When you decide you would like to have new kitchen cabinets for your home, there are several options open to you. You may just have to reface your existing cabinets, which is not a costly venture. You can accomplish this in a very short time because all you have to do is hang new doors and the fronts of the drawers and a new surface to the facings. This way the look of your cabinets changes and it will seem as if you have a new kitchen.
However, if you decide you want to tear out the existing cabinets and completely replace them, this will require more work. You can draw up a new layout for the kitchen and place the appliances in different locations. You might also decide to put in an island in the kitchen or separate the kitchen and dining areas with a peninsula. The best thing to do is to take a good look at the size of the room and then draw up the plans for the location of different cabinets and the appliances.
The refrigerator and the stove need to have cabinet space between them because they should never be placed side by side. If you have a window, this is the best place for the sink And if you have a dishwasher, it should be as close to the sink as possible to make the plumbing easier.
Once you have the layout planned, then you have to decide what type of material you want for the cabinets. Wooden cabinets give the kitchen a more traditional look, but with wood it is harder to clean off the grease that gets on the surfaces from cooking. You also have to think about the type of doors you want. Do you want square lines or would you prefer a little more detail as in the cathedral design? Do you want to have the cabinets the same height across the top or the staggered look? You can choose to have a space between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling or you can have a bulkheading built over them that has the same design as the cabinets.
Then you have to think about the color of stain you want to use. Deciding to renovate your kitchen with new cabinets is not an easy decision.