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House & Home: Home Kitchen Design Pt. 4 – Cabinetry

House & Home Stylist Reiko Caron and Builder Dave Depencier talk kitchen designs in the fourth installment of the Home Kitchen Design series. They visit a 1400 sq. ft. two-bedroom open concept home in Dresden, Ontario, where they continue their step-by-step process to building a new kitchen.

Now, the cabinetry is going in. In a kitchen, the cabinetry can be one of the most expensive parts of that room, so you want to make sure you know all the products and you know all the costs to those products so you’re able to make an informed decision.

Cabinetry (http://bit.ly/2gL7J1S) is generally the most visible element in a kitchen and therefore is responsible for the room’s overall look and design.

A Shaker profile has clean and simple lines and lends itself to just about any decor — from traditional, to country, to contemporary.

The beadboard profile mimics traditional paneling and is perfect to achieve a cottage or country look.

A raised-panel profile offers the most detail in a door. It’s a versatile look that can complement traditional, transitional and classic decors.

Look for the style that will work with the furniture and accessories that will share the space.
For this project, we recommend the Owners Choice cabinetry line. The walls and bases can be arranged in almost unlimited combinations and it’s available in white, grey, maple and dark maple. You really can install these cabinets yourself and you can add shelving accessories to make your storage even more functional.

Well-made drawers should support about 75 pounds when open. Cabinets should measure at least ½ inch thick all around; these are 5/8” thick; and you’ll also want your shelving to be 5/8” thick to prevent bowing.

Cabinet hardware (http://bit.ly/2k8ok1Z) is an important element as some designers call it ‘the jewelry of the kitchen’. To whether you want ornate or streamlined, you can find hardware to suit any style of kitchen.

For the custom island, they brought in 4 upper cabinets to keep the height proper to put together with a panel in between for stability; and four legs to be able to lift it off the ground to make it look like a piece of furniture.

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