Looking to remodel your kitchen in your home in Hawaii?
Don’t you think there are just so many kitchen cabinet choices?
Sometimes we are overwhelmed with the amount of cabinet choices out there.
Today we are here to help you make the right choice! Some more affordable, cheaper options than others.
Here are a few options to consider:
1) Freshen up the look of your kitchen
* Refinish the existing kitchen
If you have solid wood kitchen cabinets and you like the design, the layout and is in good condition, it may be just a matter of freshening up! You can sand, stain if you like(!) and refinish them. Replace handles and install new ones that you like. This is an economical option and can work with low budget! Unfortunately this not an option for low quality plywood kitchen as the veneer is too thin to sand.
* Reface the existing kitchen
You can also choose to “reface” the kitchen cabinet. This involves installing a new veneer on the exterior surface of the cabinet box as well as replacing the doors and drawer fronts. The process is much faster than installing new cabinets because the cabinets remain intact. It is much more economical than buying an entire kitchen cabinet set, taking out old kitchen and installing new ones. Definitely an affordable option.
At Satoshi Yamauchi Woodwork, we can handle both types of work – refinishing and refacing, provided that the work is based on Oahu, Hawaii!
2) Installing a new custom built kitchen
* Style and structure
The next step is to consider structure and design. Framed cabinets have a front frame around the cabinet opening, and so the doors are attached to the front frame. Frameless cabinets have no front frame, so the doors are attached directly to the cabinet. Frameless cabinets which can be seen most often in contemporary modern style kitchens provides open access to the cabinet interior, something framed cabinets do not allow.
* Door styles
As with door styles there are several choices. Traditional overlay doors cover parts of the frame, full-overlay doors cover the entire cabinet frame and then there is the inset door style where the doors sit inside the cabinet frame (the doors and drawers are flush to the cabinet frame).
* You can also have kitchen doors and drawers without handles. By this we mean, the doors and drawer fronts are designed so that you can open them by grabbing the recessed lower or upper part of the door/drawer. This design offers a minimalist look and may even be cheaper to opt for no hardware, one bird two stones!
It is also important to consider the intended use of the kitchen cabinets and drawers.
Every cabinet has a purpose. Pullout drawers for pots and pans, oversized drawers for baking sheets and under sink cabinets for trash are just some examples.
Drawer pulls, door knobs and handles will finish the kitchen look. We offer customers a wide range of hardware to choose from. You can also bring in your own hardware if you like. We are flexible!
Call us for a free consultation and quote 808-354-3850. Mahalo.