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DESIGNING YOUR CABINETS

☞ CHOOSE YOUR LAYOUT

GALLERY KITCHEN LAYOUT

This layout is used particularly in commercial kitchens were in the cooking area and appliances are facing each other in a narrow space. If you’re preparing food together with a number of persons this is a great layout since you’ll be lined up close together.

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HORSESHOE/U SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT

Horseshoe is a common kitchen layout, it is designed as one primary cook, where you have your cooking, storing, and sink are all at once in a U-shaped area. This layout might be good in multi-tasking yet sometimes the problem is if you have a small area putting your dining table might be a problem.

ISLAND KITCHEN LAYOUT

Today, most of the home owners are using this type of layout one because it is on trend and it gives a lot of advantage in terms of storing, space and multi-tasking. This is best if you want to have a quality time with family while cooking because this design opens a dialogue between the living room and the kitchen.

L-SHAPED KITCHEN LAYOUT

This kitchen layout is the most used layout in every household, with shaped like a letter “L” where appliances and cooking area are positioned on the longer side and the sink in the shorter side with storage cabinets places on the upper and lower part of the kitchen.

ONE-WALL KITCHEN LAYOUT

Just like the U-Shaped kitchen this is designed to have the cooking, storing, and sink area in one setting yet designed as a vertical working place, with this layout you can have a more sufficient area for your other dining stuff.

PENINSULA KITCHEN LAYOUT

Houses with G or J type floor plan consider this type of kitchen layout because it makes them increase base cabinet storage and utilize the space in their kitchen. This layout can be a combination of “L” or “U” shaped kitchen.

☞ CHOOSE YOUR STYLE

CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN STYLE

Contemporary style is more alike with a minimalist style, where the use of a few appliances and kitchen wares are involved. This style is great for small kitchens because the fewer wares and appliances you have the more space you can get, so you need to choose wisely appliances and wears that are functional enough in your kitchen. Another, with this style color, plays a main role in a classic combination of brown, black, and white is considered to give a classy and sophisticated approach to your kitchen.

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COUNTRY KITCHEN STYLE

This design is a little bit rustic, with choices of color, lights, design, and wares that go together to give that homey and warm vibe. This type of style is a little bit cozy and is using a traditional cabinet design.

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OPEN SHELVING KITCHEN STYLE

This can’t be technically considered as a cabinet style, yet open shelving is one of the most popular ways in designating cabinet wherein cabinets is assembled in the upper and lower part of the kitchen to make use of the wall space. This style is best for homeowners with little space.

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TRADITIONAL KITCHEN STYLE

By the name traditional it is the most common kitchen style but as the years go by a new trend of a traditional kitchen is emerging, by mixing one design to another. But the concept of employing the details of legs and pilasters on the island, custom wood hood, and other eye-catching design is still present.

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SHAKER KITCHEN STYLE

Some might be gone out of style but the shaker style is an exemption a combination of traditional and contemporary kitchen style with the use of mostly wood, colorful finishes, and simple knobs the shaker, this style became on trend because of its classic and casual look.

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RUSTIC KITCHEN STYLE

This style is considered by those who wanted to have a simple with a homey vibe kitchen, this is a little bit minimalist with hardwood cabinets with unique patterns, rugged stone floors, and color combinations of preferable white, black, and brown to achieve the countryside or mountain lifestyle.

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SLAB KITCHEN STYLE

This style is a minimal, modern, and clean look with flat cabinets that can be paint or lacquer finished, this style is mostly inexpensive and requires less material and labor. This is ideal if you’re trying to save space in a classy and organized way.

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GLASS-FRONT KITCHEN STYLE

This kitchen cabinet design pertains to cabinets with glass covers, this design comes along with all types of color and designs and adds up gloss and sophistication to your kitchen.

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LOUVERED KITCHEN STYLE

This style is commonly seen in the island and decorative cabinets with horizontal; wood slate designs commonly seen in window blinds. This design is great for cabinets that need ventilation.

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☞ CHOOSE YOUR MATERIAL

MEDIUM-DENSITY FIBERBOARD

Medium-density Fiberboard is an alternative to plywood with cheaper cost value. It is made with hard and softwood fibers mixed with some resin and wax. MDF has lesser advantages than plywood yet durability is still guaranteed. Customers who are on a tight budget can still achieve a stylish and durable cabinet by using MDF.

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PLYWOOD

Plywood is the most common material used not only in cabinet making but also in construction. This material can easily be found in every hardware, but customers must be meticulous in choosing what kind of plywood to purchase because its durability differs with its thickness. Plywood is composed of layers of wood joined together in an adjacent layer with glue and heat press, right ratios are easily achieved with this cabinet material.

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PARTICLE BOARD

Particle Board – In most department stores finding cabinets made from particle board is common, cheaper than MDF yet with less durability. Particle board is made with recycled products formed together through pressing and finished with a wood veneer. This type of material is ideal for furniture cabinets, where you store dry goods or other kinds of stuff since this kind of cabinet is sensitive to water and moisture. This might be a less durable material but still ideal for a customer who is good in handling and caring furniture.

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MANUFACTURE

CUTTING

The manufacturing process starts with a piece of wood, and with the given design it was cut in certain shapes with the use of different tools. Cutting might take time depending on the cabinet base of your choice.

PREPARATION

The wood or other cut cabinet base materials will now undergo preparation, it is where pieces of wood are being prepared for assembling, wood preparation might be sanding to smoothed the surface of the wood, choosing the color of the stain or paint, cleaning it as well as pre-wetting the wood if you wish to have a water-based finishes are some ways of preparation.

ASSEMBLY

And finally, the assembling of your cut and prepared woods. In this process pieces of wood are being assembled in your desired design, the process in assembling includes putting the wood together, screwing, installation of knobs and many more. If your not familiar enough with the process but wants to have a durable cabinet you need to seek help from professionals, like us. Dumaguete Kitchen Cabinets.

INSTALLATION

There is a lot of process in making cabinets, from foreseeing the design you want, the materials you need, down to the actual manufacturing where you shape the pieces of wood, sanding it, and assembling it. Finally, you’ll need someone to install it.

Installing is the process where you installed a certain machine or furniture in a place where it will be ready for use. In installing your kitchen cabinet, you must make sure that your design, as well as the shapes of the wood, are perfect and coordinated to the design, because installing and re-installing can be pricy and time-consuming.

To avoid that you need to be partnered with a company who does not only create and installs but a Kitchen Cabinet Company who would also make sure the correctness of the design, durability, and quality of the cabinet, that’s why Dumaguete Kitchen Cabinets is reaching out to help you with all your cabinet needs.