March Blog – Selecting your New Cabinets


Whether you have a full-scale renovation underway or you’re just looking to pump new life into your current kitchen or bathroom, new cabinets are always a great option. No matter how big or small a renovation is, selecting your cabinets can be one of the most intimidating decisions you have to make in the process. It doesn’t have to be difficult with a few basic areas to consider and questions to ask yourself that will help guide the way. Avoid feeling overwhelmed during the selection process by focusing on these tips!

Consider What You Need to Customize: Many people believe that if the length of a wall in your home is an unusual size, then they need custom cabinets. Custom cabinetry is of course the most expensive option and has the longest lead time. The same look can usually be achieved with semi-custom cabinets and spacers.

Make Organization Part of the Decision: Having an organized kitchen or bathroom is very important. It’s important to think about how you use your kitchen or bathroom the most and how it will need to function for years to come as life changes or as your family grows. 

Choose a style: Framed or frameless? What will best suit the purpose of the cabinet? Framed cabinets consist of a box and face frame, to which doors and drawers are attached. Frameless cabinets eliminate the face frame; doors and drawers attach directly to the cabinet box. One of our specialists can run you through the benefits of each.

Match Your existing Cabinets: You may already have cabinets with a colour that you like. That means you could stain or paint your new kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts to match. Match them to your existing cabinets or go in a new direction with your colour choice. Choose a paint-grade wood with a white primer option to make painting your doors a step easier.

Lighting Makes A Difference: Don’t forget about lighting! Lighting is one factor that can change any space, and integrated lighting is becoming more popular with cabinetry because it’s extremely useful and aesthetically pleasing.

If you’re looking for some professional insight, just get in touch with the experienced team at Hawthorne Kitchens. We promise you will gain some wonderful inspiration when you’ve finished consulting with one of our team members! Family owned and operated since 1976.