It is imperative that before you start shopping for new kitchen cabinets At Vision Floors Carpet One Floor & Home in Lafayette, IN that you have a well-designed plan of action in front of you. A good piece of advice is to write down your goals and priorities of your kitchen before diving into kitchen cabinet design. You should also have a very clear vision of what your kitchen will look like with space and storage laid out according to your needs. Our cabinet’s brands include Holiday Kitchens and HAAS Cabinets.
Holiday Kitchens is more than exceptional materials and craftsmanship. Their cabinets are tailored to the needs and wants of the customer. Cabinet styles range from traditional kitchens to sleek lines and rich tones of European-style kitchens to mixed colors and textures in more eclectic kitchens. You can choose from completely custom options, or their A La Carte constructions.
HAAS Cabinets offers styles that suit not only the preference of the customer, but also the space they are being installed in. Choose from their Signature or Lifestyle collections to find the perfect cabinets for your space. They even offer bathroom vanities and cabinets for other rooms in your home including living rooms.
We can help you answer important questions such as what type of kitchen layout you want, what color will work in your home, what your budget is, and the exact measurements of your kitchen appliances.
Planning & Designing Your Kitchen Cabinets
Your kitchen is an integral part of your home design and will play as a significant component when measuring the value of your home. Although cabinets are very important, there is more to consider than just price, cabinet style, and material selection. From the very small remodels to the very large, every kitchen project can be costly and time consuming if you don't take the necessary steps to plan ahead. Take a look at these steps to help you through the buying process of kitchen cabinets below.
Address Resale Value
You will want to make sure that any improvement to your home will increase the value, so it is important to choose improvements that are consistent with other homes in your area. You will also want to consider the length of time you are going to stay in the home after the cabinetry is installed. It might be worth it to install a superior cabinet even if you don’t get the ROI back because you will have many years to enjoy the new design.
Determine the Scope of the Kitchen Cabinet Project
This boils down to your budget and the limitations you will have on buying materials. If your space just needs a simple face lift then replacing door faces or adding a fresh coat of paint may go a long way. But if you are faced with cabinetry that needs repair or is rotting away, then you will want to invest in new kitchen cabinetry right away.
Kitchen Layout Design
Your kitchen is one of the most practical and convenient work areas in your household. Before you choose a new look, make sure you start with a very accurate floor plan of the existing space with all architectural dimensions noted. Location of present utilities, such as electricity, water and sewer connections are also important to document, especially if the remodel involves spatial reconfiguration.
Draw a Sketch
Create a rough sketch of your kitchen layout arranging the appliances in the most efficient way. A convenient path from the three most used appliances is crucial (sink, range, and refrigerator). This is known as the work triangle.
Modern kitchen design has been pushing the envelope in kitchen cabinets creating larger more open work areas. However, the basic configurations remain the same and the fundamentals need to be considered when doing this yourself. It is advisable to hire an experienced kitchen cabinet installer like Vision Floors & More to establish the most effective plan of action for your new kitchen cabinets here in Lafayette IN.
If you are interested to learn more about kitchen cabinets and which ones are right for your project, please call us today at 765-637-9331.