Monday, August 27, 2018 / by Amy McLeod
One of the hardest choices you'll have to make during a kitchen remodel is what kind of cabinets to get. After all, this is where all your dishes and more get stored, so whatever you choose must suit your needs and tastes, and fit the space and your budget.
In this latest installment of our Dream Kitchen Remodeling Guide, we'll lay out all your options, as well as the pros, cons, and costs. Here's what to consider in order to identify the right kitchen cabinets for you.
Off the shelf or custom-made?
Cabinets come in three different categories. Which one you go with will largely depend on how much space you have, as well as your budget.
1. Stock cabinets: You can buy these cabinets right off the shelf at a big-box store such as Ikea.
Cost: $60 to $200 per linear foot
Pros: Theyre the value-minded choice, says Nancy Vayo, senior interior design leader for Ikea North America.
Monday, February 5, 2018 / by Amy McLeod
There are many types of kitchen countertops, and each has its particular pros and cons, including the price. Since this surface can have such a big impact on how a kitchen looks, you might be wondering: What's the best kitchen countertop for your home?
That depends, of course, on your sense of style and your cooking proclivities. So whether you're looking to renovate your kitchen or are shopping for homes and wondering whether you'll love or hate the counters you see , here's a guide to the various types of kitchen countertops and how to figure out which one's right for you.
Price: $60 to $100 per square foot
Pros: Granite countertops are one of the most popular kitchen features, and they often make top 10 lists of desirable features among builders surveyed by the National Home Builders Association.
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