Often the biggest investment in a kitchen remodel, cabinetry can be very exciting, if a little confusing. For something that basically amounts to a set of wooden boxes, it can definitely get complicated in a hurry. Luckily, we give you the knowledge you need to make smart choices and be able to follow just exactly what it is that your designer or contractor means when he or she talks about the technical aspects. Use the articles in this web site to familiarize yourself with the lingo, the options and inserts available, and what to expect from the process. That way, when all is said and done, your investment in cabinets will be able to end up working for you, and not leave you working around it.
We cover every aspect of your kitchen’s cabinetry, from ways to refurbish old cabinets to how to buy new cabinets that work well with your kitchen design. Maybe your cabinets are structurally sound, but they could just use a new look. Consider the sections on cabinet refacing, refinishing kitchen cabinets, and our explanation of what cabinet door overlays are, and how they can define your kitchen’s style.
Or maybe you’d just like some more storage space — and who wouldn't? Take a look at our tips for adding kitchen cabinets, or our discussion of kitchen islands and how to know if you have the space for one. If re-organizing could help you take care of the space crunch, see the section on kitchen cabinet inserts and organizers for tips on items like blind corners, spice racks, and drawer dividers.
If you want a complete cabinet overhaul, you’ll need plenty of information on new cabinets. We have explanations about the differences between factory made and local custom cabinets, the finish materials cabinets are made from, and the types of cabinets that are available on the market. Also, be sure to stop by our style guides for primers on the many different styles and finishes that are available for cabinet doors. Lastly, we offer a great guide to actually buying the cabinets and provide pointers on how to make comparisons among the kitchen cabinets you are considering purchasing.