September 19, 2023

Kitchen Cabinets and Countertop Design

Fraser Valley Kitchen Cabinets and Countertop Design

Kitchen cabinets constitute built-in furniture with enclosed shelves and drawers useful for storing an array of items used in the space. A well-designed kitchen also offers an organized and neat appearance. Appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers and microwaves are also integrated into kitchen cabinetry. Kitchen Cabinets are constantly required to house a large array of items, as the function of the kitchen is more important than years ago. They must hold and store ingredients for baking and cooking, canned and fresh food items, cookware and much more, all of which are required in the kitchen for regular use.

A countertop on the other hand is a multi-purpose flat surface in a kitchen on which you can prepare food and dine, which can be cleaned easily. There is a long list of materials used to create countertops such as Laminate, Marble, Stone, Quartz, Resin, Wood Countertops, Concrete, Solid Surface etc. One of the top choices for kitchen countertops is Quartz as it is durable and easy to maintain, allowing the Quartz to stand up to impact and extensive use. Additionally, Quartz is resistant to heat, making it an ideal choice for the kitchen.

Countertops and cabinetry form the basic structure of the kitchen and it can be challenging to put them together. The best way to find out what looks good is to experiment with different material and colour combinations and match them together. Generally, we start by choosing a colour and material for the cabinets and then match the countertop to the same. Countertops are generally available in a variety of materials and colours that it is easier to mix and match once the kitchen’s basic structure is ready with the layout.

Kitchen Cabinets Decoded

This is where Kitchen Design plays an important role. Enough can’t be said about why the kitchen is the most important section of the house since it’s where the family gets together to talk and eat. It is also an important area to entertain your guests. Keeping it close to the living room and being able to use both spaces with guests opens up many possibilities. The framework and function of the kitchen are the most important of all reasons why a kitchen needs to be designed with the correct arrangement of cabinets and countertops. Opening up the walls offers space however, it is the right placement of the cabinets, countertops and appliances that allows the kitchen to be functional and usable. The basic framework helps align the overall scheme of things and allows the optimum use of all the other items such as cabinets, countertops, appliances, sinks, faucets, tile, hardware and paint.

Another important element in designing your kitchen is understanding how to define the intimate details of how your kitchen functions. You can detail and customize your kitchen cabinets based on where you place your most useful objects such as a spice pull-out next to the stove, or a dedicated cabinet to store trays, utensils, small appliances and much more. Understanding how to use design and function with the many accessories available is both important and fun. Having an island or a kitchen countertop close to the stove area will help you prep food and serve while entertaining your guests as it is prepared. This has become an important element of family dining and bonding together.

The third important element of putting together the kitchen cabinets and countertops is the colour combination. It is important to know that cabinet and countertop colours should not only be complementary or contrasting with each other but are part of the larger design concept including tile, wall colour, hardware etc.  Many colour combinations pair well together, but it’s the result of balance and style that make the final product exceptional.

About Livwell Collective

At Livwell Collective, we incorporate the requirements and aspirations of the family into our design process and create 3D renderings of the layout for our clients. The 3D renderings allow homeowners to carefully inspect the finer details of the new design before giving the final go-ahead. At Livwell Collective, we endeavor to design the kitchen layout including cabinets, countertops and much more in the best way that helps meet the family’s current and future requirements, while also reflecting the homeowner’s signature style.

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