Kitchen Cabinets – A Closer Look
The Showroom Interior Solutions has an in-depth awareness that kitchen cabinets often represent the foundation around which new construction, remodeling and kitchen renovation projects are built.
The Showroom Interior Solutions has extensive experience with homeowners from Olympia, Lacey, Yelm, Thurston County and surrounding areas, and it has become abundantly clear that the choice of kitchen cabinets very often defines the choice of other components such as flooring, countertops, backsplash tiles and even appliances. In other words, choosing the right cabinets for your kitchen project can turn a good design into a stylish kitchen that includes all the necessary functional features.
Get in touch with the design experts from The Showroom Interior Solutions when considering options to design an all-out new kitchen or give your existing kitchen a much-needed facelift. This will be the first step in setting your project up for success, supported by a team of professionals who will guide you along the journey of converting your kitchen dream into a dream kitchen.
Beyond kitchens and cabinets, The Showroom Interior Solutions is also a partner of choice when it comes to the design and delivery of amazing interior living spaces that tastefully combine both style and functionality.
The cabinet revolution in the Kitchen and Beyond
The cabinet has always been a fundamental piece of furniture. The earliest cabinets were specifically created to store papers and other important belongings. They can be considered to have evolved from chests once people realized the greater convenience of frontal access. Over the years, cabinets have grown in size and become stand-out interior features.
One part of the house that looks incomplete without cabinets is the kitchen. Cabinets have been at the heart of the kitchen revolution. It may not seem like it, but when you look back at what your grandparents or even great-grandparents had in their kitchens, you will realize how much kitchen cabinets have improved.
During the 1920s, Hoosier cabinets were immensely popular. A Hoosier was a type of cupboard composed of three sections. A couple of cabinet doors at the top and a slide-out shelf as the base part. Accessories that came with the Hoosier made this cabinet complete. There were racks for spices as well as glassware.
By the 1930s, the American Kitchen welcomed new technology. Kitchen cabinets were painted with bright colors and decorations were streamlined. Electrical appliances such as toasters and stoves were also introduced during this period.
The 1940s brought further changes to kitchen cabinets. Stainless steel started making an appearance, and drawers were adorned with crystal and glass knobs. This trend continued into the 1950s, during which kitchen islands started to make an appearance, creating more space and paving the way for additional cabinet options.
Little changed until the late 1980s and early 1990s, during which a rise in consumerism saw cabinets evolve from being a practical part of the kitchen/home to becoming a design consideration associated with style. Since then, cabinets have been made out of almost any kind of material imaginable. From glass and wood to metal and plastic, cabinets can be customized in shape and size to provide functionality and style to virtually any interior space.
How long do cabinets last?
Good quality cabinets can last for decades and are highly likely to be one of the most durable features of your home. Therefore, it is important to make a well-considered investment in quality, functionality, and design when choosing new cabinets to be installed in your kitchen, bathroom, or living room.
How to tell if your cabinets need replacing
In some cases, you will be able to tell if your cabinets need replacing just by looking at them. In other cases, it might not be so obvious. Following are several telltale signs that your cabinets need replacing:
- Loss of functionality: Does the door nearly come off the hinge every time you open it? Has part of the shelf broken? If your cabinets no longer meet your functionality needs, it is probably time to think about replacing them.
- You have completed ‘too many’ repairs: Are you sick of reattaching the door or replacing shelves that seem to break on a regular basis? DIY is a suitable option for some homeowners, but there comes a time when it is more sensible to invest in new cabinets.
- Your cabinets look out of place: If you have completed a remodel or renovation without replacing the cabinets, they are likely to quickly look mismatched and outdated. This will probably stand in the way of fully enjoying the new space you have just created in your home.
- Water damage: If your cabinets have been damaged by water or moisture, mold can become a real problem. If caught quickly, it can be cleaned away without an issue. However, this type of problem is often detected when the damage is beyond repair.
Getting the most out of your new kitchen cabinets
When you invest in new cabinets, you want them to last. As discussed above, they should last for decades as long as you care for them properly. This can be achieved by cleaning and maintaining them on a regular basis.
Cabinets can make or break a room, meaning choosing the right solution is a crucial part of the design process. Whether designing a new home or remodeling your kitchen, The Showroom Interior Solutions will carefully consider all aspects of your project to ensure you find the perfect cabinet to meet your style and functionality requirements.
Choosing The Showroom Interior Solutions comes with the peace of mind that your kitchen cabinets will be built to the highest standard of lasting quality and look amazing.