It’s something that strikes even the best kitchen managers. You wash a pot or two and find that its usual place is occupied. You then look around to find another cabinet and see that it’s packed with other pots. You then give up and then put the newly washed pot on the sink.
This is something that wouldn’t happen if your cabinet installation was designed to accommodate more than it can. Looking at the current state of your kitchen, it’s possible that you can’t see the potential because of the little space that’s left. You’d be surprised at how much things can change with a little professional planning.
Let the Professionals Do It
One advantage in letting professionals look at your kitchen is that they’ve been doing this for years. You may have been inspired by a DIY home makeover television show and just marveled at the end result.
But it’s highly likely that the people in most of these reality TV shows have been assisted by professionals while the cameras are not running. Not everything goes as smooth as they portray them to be when a TV show is concerned specially when some construction and remodeling work is done.
You may be tempted to buy all of those power tools and all of those equipment and fancy yourself to be an adept handyman. But why go through all the trouble when you can just sit back and relax while the pros do it? You know that today’s kitchen cabinets have been designed with ergonomics in mind?
Ergonomics is a vital element in cabinet installation design. It takes into consideration that vital element of human usability and ease of use. One of the key factors involved here should be related to the height of the people who are using the kitchen.
Many a homeowner who did his or her own kitchen has made that mistake of thinking that the upper cabinets could be reached by everybody else. Ergonomics would point out that there are other people who have variable height in the same vicinity and that they too need to be able to reach the upper cabinets with ease.
Aside from the height advantage, simple things like how a cabinet opens and which direction the doors face are all factored and considered by contractors. That’s not to say that you don’t have superb home design skills, you do. But why go through all the trouble if you can hire someone who can do your cabinet installation twice as fast and more efficiently? Don’t install upper cabinets directly above the stove.
It’s very tempting to just install some new kitchen cabinets wherever you may deem it fit. But always take into careful consideration how they are placed and the potential hazards that they may bring.
These cabinets may carry a lot of weight later on and since they are made of wood, are extremely flammable. Also make sure that the cabinet hinges attach firmly, you never know when an earthquake may occur which just might send pots and utensils falling on the floor.