A Guide to Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets

A Guide to Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets not only determine the look and feel of a kitchen but also its functionality. Kitchen cabinets have a large impact on your budget as well as your kitchen’s style, so there is no surprise that choosing your kitchen cabinets is a big decision making process. There are several elements of kitchen cabinets which you should keep in mind when designing your kitchen to help obtain the best final results while improving your home décor with convenient storage options.

Door Style
The door style of your kitchen cabinets may be the biggest impact to your kitchen design budget. Your cabinet door style is important as it is one of the most visible design features in a kitchen.

Shaker style kitchen cabinets are the most common form – a simple, timeless design with clean lines suiting just about any decor. Flat panel kitchen cabinets are a simple but stylish feature, ideal for contemporary or modern kitchen interiors. Inset kitchen cabinet doors are designed with precise measurements sitting inside the cupboard frame. This classic look requires concealed hinges and is one of the most expensive styles on the market. If you have chosen to go with glass as your kitchen cabinet style, there are many popular options such as transparent, frosted or textured glass to choose from to keep your kitchen visually appealing.

Colours and Finishes
Coloured kitchen cabinets can be a smart way to go if you need to brighten up your kitchen. Hand painted kitchen cabinets allow you to experiment with vibrant colour palettes, neutral hues or two-toned finishes. Semi-gloss paint is the best finish for cabinets because of its durability and ease of cleaning. Timber kitchen cabinets have either a matte or gloss finish with a simple patterned design. Classic kitchens opt for doors with framed glass panels for a timeless finish. French provincial kitchen cabinets have intricate carvings; hand painted detailing, colour washing and distressing can achieve various antique styles.

Hardware
Handles are the final touch to kitchen cabinets and come in a range of materials, finishes and level of quality. The choice of door handles, pulls and knobs make a big difference to your finished look. Traditional style cabinets usually have decorative, old style handles, cup handles or sophisticated door knobs. For a contemporary style kitchen, choose a simple, streamlined handle for minimalist cabinets. Transitional kitchens with shaker style kitchen cabinets suit handles with a curved shape, adding a soft and homely feel to the kitchen. Open and close tapping features for handle-free cabinet doors are very popular in modern kitchen cabinet designs.

Whether you are renovating your whole kitchen or just replacing the cabinetry, follow these ideas to help you choose your ideal kitchen cabinets.

Harrington Kitchens have a wide range of kitchen cupboard and cabinet doors available to choose from for your kitchen design, and are available in a variety of finishes and colours. At Harrington Kitchens, each kitchen cupboard and cabinet door is designed to suit the kitchen design style of your choice. If you are interested in any of these kitchen designs or a have a kitchen design enquiry, do not hesitate to contact us.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.

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