Cabinet doors requires soul searching

Selecting a kitchen cabinet can be a tedious task, especially because regretting such a decision can be costly. Experts say to choose a cabinet that you are comfortable with rather than one that is necessarily the trendiest on the market right now. Glass cabinet doors are a good option, particularly because types such as conservancy […]

BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS, CLIPP™

Published 03/10/2009

Selecting a kitchen cabinet can be a tedious task, especially because regretting such a decision can be costly. Experts say to choose a cabinet that you are comfortable with rather than one that is necessarily the trendiest on the market right now. Glass cabinet doors are a good option, particularly because types such as conservancy glass provide an “invisible” finish for the cabinet and showcase cabinet contents. Hardware is an essential component of cabinets overall appearance, so be mindful of the kind of knobs and hinges that can alter the appearance of the cabinet, for better or worse. Full-size doors should always be examined for potential cabinet finishes, while cabinet shoppers should never make their decisions based upon small sample pieces of wood. Finishes such as oak or maple are common choices that are long-lasting, however alder or cherry wood might be a better option for those desiring a more traditional cabinet. Finally, cabinets should be selected from a business that specializes in cabinets and counter tops since the models often showcased will give a better idea of your finished product.

Source: NorthJersey.com 3/8/09

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BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS, CLIPP™

Becky Sue Becker is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, and Certified Living-In-Place Professional™. She is an award-winning designer serving the greater Atlanta region.

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