Cabinetry for Your New Build Part Three:
Selecting the Finishing Touches for Your New Cabinetry
As you near the completion of your new home build, it's time to focus on the finishing touches that will bring your cabinetry to life. For most homeowners, this is the fun part. It’s like picking out the jewelry for your outfit. The hardware finishes and additional features you choose can significantly impact your cabinets' overall look and functionality. At Evan’s Cabinet Door, we love working with clients to help determine the best choices for hardware and details. Here are some key points to consider when selecting the finishing touches for your new cabinetry.
In case you missed it, we’ve shared Part One and Part Two of our New Build Series.
Hardware, such as knobs and pulls, plays a significant role in the aesthetics and functionality of your cabinets. Choose hardware that complements the style of your home and reflects your taste. Consider factors such as material, finish, and design. For instance, sleek, modern hardware can add a contemporary touch, while traditional styles can enhance a more classic aesthetic. Ensure the hardware is ergonomic and easy to use; functionality is equally important. Click HERE to read our hardware guide.
Finishes and Materials
The finishes and materials you choose for your cabinetry can create a lasting impression, whether natural wood finish, painted cabinets, or combinations of different materials. Consider factors such as durability, maintenance requirements, and how the finishes and materials will age.
Pay attention to the importance of lighting when selecting the finishing touches for your cabinetry. Proper lighting enhances functionality and creates ambiance. Under-cabinet lighting provides task lighting for food preparation and adds a warm and inviting atmosphere. Explore different lighting options, such as LED strips or puck lights, and consult your cabinet maker to determine the best placement and type of lighting for your cabinets.
Additional Features and Accessories
To further enhance your cabinetry, consider additional features and accessories. Pull-out spice racks, drawer dividers, and integrated charging stations can improve organization and make daily routines more convenient. Discuss these options with your cabinet maker to ensure they can be integrated into the design. Click HERE to read our article on space-saving cabinetry ideas!
Selecting the finishing touches for your new cabinetry is an exciting step in homebuilding. Pay attention to hardware selection, finishes and materials, lighting solutions, and additional features. Considering these aspects, you can customize your cabinetry to suit your needs and create a beautiful, functional, and personalized space in your new home.