Do you have enough storage in your kitchen? Consider adding cabinets. Cabinets are a kitchen’s backbone. It is an essential aesthetic and functional element of this vital room in your house. With various choices in the market, deciding which style or type to choose from can be overwhelming.

What is the significance of ample kitchen cabinets?

Cabinetry is probably one of the most substantial parts of this room. Always referred to as the heart of the home, the kitchen is where the family’s source of nourishment is prepared. Because of this, it is crucial to keep it spick and span. Without ample storage spaces, your kitchen might feel chaotic and messy.  It will lose functionality, and meal preparation will be daunting for the family.

Cabinets provide storage for food and non-food items in the kitchen.

First and foremost, cabinets serve as storage for many items. It is where we keep our utensils, cookbooks, small appliances, and other things necessary for meal preparation for the family daily. For houses without dedicated pantries, the cabinets in the kitchen will also house the ingredients, snacks, and other food items. Properly storing all these will keep them clean.  Doing this contributes to the family’s health.

Organization is another element that cabinets offer.

An adequate number of cabinets brings about effective organization and processes in the kitchen. Utensils, cookware, and flatware can be sorted in cabinet shelves and compartments. A specific place for everything will make it easy to find them when needed. Applying this concept to food items and sorting them accordingly will prevent spoilage.

Cabinets contribute to the kitchen’s aesthetic aspect.

Stowage with covers makes a neat and pristine appearance of the kitchen. Adding designs such as simple veneers to the cabinet doors affects the look and feel of the entire room. As most kitchens have ample cabinets, upgrading them feels like renovating the whole kitchen.  The look you give to your cabinets becomes your kitchen’s vibe.

How to Choose Cabinets for Your Kitchen

Planning is crucial in whatever project you’re embarking on, whether big or small.  Thoughtful and systematic planning will lead to a stress-free upgrading project.  If you are considering giving your kitchen a facelift by adding cabinets, here is a list of things to guide you through the process.

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How much are you willing to spend on your additional cabinets? Learn about kitchen renovations and remodeling expenses. Research kitchen cabinet installation or rehabilitation. Kicking off by reading this article is a good idea.

Cabinets comprise approximately 50% of most whole kitchen remodeling budgets. If you plan to renovate your kitchen, but your budget is limited, fret not because upgrading your cabinetry will be worthwhile. Adding or remodeling your stowage compartments will enhance the entire appearance of your kitchen.

To help you ensure that you have the budget for your project, you should know that the final price will depend on the options you will pick. So keep your budget in mind when you choose the material you will use, finishing, hardware, and other organizing gadgets. Prioritize the ones you need most to ensure that your budget will fit.

If, on the other hand, budget is not an area to worry about, then you can splurge! Rest assured that adding or improving your kitchen storage system is always a good investment.

Storage Type

Before zeroing in on how the cabinets look, prioritize how they work. Decide whether you want drawers, shelving, or a mix of both.  Remember that drawers are great for maximizing the space and improving the organization. However, as sliding mechanisms are a requirement with drawers, they can be more expensive.

Shelving is your next best option if space is not a concern. No other mechanisms are needed with this type. They are also easy to clean and maintain and are also more affordable. Whichever you go with, think about your workflow when you are moving into the kitchen.

Did you know that you can have your cabinetry system customized? You can design it according to your lifestyle. Choose the design that will work best based on what things you want to put. Don’t forget to include easily accessible spaces for the objects that you often use. Also, consider the things that you plan on storing in them.


Typical materials for building cabinets include stainless steel, melamine, metal, or wood. The most famous choice is solid wood. It is one of the most reliable cabinet materials. However, in the long run, solid wood might contract or expand. If you want wooden stowage, it is best to use engineered wood. It is also more affordable than solid wood.


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  • Kitchen style: When picking your cabinet design, think about the vibe of your kitchen. Make sure they match and complement. Aside from style, the color scheme should also fit together if you want to achieve uniformity for your entire house. Considering your house’s theme or type is not a bad idea.
  • Door profile: Doors are the cabinet’s skin. They are the visible part of these storage spaces. Choosing how the doors look is crucial.  Available door profiles include slab, shaker, and raised panel (square, arched, or cathedral). If you’re going for a more modern or minimalistic appearance, then plain flat doors must be what you’re looking for.
  • Finishing: Solid wood can be finished, stained, or painted. Whatever it is, using a wood finish delivers a more natural look. For a more elaborate design, go with decorative finishes like crackle, glazed, or distressed. Light-colored cabinets are easy to clean. Recently, a trend of bright white or dark navy colors became popular.
  • Hardware: Handles, pulls, and knobs are the final touches for your cupboards. Get those that complement the style and do the function you desire. For those who want a sleek design, concealed and minimalistic handles are available.
  • Others: Cabinet lighting has also been a trend these days. They give a warm ambiance and also function to light up your countertop.  Because of this, your space becomes both stylish and practical.

Gadgets and additional features

Lastly, there are gadgets that aid in the kitchen’s organization and workflow. For example, utensil dividers allow you to separate tools used in different meal preparation types. If your spice collection is vast, there is a dedicated rack solely for spices.  You can also use a shallow drawer to organize them. It makes it easy to find the specific spice bottle you need while cooking.

If you have a small space, installing hooks, risers, and small shelving on the wall maximizes the space. It is an excellent way to improve the workflow and organize your stuff in your kitchen.

Midtown Builders Group offers custom home building, renovations, additions, and light commercial constructions.  Are you thinking of adding cabinetry to your kitchen? Call us today at 706-457-0012.  You can also send us an email at or