Kitchen cabinets and countertops form the backbone of a kitchen. While the kitchen cabinets should make the most of your kitchen’s floor plan, the countertops should complement the cabinets. So, how do you pull it all together? Consider the different layouts of the cabinets first and then move on to selecting your kitchen countertops.
Cabinet Features to Consider
Base cabinets get the most attention, and the styles are moving from doors to drawers. Drawers just make storage more accessible. It’s more ergonomic and easily stores all the kitchen essentials like pots, plates and pans neatly. Consider wall cabinets that extend to the ceiling. It’s efficient use of high-up space and can store everything from appliances and specialty serving ware to cookbooks. Plus, you add attractive molding for visual impact. For materials, skip the melamine and go with a plywood or good hardwood. Cherry wood is ideal for cabinets with dark, rich finishes. If you’re seeking a more exotic look, go with bamboo, mahogany or anaglade. These woods offer a natural, textured look and can be stained. European-style frameless cabinets offer more storage space than rail-style cabinets, so keep that in mind if you need more space. And don’t forget about hardware. It’s the jewelry of the kitchen space and the final touch.
Kitchen Countertops: Granite, Engineered, Concrete or Laminate
First off, the color of the kitchen countertops should contrast the kitchen cabinet to make things pop. While granite is popular and a must-have on many homeowner’s wish list, engineered stone products are more functional with its durability and stain-resistance. It fulfills the aesthetic needs and function. At the same time, concrete is gaining momentum in popularity. With its sleek finish and wide color choice, it’s easy to match up the countertops with the cabinets. Concrete counter tops are also an ideal choice for a modern kitchen.
Laminate kitchen countertops are plastic-coated. While it’s ideal if you’re on a tight budget, it also is available in a wide array of colors, including surfaces that look like granite. Overall, laminate is a smart choice for a quick-and-dirty kitchen overhaul. Engineered stone is quartz and available in a wider range of colors than granite. It’s a nonporous surface and resists stains and scratches. Quartz is a smart choice when you’ve got a busy kitchen. Top brands include LG Viatera, Silestone, Cambria Quartz and DuPont Zodiac.
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