Cabinet Form & Function

Kitchen Blog Bella_Kuypers05Cabinets are an essential part of a home.   May homeowners believe cabinets to be the most important selection when remodeling or building a new home.  There are many cabinet products on the market.  Some are focused on style and some are focused on function.   Combining the two is incredibly important.

It’s the job of the sales and design team at Kansas City Building Supply to assist homeowners when blending those to in order to achieve the perfect marriage of style and function.

With the increased exposure of mediums like HGTV and the internet, homeowners have become very hands on when deciding cabinet style and functionality.  With regard to style there are many things one must consider.  Those considerations include, but are not limited to:  door style, wood species, paint or stain, hardware options, contemporary looks, transitional looks and traditional looks.  Design professionals can help assist in the making of these decisions.

Functionality is very important to consider when designing any space that includes cabinetry.  The most common of these spaces includes kitchens, baths, entertainment centers, office areas and laundry rooms.  Consideration must be given to appliances and other household equipment.  In addition, one must consider layout in order to achieve the efficient use of the space.

There are many factors to take into consideration when designing any room in your home and taking trends into account is no exception.  Currently, the trend for gray hues for paint or stain on cabinets seems to be very popular.  So is the use of decorative hardware and exotic appliances such as built-in coffee/espresso machines.
Homeowners are designing their home living spaces with the long term in mind. Therefore most of them leave no stone unturned during the selection and design process of their cabinetry.

By:  Pam Frye

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