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Kitchen Cabinet Tips to Remember

We know you’re excited to get started on your new kitchen cabinets – but before you dive in, keep in mind these tips to ensure your project is hassle-free, seamless, and checks off all of your needs and wants!

1. Consider your timeline

What’s does your timeline look like for your kitchen remodel or update? If you’re on a tight schedule, opting for an in-stock cabinet choice that can be taken home same day might be a smart choice for you. We recently added an in-stock selection of Smart Cabinetry products to accommodate homeowners and business owners who want a quick turnaround and stylish choices to select from. If you have more time to work with, custom kitchen cabinets will ensure that they are the perfect fit for your unique space and function. National Design Mart’s in-store designers are here to make sure your installation will be a good fit for your project timeline!

Smart Cabinetry in Polar White

2. Plan for your space

It’s not just about knowing the height and width of the cabinets that will fit. Create a list of the features that are most important for your space. Will you be keeping the same layout, or could another layout work better for your kitchen? What features would allow you to get the most out of your space? If you want a pantry but don’t currently have the space, consider designing new cabinets with space for a built-in pantry or a lazy-susan corner cabinet that could accomidate this. If your kitchen is always busy but walking space is limited, consider if a different layout would make more sense. Our in-store designers create 3-D renderings for our customers using the dimensions of their space to begin planning the best layout, product choices, and more.

Echelon Cabinetry’s Touraine 5-PC in Truffle

3. Stick to your budget

Create a budget that you can work with and stick to it. Pre-fab kitchen cabinet choices are budget-friendly and great looking. If your kitchen is a relatively standard layout, these could be a great option for your space, and your wallet! Plus, if you love the look of solid wood but don’t love the price tag, cabinet brands offer plenty of manufactured wood options to choose from. For larger budgets, there are so many ways you can customize your kitchen cabinets – from custom layouts and opting for all of the bells and whistles, to adding a kitchen island. Whether you have a modest amount set aside or have plans for a grandiose makeover, there are kitchen cabinet choices to accomidate every type of project!

Omego Cabinetry’s Pinnacle Series Custom Cabinets

4. It’s all in the details

Though the small details might seem less important than getting the brand and style right for your new kitchen cabinets, they can make a major impact on your safisfaction level! These details shouldn’t be an afterthought – planning these will help you stick to your budget, coordinate your new look, and keep the process hassle-free. Determine what aspects of your kitchen are likely to be updated and which have to stay. If the paint that’s on your kitchen walls isn’t your favorite and is simple enough to update, then don’t think you have to plan your cabinets to match! Come up with a color scheme that you love or talk with our experts to make sure you get it right. From standard cabinet colors and finishes, to custom colors, mismatched designs, and more – there are plenty of ways to get creative with your new cabinets! Plus, choosing features like soft close drawers, cabinetry for built-in applianaces, trash bin pullout and other details could make a huge inpact on your overall design. Hardware is also a simple way to make sure your cabinets are stylish and customized. National Design Mart has dozens of options to choose from – explore great brands like Hardware Resources and more.

Jeffrey Alexander Collecton by Hardware Resources, Antwick Decorative Hardware

5. Be satisfied with the finished product

No matter how much planning goes into your project, you won’t get it right if your installation isn’t precise. Ensure precise measurements and expert installation by trusting our professionals at National! Contact us today for a free in-home estimate to get started on your new kitchen cabinets. Once you’ve picked out all of your elements and are satisfied with your 3-D design, our installers will get to work! We’re here to ensure a hassle-free kitchen cabinets install and a finished look that you can’t wait to show off.

Mid Continent Cabinetry’s Jamison Maple in Flint

Stop in to National Design Mart to talk about your kitchen cabinet design plans! Bring the heart of your home to life with our expert planning and installation services.

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