How to pick the perfect cabinetry finish

November 12, 2015

How to pick the perfect cabinetry finish

18045072716_5955c94cf8_bThere are so many different choices to make when it comes to designing a custom kitchen or remodeling your kitchen. What will my kitchen layout be? Which appliances and finishes would look best? What color should I paint my kitchen? A lot of thought goes into each choice for good reason. The kitchen is the area in your home where you’ll spend the most time so you want to love every part of it. And once you’ve picked the style and hardware that you want, you have one last difficult question. What finish should I choose? Cabinet finishes are a great way to personalize your kitchen. So here are some tips on how to pick the perfect cabinetry finish.

Glazed Finish: For wood cabinetry, most manufacturers offer painted, stained, glazed, antiqued and distressed finishes. A glaze is a semi-transparent wash of color applied over a paint to add dimension and depth. Glazes offer heavier contrast and less consistency. Glazes appear darker in the crevices, highlighting detailing.

Distressed Finish: Cabinets may be distressed through a variety of techniques, which score the wood’s surface to add age and a weathered rustic patina. This is a great way to add a rustic, vintage or old world feel to your kitchen.

Painted Finish: Painted cabinetry adds a level of dimension and style to your kitchen that may not otherwise be achieved by a wood finish. Most kitchen cabinets are monochromatic and there’s literally no limit to your color options. You can also add a high gloss lacquer for a brighter look with more vintage “pop” or a matte finish for a more sophisticated, stylish flair. Just make sure to pick a color you’ll be happy with for a long time and won’t affect the resale of your home down the road.

Wood Grain Finishes: There’s a wood grain finish available in nearly every hue you could ever want for your kitchen; everything from a light natural pine to a rich, dark espresso. Cherry wood is big for cabinets with rich, dark finishes. For a more exotic or natural look, alternative woods such as mahogany, bamboo, sapele and anaglade are some popular choices. Wood grain cabinets can be stained or even lacquered to provide a sleek finish.

Light vs. Dark Finishes: Choosing lighter colored finishes for cabinetry leaves your kitchen looking open and spacey especially when paired with natural lighting. Darker finishes work great with bold colored walls, lighter back splashes and kitchens will lots of lighting. Darker finishes can also make colors and appliances stand out more.

Cabinets usually dominate the budget during a kitchen remodel. “Sixty to seventy percent of the cost of the cabinet is the door,” says Jeff Cannata, past president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Because cabinetry is a major investment you’ll need to sort through the available options and make choices with confidence. We invite you to visit Prescott Kitchens, a family business with over twenty-five years of experience in the cabinetry industry. Prescott Kitchens is also Prescott’s exclusive Omega Cabinetry dealer. Omega’s craftsmanship spans decades, going back to the company’s roots of skilled woodworkers in this country’s heartland with beautiful cabinetry custom crafted in the U.S.A. We’ll help you pick the perfect cabinetry finish and more! Please contact Prescott Kitchens at 928-583-7520 or to schedule an appointment today!

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