bathroom space in which you want to install new cabinets before purchasing cabinets is vital to having the cabinets that fit firmly and leave no unsightly gaps.
Although measuring may seem like an easy enough task, it still requires knowing about technical aspects of remodeling such as corner dimensions, spacing between cabinets and ceiling and considering the type of material used to make the cabinets. Professional contractors are experienced with calculating the exact size of cabinetry needed to fill a space so that it looks neat and polished after installation.
Certain wood materials may not be suitable for how you plan on using your cabinets. For example, cabinets meant to be installed in the bathroom need to be constructed of materials that are resistant to high humidity and heat. Placing the wrong type of cabinets in an often used bathroom may result in warping, cracking and shrinking of the cabinets.
Do you want custom or stock cabinets? Stock cabinets are standard-sized cabinets that come in limited styles and materials. As the cheapest kind of kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, stock cabinets may or may not be what you are searching for in regards to the finished appearance of your remodeled room.
Alternatively, custom cabinets are especially constructed according to your instructions and are usually composed of better quality materials. Custom cabinets can be ordered from professional remodeling companies like New York City’s MyHome and made to accommodate your storage needs, space requirements and design preferences.