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Kitchen Cabinet Decision Factors in Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen renovations of older or historic houses typically include new cabinetry. Historic homes often have no built-in cabinets and older homes commonly have inadequate or outdated cabinets. Historic homes generally used furniture instead of installed cabinets.

Older homes sometimes still have enamel-coated metal cabinets or plywood cabinets. Kitchen Renovation & Kitchen Remodel usually replaces these dated styles and inferior materials. Some kitchen cabinets in older homes show the aftermath of a chip in the thin coating of "finish" on composition board or fiberboard cabinets.

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Homeowners planning kitchen renovations today, often start planning and designing their new kitchen by choosing cabinets. There are many factors to consider in selecting cabinets. It is important to think about these issues early in the planning process.

Price – Price is a very important consideration when choosing cabinets. Most experts say kitchen cabinets will account for about half of the total cost of kitchen renovations. 

Wood – The first decision will be the kind of wood used to make your cabinets. Do you want natural finishes on the wood, or will you be happy with a less expensive wood stained in the finish of more expensive wood? For example, do you want natural cherry or will you be happy with another wood stained to look like cherry? The cost difference will affect your budget for kitchen renovations.