The Most Important Decisions in Cabinet Design
A kitchen with exquisite design can greatly increase the value of your home—both personal value and property value. If you are interested in attracting buyers, the secret is to make sure you are creating a space they will be most interested in and truly want. Kitchen cabinets themselves are one of the most important design choices when thinking about what a potential buyer wants.
Quality over quantity is one of the most important factors of kitchen cabinets. You must make sure that there is enough storage space for cabinets, but you can greatly save in the long run by cutting down on adding too many cabinets. Instead, invest in higher quality runners and hinges, soft-close drawers, and custom made cabinets that fit perfectly to the space of the kitchen. The plus with less cabinets is it allows more room for light to come in and brighten up the space.
Having light spaces makes it feel larger, so going with a bright redesign may be a good choice if your kitchen is small. Choosing light wood facing for cabinets can guarantee the space does not feel constrained. However, if the space is large already, this is not as big of a deal, and making sure the kitchen feels consistent throughout can matter more in large spaces.
Repetition and symmetry are design choices that are appreciated by humans as a species. Keeping cabinets the same size with the same level and proportions create consistency. The entire space should feel like it belongs together.
Having a large, open floor plan brings a family together and potential home owners see a lot of value in this. A kitchen island will further increase this value by creating a space for those not directly in the kitchen to exist alongside those cooking or cleaning. The kitchen can be thought of as the hub to the house, so getting as much usable and open space as possible will be a great benefit towards increasing the resale value.