Matching the cabinets with the countertops in your kitchen is an important step in the design process and if done without some planning and thought, it can be problematic down the road for home owners. Many people think that designing and matching the countertops and cabinets is just about the color scheme and therefore fail to consider other factors. Since floor plans of homes these days is much more open than in years past, the kitchen, and thus, the cabinets and countertops have become one of the primary focal points of the home making to nearly impossible to ignore a poorly designed kitchen setup.
Perhaps the most important thing people fail to consider when picking out their cabinets and countertops is what choices will be the most practical and functional for that person’s lifestyle and living arrangements or family situation. For example, a home with young children or senior citizens would greatly benefit from tall floor cabinets and base cabinets which allow for members of the household to reach dishes and food easily without the need for climbing, which can lead to broken items or even injury. In these situations it is also recommended that there is ample storage space and that the cabinets. Also for homes with children or senior citizens, who are prone to more spills and accidents, we suggest that the countertops be made of laminate, which is far more resistant to stains than other materials and very durable and able to stand up to the rigors of everyday use by those less prone to be careful when doing things in the kitchen.
Thankfully laminate these days comes in a limitless variety of patterns and colors, making it much easier to find a style that is right for you. For those on a tight budget, selecting pre-made cabinets is a much more economical choice as opposed to semi-custom or fully custom cabinetry, which requires much more work during installation. Many people choose their countertops first since it tends to be the more expensive product and since it is often multi-colored, choosing the countertops first makes deciding on the color of your cabinets much easier.
As we mentioned in past blogs, it is a good idea to use the Wilson Art Visualizer to help augment your imagination so you can get a better idea of what the finished product will look like, and avoid making decisions that you will regret in the future. The best way to ensure you kitchen cabinets and countertops look and function the way you want is to get an idea, and maybe some samples of the materials you like best and bring them to the professionals at Custom Design Countertops in Santa Rosa, California who are experts at matching kitchen countertops with cabinets and while there is plenty of information on the internet on the subject, nothing compares with the quality you get by having a trained professional come in and survey the kitchen space in person to ensure that you get the stylish yet functional kitchen you have always wanted.