How to choose the best kitchen cabinets


Choosing kitchen cabinets

When it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets, there are so many options to choose from. Trying to choose a layout, paint color, style, and hardware, and matching them to your countertops and backsplash, can all become overwhelming. With some simple planning, choosing the right kitchen cabinets for your home is easier than you think. Here are a few things to keep in mind when picking out your kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen cabinets

If you're planning on replacing your kitchen cabinets, the first thing you should do is evaluate your space. Now is the perfect time to determine if you want to change the layout of your kitchen and what you will need in order to do that. Maybe you just want to add some more drawers, or maybe you want to do something more complex, such as adding or removing an island. Now is also the time to consider if the layout of your cabinets functions the way you need it to. Take measurements of your space and write down what you want to change.

After you've decided on the layout you want for your kitchen and taken measurements, think about the design of the cabinets that you want and what color paint/stain you might like. Consider the type of wood you want and what types of hardware. Try to find pictures online that look similar to the style you want. Once you've done some research and chosen your style, talk with a designer to get started.



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Cabinet styles

There are hundreds of styles of cabinets that you can choose from, so it's easy to design a 100% customized kitchen. You can choose from preexisting designs or have your cabinets fully customized for your space. Some popular designs include:
  • Shaker: One of the most popular cabinet styles, consists of 5 flat pieces, four of which make a frame around the fifth piece. This style is timeless and can be used in both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
  • Flat panel: For more modern and minimalist kitchens, flat panel or "slab" cabinet doors offer a simple, smooth appearance to your kitchen. These cabinet styles are often used in modern and contemporary kitchens.
  • Inset: As the name states, inset cabinets consist of cabinet doors that are inset into a cabinet frame. This style is sometimes more ornate, looking amazing in traditional kitchens, but can still look great in contemporary spaces.
  • Beadboard: These cabinets are made of rows of vertical planks with indentations known as "beads." The texture of this cabinet style gives off a farmhouse or cottage feel, making them great for creating a cozy space.


When you decide to replace your cabinets, it's a good time to evaluate your countertops and see if they will match your new kitchen design. Just like cabinets, there are many types of countertop materials you can choose from. You should try to pick out a countertop material and color that will fit with your cabinets and backsplash. Countertops are the final piece of your kitchen, tying the entire room together. Here are some of the most popular countertop materials on the market right now.

Quartz is one of the most popular countertop choices available right now, and for good reason. It is highly durable and easy to maintain, as well as easy to repair. Quartz countertops tend to have a uniform appearance and come in a wide variety of color choices. Quartz isn't porous, so it does a great job of keeping bacteria out, making it perfect for the kitchen.

Granite is another very popular countertop choice for kitchens because it offers an affordable and beautiful look. Granite countertops are heat and stain-resistant, allowing them to tolerate everyday kitchen activities. Every piece of granite is unique, so when you chose it you know that you are getting a countertop that is completely unique to your home.

While you may haven't heard of this option before, porcelain does a great job of keeping up with the demands of your kitchen. Porcelain countertops are heat, stain, and scratch-resistant, allowing them the same benefits as other countertop materials. Sealing is not usually necessary with these countertops and they are UV resistant, making them suitable for use in outdoor kitchens as well.
Green kitchen interior with wooden kitchen cabinets and furniture

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Now that you know what to look for when picking out kitchen cabinets and countertops, you're ready to get started designing the kitchen of your dreams. No kitchen is complete without the perfect floors. At Baila Floors, we want to help make your space look great, which is why we offer the best hardwood flooring solutions throughout San Francisco, Oakland/Bay Area, and California. If you're ready to get started, contact us today to book a free consultation and let our flooring experts help you create your dream kitchen.
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