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How to Design Your Own Kitchen


Preliminarily, you would do well to decide on the following-

  1. Decide whether you are going to keep the existing flooring
  2. Decide which appliances you are going to put in the kitchen and locations.
  3. Decide whether you want to go higher with the cabinets such as from 30” upper cabinets to 42” uppers.
  4. Decide on a color of cabinets- we have the largest selection of cabinets at the best prices.
  5. Decide on flooring color and countertop color or at least a direction you want to go in such as dark, light- once you install the cabinets you can decide on the countertop and flooring color. It is better to pick cabinet color first because it is normally the highest ticket item in a kitchen remodel.
  6. Measure you kitchen walls, plumbing locations, gas locations, electrical locations etc. This is one of the most important steps in the process. If you are installing yourself then you do it or whomever is installing the cabinets then they should do it with your close consultation. The measurements should be with ¼”

Let’s take these one by one. Flooring- you will have to decide if you are going to keep your existing flooring because normally the cabinets are put in before flooring, so when you will take the old cabinets out you will leave a cabinet footprint. If there is a cabinet footprint and you are not replacing the floor, the kitchen will need to be designed to cover those footprints. Normally, you can just order the same size cabinets that were originally there and that would solve any potential problem. (You can install cabinets over the flooring and in some parts of the country installing cabinets over the flooring is more common)

Secondly, the appliances selections are gone into great detail on this page of our website- http://www.thecabinetdepot.com/appliance-packages/

Thirdly, you may be able to go higher with the upper cabinets in your kitchen. We go into great detail on this page as to your options with the height of your cabinets. http://www.thecabinetdepot.com/cabinets-101/

Lastly, decide on the color of the cabinets, flooring, and countertops. We suggest that you contrast the flooring, cabinet, and countertop color, but it is up to your own personal taste.

Finally, measure everything accurately in kitchen and do your design.

Of course, then order your beautiful all cabinets from www.thecabinetdepot.com.