When you’re remodeling your kitchen, it’s hard to know how to choose the right kitchen cabinets for your home. Some don’t offer near enough storage space, while others clash with your décor. With so many unique choices available, it’s difficult to narrow them down.

At Palm Beach Gardens Kitchen Pros, we install a wide variety of kitchen cabinets, so we know firsthand what does and doesn’t work. We also can help you notice things you may have overlooked.

When you have an idea of what kitchen cabinets you prefer, call us for installation services. We guarantee professional results at affordable pricing on every job.


Six Steps to Perfect Cabinetry for Any House

It may not seem it, but picking the right kitchen cabinet profile is crucial. Some styles will appear dated faster than others, and they can clash with other designs. These six steps below will help you make the right decision. 

1. Choose the Right Cabinet Profiles

Modern kitchen cabinetry favors flat surfaces and clean lines versus traditional insets. Others use horizontal or vertical beading for a cottage-like appearance. Starting with the right profile will help narrow down your options. 

Whatever style suits you the best, you have plenty of options. Some of the more popular choices in kitchen cabinets are:

  • Shaker
  • Flat/Slab
  • Inset
  • Distressed
  • Recessed Miter
  • Raised Arch
  • Raised Square
  • Beadboard
  • Louvered
  • And many others

Whatever direction you wish to take, you can find a complimentary profile. Start with the front to choose the right kitchen cabinet for your home.

2. Which Cabinet Door Style is Your Favorite?

Do you prefer to go with the flow, or swim against the grain? Choosing the best cabinet door style depends on other décor.

Too often, an espresso-colored set of doors brings down a naturally lit space. Others offer too much contrast to keep your eyes at ease. Contemporary kitchens look better with minimalistic options, like shaker or slab styles. Others, like those with outer beading, seem tasteful but can age your home as well.

One way to settle on the best style of cabinet doors is discussing your needs. Contact one of our helpful installers today to hear about your options, such as:

  • Classic Wood Cabinets
  • Open Concept Storage
  • Glass Cabinet Doors
  • Accented Hardware Options
  • Combination Styles/Colors
  • Combination Wood
  • Emulated Furniture
  • Contrasting Islands and Cabinets
  • Cubby Cabinets
  • And many other unique styles

3. Combine Function and Style

The only thing more important than choosing cabinetry is what they hold. All too often, homeowners find the perfect set that doesn’t work with their utensils. Your cabinetry needs to not only look great, but perform even better. 

You must ensure that your cabinets are not only beautiful but roll every time smoothly. When contractors take shortcuts, they can ding, scratch, and peel quickly. When you hire a reliable builder, they can review every option clearly. Others, however, simply install whatever you want for the paycheck. Make sure yours function how they should, and look their best, by choosing us.

4. Pick Lumber and Color Choices

Much like shopping for furniture, the materials and colors of your cabinets matter. Higher-quality wood makes for elegant cabinetry, whereas particleboard soon looks cheap.

Not every hardware store or contractor will offer every combination. Another advantage of custom cabinets is finding a range of options, such as:

  • Maple
  • Walnut
  • Rift Oak
  • Clear Alder
  • Knotty Alder
  • Cherry
  • Oak
  • Light/White Cabinets
  • Dark/Black Cabinets
  • Gray Cabinetry
  • Natural Wood Finish
  • Custom Combinations

Some types of lumber will work with paint easier over other materials. The color of your cabinets can also drastically change the mood of the room. Most homeowners prefer either a white profile or natural wood, while darker browns can work also. Although your set can be any color, understand that not everyone paints theirs.

If you decide to sell your home in the future, it’s best to stay neutral. Otherwise, your favorite cabinets could stall a contract in the end.

5. Maximize Your Cabinet Space

While you can obviously use cabinets as-is, sometimes you waste too much space. You may be finding that your kitchen items don’t stack neatly, or fit for that matter. Often, it takes the right cabinetry accessories to make the most of them.

Thankfully, homeowners today have plenty of choices to expand their usable storage space. Some of the most popular solutions for many remodeling projects are:

  • Rolling Shelves
  • Cutting Board Shelving
  • Wall-Hung Racks
  • Mounted Pan Rack
  • Baking Sheet Dividers
  • Shelf Risers
  • In-Drawer Spice Rack
  • Stemware Mounts
  • Mounted Dish Racks
  • Cabinet Door Hangers
  • Taller Cabinets

There is no single correct answer, and you may need a combination of them. However, once you find the best pairing, it makes cooking much easier every time.

6. Favor Efficiency Over Appearances

These days, if a person knows how to cook, they have tons of gadgets. Some stay on the counter, while others are stored. In our experience, homeowners can never have kitchens that are too functional. The top complaint of many is that their current cabinets don’t hold enough.

Not all cabinets expand, and few offer the storage space you need. It takes a dedicated cabinetry contractor to include all the features you need most. In addition to after-market accessories, building custom cabinets is a smart choice. That way, you know that they will perform how you need them to every night.

How Much Will My Cabinets Cost?

Of course, one of the main barriers to your perfect kitchen cabinet is the cost. Not only should yours look good, but it should also suit the home. When you buy the most luxurious cabinets for a standard kitchen, they could seem odd. Going for the cheapest selection could likely make for frustrating meals every night.

You also must budget for any additional storage accessories you might require. Also, any specialized hardware options should also be noted. Stock cabinet run little as $60/Sq. Ft., with premium sets costing five times as much. Make sure you detail each item’s price before you spend your money.

Choosing the right kitchen cabinets for your home

Semi-Custom Cabinets: The Best of Both Worlds

What do you choose when you can’t buy premium cabinets, but want quality results? One solution is semi-custom cabinets. By taking stock cabinetry and adding detailing options, it makes them look like new. With this option, only a portion of it is changed, so no two ever appear the same.

This is a great solution when you find a stock set you genuinely love. You can even change out the drawers to keep the façade with added function. Either way, it’s a more affordable choice over fully-customized kitchen cabinets. When you need to make every renovation dollar count, semi-custom sets work wonders

Combine Styles with Contrasting Cabinet Hardware

A straightforward way of combining styles for cabinets is with hardware. By choosing unique pull handles, you can add layers of designs throughout your kitchen. It’s also an easy way to include different materials and textures. You can keep cabinets neutral and let the hardware take center stage.

When you have too much of one thing, these items help switch things up. See how small upgrades make for noticeable changes in your kitchen with:

  • Drawer Knobs
  • Cup Pulls
  • Scroll Pulls
  • Bar Pulls
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Stainless Steel
  • Ring Knobs
  • Repurposed/Upcycled Knobs
  • Antique Hardware

From bright and shiny metals to dark and subdued designs, you can find them all. When in doubt, ask about our current inventory today.


We Know How to Choose the Right Cabinets for Your Home

Contact us to make the most of your cabinets. No one offers better solutions than Palm Beach Gardens Kitchen Pros.