The first question to ask here is what a modular cabinet is. A prefabricated unit that doesn’t need to be attached to anything else and is meant for a specific purpose is a modular cabinet. When such a cabinet is placed in the kitchen it becomes a modular kitchen cabinet.
In a modular kitchen, these cabinets act as storage space and aren’t attached to other units. They are available in different materials ranging from fibreboard to steel to solid wood. The premade cabinets are much more affordable as compared to custom cabinets.
Modular cabinets can be quite versatile. Since they aren’t attached to anything, they can be placed anywhere as per your convenience. You can put them on the floor or mount them against the wall or even stack them on countertops. They’re also available in a variety of sizes and colours so you can match them to the décor of your kitchen and your home.
Modular Kitchen Cabinet Design
Since modular kitchens rely heavily on the modular kitchen cabinets for storage space, if you plan to have a modular kitchen you will need these cabinets. While there are plenty of styles and colours to choose from, the cabinets are available in three basic styles. They are:
Base Cabinets – These cabinets are generally placed on the floor beneath the kitchen countertops. Their main function is to act as storage space but in the process they also provide support for the countertops. The cabinets can have steel baskets inside or be in the form of drawers or even be arranged as shelves. A great place to store kitchen necessities such as utensils and/or condiments and spices, the base cabinets are a must for every modular kitchen.
Overhead Cabinets – As the name suggests, these cabinets are mounted on the wall directly above the countertops. This makes them easy to access while you’re cooking so these cabinets are the best place to store your spices. Since they’re not needed to hold anything up you can decide whether to have them in your kitchen or not. Consider factors such as the amount of space you need and whether they fit your budget or not before deciding upon them.
Tall Cabinets – These types of cabinets are usually not a standard fixture in a modular kitchen. They’re best placed in kitchens that have a lot of space, in other words, very large kitchens. In such spaces, they make excellent storage places where you can keep anything from snacks to groceries to pickles to jams to cookies and more. If you have a spacious kitchen, check with the modular kitchen dealer about installing these cabinets.
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
There are a plethora of choices available to you when it comes to wood kitchen cabinets. You can opt for cherry wood, maple wood, oak wood, alder wood, hickory wood, birch wood, walnut wood, or pecan wood.
However, before you decide about which wood to use keep in mind some considerations. You need to determine the undertones of colour and the actual range of colours. You also need to check the grain of the wood to determine how easily finish can be applied. You will also need to determine the natural characteristics of the wood such as burl, bird pecks, mineral streaks or wormholes to see how they fit in with the rest of your décor.
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
Unlike modular kitchen cabinets, these are made to suit your specifications and preferences. That means that you decide how big or small they will be, what material they’ll be made of, what the layout inside the cabinet will be and what kind of finish they will have.
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