Installing New Cabinets

Kitchen Remodel Using QuartziteFew upgrades can make as significant an impact as installing new cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom. New cabinets can significantly increase the value of a home by improving aesthetics, functionality, and storage, as well as by boosting resale value and competitive advantage in the real estate market. Investing in high-quality cabinets is a worthwhile upgrade that can yield a substantial return on investment for homeowners.

Selecting the Right Cabinets

Choosing the perfect cabinets for your kitchen and bathroom begins with establishing a budget for your project. Prioritize features based on your needs and financial constraints. Several factors to consider in cabinet selection are:

Style and Design: Begin by envisioning the overall aesthetic you want to achieve. Cabinets come in a wide range of styles such as modern, traditional, transitional, minimalist, and rustic. Choose cabinets that complement the existing decor of your home while reflecting your personal style.

Material and Finish: Cabinets are made using a variety of materials such as wood, laminate, metal, and MDF (medium-density fiberboard). When choosing the material, consider the durability, maintenance requirements, and visual appeal of each option. Additionally, select a finish that coordinates with your design scheme and lifestyle.

Storage Needs: Kitchens often require storage space for larger items such as small appliances. Assess your storage needs and preferences to determine how much space you need for stand-up mixers, food processors, and blenders, as well as pantry items, pots and pans, spices, and utensils. Within a bathroom area, consider storage for towels and linens, toiletries, cosmetics, jewelry, and even bath needs for small children. Choose cabinets with features that optimize storage and organization.

Space-saving and Organizational Features

Modern cabinets offer many innovative features designed to maximize space utilization and enhance organization. These add-on features can increase efficiency when working in the kitchen and make culinary adventures more enjoyable. Here are several space-saving and organization options for kitchens and bathrooms:

  • Pull-Out Shelves: These gliding shelves allow easy access to items stored at the back of the cabinet, reducing frustration and making organization a breeze.
  • Drawer Dividers: Adjustable dividers keep drawers neat and orderly by accommodating various-sized utensils, cutlery, and kitchen gadgets. These also work great in a bathroom to organize toiletries and cosmetics.
  • Lazy Susans: Optimize corner cabinet space in a kitchen by providing convenient access to stored items without reaching deep into the cabinet.
  • Vertical Storage: Utilize vertical space with tall cabinets or pantry units equipped with adjustable shelving for storing bulkier items and small appliances. In a bathroom, towels and linens can be neatly stacked and organized.
  • Built-In Trash and Recycling Centers: Keep unattractive trashcans out of sight with built-in pull-out bins that streamline waste and recycling disposal.

Cabinet Installation Process

Once a budget is in place, our design team works with you during your free, in-home estimate to determine the details—cabinet selection, hardware, and installation costs. We talk to you about your project, take necessary measurements of your kitchen and bathroom space, and provide samples and recommendations. During the planning stage, it is crucial to get the layout correct and solidify style and color selections. The cabinets are ordered once selections have been solidified.

On the day of installation, the homeowner is responsible for preparing the area. This includes disconnecting plumbing, clearing the area of all items, and presenting a generally clean area for our crew. On site, the cabinet installers will prep the area for the new cabinets. This includes removing countertops and hauling away the old cabinets. The new cabinets are then installed along with any trim and moldings. The last step in the installation process is to adjust all of the doors and verify the cabinets are level and ready for countertop measurements. Cabinet installation can take approximately two days, on average, once the cabinets are on site.

Care and Maintenance of New Cabinets

Proper care and maintenance are essential for preserving the beauty and functionality of your new cabinets. With regular cleaning and a little know-how, you can keep those cabinets looking new. Here are five recommendations for cabinet care and maintenance:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Wipe down cabinet surfaces regularly with a damp cloth or sponge and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner. Avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the finish.
  2. Avoid Excess Moisture: Prevent water damage by promptly wiping up spills and splashes. Using coasters and mats under sinks and around appliances can protect cabinet surfaces from moisture.
  3. Avoid Heat and Humidity: Limit exposure to excessive heat and humidity, as they can cause warping, discoloration, and deterioration of cabinet materials over time.
  4. Inspect and Repair: Periodically inspect cabinets for signs of wear, damage, or malfunctioning hardware. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage and ensure longevity.
  5. Professional Refinishing: Consider professional refinishing or re-facing if your cabinets show signs of wear or if you’re ready for a style refresh. Refinishing can renew tired, old cabinets, which can save time and money compared to a full replacement.

Ready to Get Started?

Whether your project is big or small, installing new cabinets in a kitchen or bathroom can greatly improve the look, feel, and functionality of the room. Today’s cabinets offer homeowners a wide range of styles, finishes, and organization options. Our design team is happy to guide you through each step of the process and help you create the kitchen and bathroom you’ve always wanted. At Arizona Interior Construction, we’ve been making remodel dreams come true for over 15 years. We understand the process, provide quality workmanship, and create a space that reflects your style and personality while enhancing your home’s value and your overall quality of life. To begin your cabinet replacement, give us a call today.