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7 Tips for Choosing Kitchen Cabinets and Countertops When Undergoing Kitchen Renovation

When it comes to kitchen renovation, cabinets and countertops play an important role. It is perhaps the most important decision when doing kitchen renovation, or wherever you reside. There are of course many different options and choosing the one that works best for your needs and space can also be overwhelming at times.

Here are some tips for choosing the right Kitchen cabinets and countertops.

  1. Set a Budget:

Kitchen and countertops cover a major part of your kitchen renovation budget. This will help avoid overspending and narrow down the options.

For Instance: Wood and marble are expensive options compared to granite and quartz. But the prices can vary to get an accurate estimate, get quotes from kitchen renovation contractors.

  1. Consider the size of your kitchen:

The size of your kitchen matters when choosing cabinets and countertops. It will affect the size of cabinets and countertops needed in your kitchen and the style you can choose. For a small kitchen, you will need cabinets and countertops that maximize the space. You can choose smaller cabinets with drawers and pull-out shelves.

  1. Choose your Cabinets First:

Cabinets are the most dominant feature in a kitchen. They set the tone for the rest of the space. So, you should choose four cabinets first. Choose from different materials, finishes and finishes. Wood, metal, glass, acrylic, and laminate are popular options for kitchen cabinets. You can choose from different hardware and door styles to add some personality to your kitchen.

  1. Match your Countertops with Cabinets:

Countertops provide a work surface in a kitchen. Depending on the color and texture of cabinets, you can either create a contrast or create a harmony with countertop colors. Granite, marble, and laminate are the popular materials for kitchen countertops.

  1. Take the Location of Appliances into Account:

The placement and size of your appliance will affect the choice of your cabinets and countertops. Measure your appliance to determine the size of cabinets and countertops that you need. To access the appliances easily, you want to choose cabinets with enough clearance space.

  1. Think About Your Storage Needs:

The storage needs can vary depending on your individual needs and preferences. Start by assessing your storage needs, such as the items you need to store in your kitchen. The type of food you cook also defines your storage requirements. For instance: If you cook a lot of different cuisines that need spices, sauces and other ingredients, then you need additional storage space to store these items.

  1. Think About the Maintenance:

The maintenance needs will vary depending on the materials of cabinets and countertops. While quartz, granite, or stainless steel is easy to clean wood, marble and laminate require regular maintenance.


Choosing the right cabinets and countertops for your kitchen requires careful planning. These are some of the tips that can help you make the right selection. You need to consider every detail to create a functional and beautiful kitchen. When you work with home builders, or elsewhere, the professionals will provide you with a variety of options based on your budget and needs to make the selection easier.

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