After our kitchen unexpectedly flooded, we had a ton of soggy, unsalvageable cabinetry to deal with. It was time to remodel. After some consideration, we decided to go with white kitchen cabinets for a modern farmhouse look. Not only does our kitchen look far more inviting, clean, and bright, but we’ve managed to create more helpful storage space thanks to some smart design options. Let’s explore the cabinet remodel process.
“We couldn’t be happier with our choice!”
White Kitchen Cabinets
for That Modern Farmstyle Look
It’s challenging to think about our old cabinets without comparing them to the new ones. Nowadays, we can’t believe that we allowed ourselves to stick with such outdated cabinetry and design! Still, getting to our current state was a process.
We decided to replace our kitchen cabinets after a nasty flood. In addition to hiring the right service technicians to handle that issue, we also had to make a decision about our cabinets. We could have them refaced, or we could replace them.
After a tough discussion, we decided that the best thing to do would be to replace them. Repair and refacing costs were nearly identical to the replacement fees. Besides, household mold isn’t anything to laugh about.
We later realized that our older cabinets were past their prime. It had been time to replace them, though we only realized that after losing them. The new white woodgrain cabinets in our kitchen have breathed a fresh breath of air into our home.
Why Remodel Your Kitchen Cabinets?
As we mentioned above, there are several reasons why you might want to remodel your kitchen cabinets. Some of the most popular reasons include:
We’ll discuss each of these reasons in greater depth, as it’s crucial to recognize when you may need to replace old cabinetry. Even if it’s not currently on your to-do list, you might need to schedule an emergency replacement as we did.
When that happens, it’s good to have a plan already in place. Reviewing these reasons could help you begin to think of a remodeling plan that matches your personal tastes and household budget.
Accidents happen; it’s just a natural part of life. That’s why it’s so crucial to have homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. It’s also a good idea to maintain a savings account for household damages.
You may not give your kitchen cabinets the credit they deserve until they’re gone. Preparing, cooking, and storing food is tricky when you don’t have safe, clean surfaces in your kitchen. But unexpected damage can rob you of counter space.
Consequently, you may end up shopping for replacement counters and cabinets on the fly. If you have an emergency plan in place, this process is bound to be far less stressful.
Older cabinets are often damaged, faulty, and ready for replacement. Solid wood cabinetry that’s been well-maintained could potentially last for several generations, but most homes don’t feature this type of cabinetry.
If your home is still sporting cabinets from half a century ago, you may want to upgrade. You cannot only achieve an improved look (as we did), but you could also ensure that your home is free of worrisome materials like asbestos.
Some homes have sound foundations and sturdy walls but poor cabinetry and appliances. Fortunately, improving these features is far easier and more affordable than roofing, foundation, or HVAC issues.
Does your kitchen have low-quality cabinets that are peeling, chipping, or generally looking uninviting? Replacing them may be far easier than you think. And when you’re done, you can pat yourself on the back for increasing your home’s value.
One of the greatest aspects of being a homeowner is that it can be far more rewarding than owning a vehicle. Cars begin to drop in value as soon as you drive them off the lot. The more you use your car, the less it’s worth for re-sale. The opposite can be said of homes. The more you invest in improving your home’s appearance and functionality, the more it’s worth. By replacing old cabinets with new, stylish ones, you could be making a sound investment that has several returns.
Finding the Right Style
Once you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen, you’ll need to choose the cabinet style. You may have decided that you’d like classic white cabinetry, but there are several potential styles from which to choose.
Some of the most common cabinet styles include:
Let’s briefly explore each of these cabinet types to discover how they differ. By delving into these various types, you may also start to develop a preference. This tendency can help you make an educated and more immediate shopping decision.
We didn’t opt for flat panel cabinets, but that’s just because we wanted to achieve a slightly more rustic look for our kitchen. Flat panel styles tend to be far more modern, and while they are sleek and stylish, they didn’t vibe with our country style.
Still, if your ideal kitchen consists of neutral colors and sharp lines, flat panel cabinetry may be the best option. Of course, it’s only one of many types of cabinets.
Raised panels do have some slight indentation, but this is only at the raised portions’ bases. We felt like this style was very classic, but not suitable for our particular household.
The raised edges didn’t seem safe for small tots, especially those that tend to run around the house with blankets, towels, and capes over their eyes (don’t ask!). But this type did appeal to a part of me that enjoys Victorian styles.
Still, we also thought that our light color patterns might contrast with the raised panel cabinets’ standard colorations. Most belonging to this type feature dark wood staining to help bring out the beautiful raised portions.
The recessed panel style tends to be just as it sounds. The cabinet’s main body will feature a recessed panel that is typically horizontal and slightly smaller than the width and length of the cabinet.
It’s a simple design that may be suitable for those who enjoy the flat panels’ contemporary allure but desire a little more style.
We decided on Shaker-style cabinets for our kitchen. The slight recession and wood grain lent itself well to our countryside aesthetic.
The choice between these and the recessed panel options was challenging. However, the fact that the Shaker-style cabinets also feature a slight recession near the handle, giving them an altogether more cohesive design, sold us.
Cabinet design incorporates style, material type, and several other factors. It can be a somewhat complicated endeavor, but design pros like those at RBC Cabinetry could help you figure out an optimal flow and look for your cabinets.
Enjoy New Cabinetry Today
White kitchen cabinets are a classic look, but they’re not the only potential solution to your kitchen design woes. Be sure to get creative and dream of different storage options, color patterns, and materials.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the depth of options, you could always contact the custom cabinetry experts. They’re bound to have ingenious solutions to your cabinet-based remodeling issues.
Need Help Finding the Right Cabinets for Your Space?
Whether you’re decorating a brand new space or renovating a home, selecting cabinets can be an exhausting and overwhelming process. The options are endless, and you’ll be living with the decision you make for a long time.
We can help. The team at RBC Cabinetry understands the high stakes of any remodeling job, and we’re happy to help you explore the possibilities. Our goal is to offer clarity, provide top-quality custom service, and make your dream renovation an energizing experience.