How to Find the Perfect Cabinet for your Countertop
A beautifully done up kitchen adds warmth to your home. Similarly, a kitchen that is not visually appealing can bring down the look and equity of your house. You don’t need a large kitchen to do it up well. The key is to harmonize the colors of the countertops with the cabinets, to begin with. Plan a budget first, keep your lifestyle in mind, stick to a simplicity that can be easily modified over the years if needed. Cabinets are typically constructed from wood, metal, bamboo or glass. Popular countertops are those in granite, quartz, marble, wood, stainless, and ceramic. See how you can marry the two for years of kitchen bliss.
Match Made in Your Kitchen
- Work within a budget: Pre-built kitchen cabinets, called stock cabinets, are the most budget-friendly. They come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and finishes to suit your kitchen. To add your own touch, you can consider unfinished cabinets that let you paint or stain to blend the colors with your kitchen countertop. Unfinished cabinets are usually more budget-friendly than finished or custom – made ones.
- Plan your lifestyle: Make sure your kitchen plans match your lifestyle. For a large family, your cabinets need to be deep and spacious to provide substantial storage. If you like electrical appliances, the countertops need to be broad enough to hold them all and be heat resistant. Frequent use demands a more durable countertop that is easy to maintain. Granite, concrete, and wood require periodic maintenance, sealing or oiling. Marble, granite and wood stain easily. Stainless steel, laminate, engineered stone, and quartz are the most durable. Cabinets at the base work better than wall mounted storage for families with children or seniors who are unable to reach up easily. Another alternative is tall floor cabinets that allow easy access.
- Match the style: The style of your cabinets and countertops need to complement each other. If your home has modern decor, your kitchen needs to have a contemporary look too. Don’t blend too many styles together. Quartz, wood, and marble look sleek in a modern kitchen. To create old-world charm, pair dark brown or mahogany cabinets with granite countertops. Walnut colored cabinets sporting a distressed finish look rustic and elegant at the same time. White cabinets go well with ceramic tile, black quartz or granite countertops. For quaint cottages near the lakefront or deeper in the woods, natural elements such as bamboo cabinets and with wood countertops create a cozy feel.
- Colour Chart: Pick two colors and work around them. A color chart or wheel can help you determine which colors complement each other best. Countertops with contrasting cabinets add an interesting dimension. Antique white cabinets or honey-colored wood look cool and fresh against black countertops. Sometimes, an accent color can add a new dimension. Grey looks sophisticated in a modern kitchen. Paint cabinets a bright color, paired with wood or shiny stainless steel countertops. Wooden cabinets go well with granite flecked with brown flecks or beige countertops. Laminate countertops offer a wide range of colors and patterns to match any cabinetry you have in mind.
Nova Stone for Customized Stonework, North Bay, Ontario
First pick your countertop first, then plan your cabinet around it. You can also bring a sample of the cabinet material before you step into a countertop showroom. If you need help in visualizing and remodeling your kitchen, a contractor is the best choice. A contractor can offer options to pair the right colors, textures, and styles, or go beyond your expectations with designs you never contemplated, at a budget you never thought possible.
At Nova Stone, we have won the trust of our customers for years with high-quality products, services, and superior techniques. We follow the tradition of old-world craftsmanship with attention to the smallest detail. Contact us for any project, big or small, for the best finish.August 2018