A Closer Look at Kitchen Cabinets May 27th, 2014 Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? Selecting the right kitchen cabinets will make a difference in the way the kitchen looks, and the functionality of the room. You need to consider the available cabinet types and features to find the right cabinet choice for your kitchen. There are four basic types of cabinets you can choose from; below is a rundown on each type and the benefits they offer. [singlepic id=534 w= h= float=none] Base Cabinets Base cabinets are popular, and have been for decades; they are the standard cabinet choice in most homes and are readily available. They are 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. You can increase the depth of the cabinets for additional storage. Most kitchens find that a mix of cabinets and drawers underneath the countertop works best for the storage needs of a working kitchen. Wall Cabinets The wall cabinets are typically 12 inches deep, but many homeowners increase the depth to 17 inches to allow for custom applications. These might include room for storing wine and wine glasses or hooks from which to hang mugs. If you choose to add lighting to the bottom of the cabinets, you must consider additional space for the electricity to be added to the cabinets. Display lighting looks great in most kitchens, especially those with limited lighting or poor natural sunlight options. Tall Cabinets Most homes will benefit from the inclusion of tall cabinets in the kitchen area, if there is enough room. These are larger cabinets used for storage and pantry space. Some smaller homes will not have enough space for broom storage and pantry space on their own, and adding one of these cabinets can help. Tall cabinets are normally 83.5 inches in height, providing plenty of additional space for food and other necessary but infrequently used items. Specialty Units The specialty cabinets are used over sinks, cook tops, hutches, suspended units, bottle racks, and other things. These specialty units create a usable workspace between the bottom edge of the upper cabinets and the countertops. Most kitchens will have a few specialty units included to help maximize the square footage and organization of the kitchen. [singlepic id=539 w= h= float=none] Kitchen Remodeling Success The right kitchen remodel needs correct planning to be successful. There are some configurations and features that work well in certain homes, but not in others. Custom cabinets cost more and take a longer time to install as they need to be specifically matched to the kitchen. A ready-to-assemble kitchen is easier to install, but the aesthetic style tends to look like most basic kitchen designs. Selection of ready-to-assemble kitchens is limited in styles, sizes, and materials. Creating a new kitchen can be a challenging process. One way to find the best design solution for your kitchen is by using software to create a 3D model of your kitchen. This allows you to have clear visualization of how the cabinets will look, and which features you would like to add. Certain features will give your cabinets a nice aesthetic appeal to boost your home’s value. Working with the right kitchen cabinetry experts allows you to make design revisions and make your dream kitchen a reality.