Get to Know Your Kitchen Cabinets

As they say, knowledge is power and this can be truly experienced when it comes to choosing the right kitchen cabinets for  your house. It is very helpful to know all about the various sizes and styles of cabinets before you start remodelling your  kitchen. Although it might overwhelm you to go hunting for the correct information on the formidable databases of the internet, it  will pay dividends at the end of the day. Once you have learnt the basics thoroughly, you can let the artist in you take wings and select from a wide range of form factors.



Wall Cabinets


These are found in sizes that can extend to the ceiling or in staggered sizes that can be installed over stoves and refrigerators. More commonly, wall cabinets are 12 inches deep and height can vary from 30 to 40 inches, 33 and 36 inches are also used. The height depends on your choice, staggered versions are available at 12, 15 or 18 inches. You can select the width depending on your floor spaces and other measurements, again, these are variable and available sizes are 9 to 48 inches in increments of 3 inches.



Base Cabinets


There are two different types of base cabinets, normal and sink base cabinets. Size options for sink versions are not as varied as those of normal ones. Popular width of sink cabinets are 30, 33 and 36 inches, height is 36 inches inclusive of 11/2  inches for the counter top. By and large the depth is 24 inches.


Normal base cabinets are similar to sink base cabinets, the only difference being that of variety. However, cabinet manufacturers have come up custom sizes to suit unusual measurements, so you do not have to worry about sizes much. 



Pantry Cabinets


Alike other cabinets, these are also easily available in several dimensions. 84 inches is the minimum height of pantry cabinets and can extend up to 941/2 inches for a floor to ceiling look. Available width of pantry cabinets are 18, 24 and 30 inches, while 24 inches is the standard depth.



These should provide you a thumbnail sketch of what kitchen cabinets are, if you want more words of wisdom get in contact with cabinet manufacturers, the internet is a good place to start looking for experienced experts who can suggest custom solutions or at least advise you on the possible alternatives.

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