How to Choose Cabinets and Countertops for Your Kitchen


The kitchen is the most important room in the house. If you screw up the aesthetic qualities of the kitchen, you can expect your home’s resale value to drop. It’s just that simple. But what if you’re not planning to sell the house anytime soon? You still have to live with the mistakes you’ve made in this room you are going to be spending a considerable amount of time in for as long as you live in the home.

So when it comes time to choose kitchen cabinets you need to think carefully about the choices you’re about to make. This is true whether you are planning on having custom cabinets installed or you are hiring your local home center to do the work. In either case, you want to be sure you’re doing everything possible to make your kitchen look great.

That means putting some real thought into choosing your cabinets and your countertops. If you think about it, both of these components are going to take up a substantial amount of real estate in your kitchen, The cabinets along the walls and the countertops across the expanse of the room. This is particularly true if you have an island installed in your kitchen.

Installation of new cabinets or the refinishing or refacing of your home’s existing cabinetry is no small task. This is work that takes time (not to mention financial resources) that you only want to expend once. Countertops are even more of a concern, since many countertops are built from heavy stone that is expensive to manufacture and install inside your home.

The Importance of Making the Right Decision

Selecting the colors for a room can be a challenge no matter where it’s located in the house. You want to pick something you’re going to love for the next five to ten years, but you also want to know that your choice is something that won’t stand in the way of your possibly reselling the home some time down the line. Painting is one thing you can fix rather easily; you just buy a new can of paint and cover the existing wall color.

But when we’re talking about the kitchen, you’re dealing with more than just paint, You have cabinets and countertops to consider and these things aren’t replaced all that easily, because they can be costly to change and that might be money you don’t have to spend at the moment. So, you need to choose wisely and here are some helpful hints to do just that:

Think of Your Kitchen Color First

The cabinets and countertops don’t want to clash with your chosen décor. You want something that’s going to match or complement what already exists, otherwise you’re going to make a real bad decision that you’re going to have to live with for quite some time.

These considerations should extend to the wall color, the flooring, the ceiling, all of the surrounding elements that make up the kitchen décor. You want your cabinets and countertops to stand out, not stick out. So, consider the overall look of the kitchen before you choose these components.

Go with Your Tastes

We’re going to assume that you are the one who designed the look of the kitchen or, at the very least, you worked alongside a professional interior decorator who performed the work. With that being said, the color of your kitchen should likely reflect your personal tastes.

So, work from that standpoint and find the cabinets and countertops in the colors you prefer. If you’ve grown tired of the color of the kitchen and you plan to remodel everything, then the sky’s the limit, you can choose any color you desire. Maybe you’re a big fan of brown or perhaps blue. These are the colors you want to incorporate into the new design scheme of the kitchen.

But if you still want to keep the color and aesthetic the way it is, then you can play with your choice of color within the restrictions that your cabinets or countertops match or complement not only one another but also the rest of the room.

Perhaps White Is Best

Sometimes the best choice is to have no color at all. More homeowners are turning to white cabinets and countertops because they portray a modern, clean look. It’s also a great alternative to tracking down the precise shade or hue of your kitchen’s color just so the cabinets or countertops match everything. That can be a bigger hassle than you might think and white can be a great way to avoid dealing with it.

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