A permanent installation for storage
such as cabinets, drawers and pantries. Generally composed of two
basic sections. Cabinets that are held to the wall are Wall Units or
wall cabinets. Cabinets that are mounted on the floor are called
Floor Units, base cabinets or Floor cabinets.
In building anything, It helps to
understand the living conditions of the household the kitchen is
being built for. This includes the number of residents, their daily
schedule and lifestyle such as eating and cooking habits. Consider
special specifications for the elderly and handicap.
How to plan a kitchen layout?
Planning a kitchen from scratch can sometimes be overwhelming. It is a very
elaborate task since it involves many elements and factors. To guide
you with planning your kitchen, whether you a making a small one,
simple and compact, where the shape and size of the room will mostly
determine its layout. Or bigger kitchens having more options, it's
best to equip yourself with the concept of the Kitchen Work Triangle.
This method is used to determine the most efficient way to position
the primary task carried out between the cooktop, the sink, and the
Refrigerator. Typical kitchen layouts are a galley, L-shaped,
U-shaped. When all these major elements in their respective places
have been decided, we can go into the specifications and details of
the kitchen units. For more information in building your kitchen
consult kitchen planners
How to install kitchen units?
If you decide to take on the task of
installing your cabinets, be ready with all the tools and materials
on hand before you start your project. The basic tools you will be
needing are a level, screw driver (screw gun), and a drill. Depending
on your skill level, the time it will take you to you take on this
task could be 2 to 4 days. Using ready made kitchen cabinet and
having a helping hand with you will reduce this time.
Start with measuring the height of your
base cabinet. Standard heights are 32”-34” and 18”-20” for
backsplashes. Adding these two lengths together will amount to
somewhere between 70”-74” from the floor to the bottom of the
wall units. (Its best to refer to the average heights of the
residents in the home when deciding this detail.) With a pencil and
a level, draw a horizontal line across the whole length of the wall
where you plan to install your cabinets. Drill the ledger or support
below the line. This line will serve as your guide and support for
the cabinets while you drill and install them onto the wall. Make
sure you temporarily remove the doors and hardware for easy handling.
After all the wall units are installed, you can start on your base
cabinets. Drill the holes wherever it is needed through any shims.
Continue this for the rest of the neighboring cabinets. Drill out
provisions for the wires and pipes. After everything is in place,
attach the doors and hardware then install a toe kick to cover the
gap along the bottom.
How do I make the most of my
The best kitchens are personalized to fit how you use one of
the most integral part of the home. Many kitchen manufacturers
provide a wide array of personalized smart kitchen storage solutions.
Don't overlook narrow spaces. Utilize them by installing pull out
cabinets that use a shelf system that slides out. Constructing your
wall units to use the space all the way to the ceiling is a great way
to extend the amount of storage available. Its best to build up, not
build out. For solutions like this, adding a step stool can easily
make that space accessible. Creating floor to ceiling kitchen units
can provide a fully functional pantry. Installed with the right
accessories such as baskets, shelves, pull out drawers in a variety
of heights, depth and sizes, this pantry can easily to accommodate
all types of food and ingredients.
How to set a budget?
When you have established the needs and
requirements of this home, how you can accomplish all that with how
much you want to spend. Create a comprehensive list of what you want
to accomplish. Take note as many details as possible. Including
prices and refine it along the way. Being able to see everything
written down is your first step of being aware of how massive a
project you will take on. You will be surprised on how all these
small things put together can come up to a considerable amount when
accumulated. This is where knowing your priorities can come in handy.
From there you can decide what stays or what goes. Consider not only
the cost of built in kitchen cabinets and materials but also
installation, labor and the time it will take to install everything
and complete the project.
How to Personalize my kitchen.
Do your research and talk to
professionals like Interior Designer-Decorators and when all is that done, create a kitchen that is uniquely you.
When choosing materials, value its durability, versatility and then
it’s style. Adding mirrors can have the illusion to expand the
space. Where in glass gives the illusion of not taking up any visual
space. Cabinet doors and countertops cover a large surface area.
Choose wisely, sleek and lasting designs are safe and will not easily
go out of style. Use classic colors to cover major areas and accents
or pops of color that can be expressed in accessories. These can be
changed out more easily if you get tired if it. There are many door
style and surface finishes to choose from that will help you attain
this. And best of all, when you've cleared out and cleaned out the
brand new kitchen, you can start curating all the Plates, pots, pans
and items you have into these tailored spaces. Setting everything in
their proper place.