Your kitchen cabinets are among the most core components of your kitchen, both in style and in function. No pressure, but that makes your cabinets a critical choice whether you’re renovating your kitchen or constructing your kitchen anew.
It’s easy to feel like your drowning in options for your cabinets, but that’s where our team at CO Lumber comes in. We’re here to help you through the project, from exploring your initial choices to delivering a finished product you’ll love for years to come.
Let’s start by giving you a look into the options we provide for kitchen cabinets in Colorado Springs.
Customization Options at CO Lumber
At CO Lumber, our goal is to give each customer the ideal solution to fit their kitchen style, budget, and functional needs. To that end, we offer three levels of customization.
In-stock cabinets are exactly what the name implies: standard-sized cabinets that are pre-made and ready to use at a moment’s notice. While you’re limited to the pre-constructed options available, these cabinets are our most economical and schedule-flexible choice.
These cabinets could be the right path for you if you have a tight budget or timeline. They work well for kitchens with some flexibility in cabinet placement because the cabinets can’t be custom-fitted to your layout.
Semi-custom cabinets give you a wide array of options for each aspect of your cabinets. You choose the wood variety, door style, wood finish, sizing, and more. While there are pre-set choices for each category, you can select any of 8,000 possible combinations.
When you make your selections, your cabinets will be made to order. It takes around four weeks to build the cabinets and prepare them to install in your home.
Fully Custom Cabinets
Sometimes you have a clear, specific vision of what you want for your kitchen cabinets. In that case, our fully custom cabinets are the way to go.
The experienced carpenters in our custom wood shop can design and create anything you want. From unconventional layouts to exotic woods to unique door styles, the possibilities are endless.
Our team can also visit your home to help you come up with a function and beautiful design. From there, we’ll be able to determine the price and the timeline for your one-of-a-kind cabinets.
Common Styles of Cabinets for Your Kitchen
Not sure where to start as you brainstorm ideas for your kitchen cabinets? Begin by learning about these popular choices and getting acquainted with the lingo.
Flat or Slab Cabinets
Flat cabinets or slab cabinets are exactly what they sound like: cabinets with a flat, plain door. These are popular in modern homes, often using minimalist handles and knobs.
Cabinets in the traditional style have decorative trim on the doors. These doors come in endless possibilities of designs and beading styles.
Shaker Style Cabinets
A shaker cabinet has doors that look like flat doors but with a slightly raised flat trim around the edges. The trim is often several inches wide.
Louvered cabinets have overlapping horizontal slats on the doors. In fact, they look much like shutters, which makes them popular in farmhouse-style kitchens.
As the name suggests, glass-front cabinets have glass panels on the doors. There is a wide variation within this category, though. Glass-front cabinets can have clear glass, frosted glass, textured glass, and so on.
Beadboard is a style of wood that has a series of flat, parallel vertical slats. Beadboard is common as a chair rail molding, but it’s also popular on kitchen cabinets.
Factors to Consider in Choosing Your Kitchen Cabinets
How do you know what style, size, and type of cabinets to choose for your kitchen? Every kitchen is unique, but there are a few key factors to consider as you weigh your options.
Your cabinets are a major focal point in your kitchen, but that isn’t the only room the affect. Open layouts are popular in many homes today, and that means your kitchen will be visible from many rooms of the home. Because of this, your kitchen’s style needs to merge and flow well with the style in your nearby rooms.
It helps to have a consistent style or color scheme throughout your kitchen, dining room, and living area. You want cabinets that mesh with this style, so your home looks for a cohesive image rather than a collection of rooms cut and pasted together.
Kitchen and Appliance Layout
It’s best to have or choose your kitchen appliances before you order your cabinets. Appliances come in countless shapes and sizes, and the last thing you want is to install beautiful custom cabinets that don’t fit around your fridge or stove.
Your overall kitchen layout will weigh into your cabinets too. You may have precise angles to fit or, as is popular in modern homes, you might want your cabinets to be flush against your ceiling.
It can be tricky to make sure your cabinets fit perfectly into your space and align with your appliances. That’s why our in-house specialists can come to your home, take the measurements they need, and help you design a layout that fits with your needs.
Balance Between Space and Accessibility
If there’s something we never seem to have enough of in a kitchen, it’s space. You need enough storage for all your kitchen products and tools, not to mention a healthy stock of food. For this reason, every homeowner wants cabinets that maximize their space.
At the same time, you need to use that space in a way that still lets you access all your storage. This is especially important if you have mobility limitations or if you expect that you might in the future.
That balance between space usage and accessibility isn’t always easy to strike. Our cabinet specialists can help you find or customize a full set of cabinets that gives you the best of both worlds. We can also customize your cabinets to add more accessible features like pull-out drawers and rotating tables.
Choosing CO Lumber for Your Kitchen Cabinets in Colorado Springs
Kitchen cabinets are often the most critical component of a kitchen’s appearance and functionality. To find the ideal fit, the key is choosing a cabinet specialist with enough options to suit your needs.
That’s what you get a CO Lumber. To explore our availability in in-stock cabinets, semi-custom cabinets, and custom kitchen cabinets in Colorado Springs, contact our team today.