If you are considering home renovations, chances are you are looking at your existing kitchen and bathrooms, or both. Kitchens and bathrooms are very important to the resale value of your home. In terms of both beauty and function, cabinetry is one of the most important features of these two rooms. Practically speaking, the purpose of cabinetry is storage, but considering that cabinetry can make or break your home renovations, choosing the right cabinets is one of the most important decisions you can make.
For your kitchen or bathroom remodel, you should figure on spending 40 to 50 percent of your total remodel budget on cabinets. Cabinets play such a pivotal role in your home renovations, you want to make sure you get quality cabinets that will function well in the space and last a long time.
Here are some other things to consider before choosing cabinets during your home renovations:
- Measure first: Before you set your budget, you should go ahead and measure your space. This will help you get more accurate estimates of what your cabinetry costs will be.
- Choose cabinets: You will have to decide between standard, semi-custom or fully custom cabinets. Custom options are generally more expensive, but are also typically higher quality, longer-lasting, and can be made to perfectly fit your nonstandard kitchen space.
- Consider options: There are many add-ons that can improve the function of your cabinets, but they do come at a price. Examples are shelves that pull out for easier access, a built-in Lazy Susan, wine racks, vertical dividers and more.
Whatever cabinet options you decide on, make sure that they are quality construction that will last for a long time. Home renovations are too expensive to waste money on cabinets that don’t have solid frames and reinforced corners.