CABINETRY

At Acosta Home & Air Pro, we will work with you to sort through any issues so that you can get the look you want to support the way in which you live. Whether you want rustic cabinets or a more contemporary look, we have a slew of options.

If you are planning a complete gut renovation or a more modest redesign, we'll be happy to apprise you of the many wonderful solutions that are available.

Call us (914)-875-3266 en route to building your dream kitchen or comforting bathroom!

Lead Time Consideration for Kitchen Cabinets

Among the major objectives of most kitchen or bath remodels is to improve the style and utility of the installed cabinetry.

In terms of materials, functions, styles and colors, there are many options. All of those decisions are constrained within the context of three important parameters for homeowners - time, space, and budget.

Space Maximizers for Bathroom Cabinets

Historically the standard bathroom is 5 feet by 8 feet. It is not a lot of room to work with. Obviously there are numerous medicine cabinets and bathroom vanities designed that are suitable for the standard bathroom.

If you are redesigning a powder room, you might be working with even less than 40 square feet. Cabinet hardware that sticks out might not be desirable or cabinet doors that slide might be preferable.

 

When children, pets, or elderly home inhabitants are considered, standard bathroom cabinetry might not address your lifestyle needs and a custom bathroom design needs to be considered.

 

A small footprint might turn a homeowner towards bathroom cabinets that make more use of wall space via hidden compartments, adjustable shelves or stackable drawers. Multiple towel racks or other built-ins are additional space-saving design elements.

Finally, wall hung or floating vanities impact storage and aesthetics and can be incorporated into the overall design scheme.

Cabinet Options for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Makeover

If time is of the essence, then custom kitchen cabinetry becomes less likely. There is a significant lead time involved in measuring, designing and making any custom cabinets.

Opting for in-stock cabinets enable a quicker turnaround to your project. There are numerous wood cabinets styles that offer recessed panels, soft close drawers, or glass doors with generous storage space.

Couple that with a stain resistant countertop and you'd be well on your way to falling in love with your kitchen or being able to luxuriate in your bathroom.

 

Another timely, and likely less costly option, would be refacing your in-place units. Painting, staining, or adding new hardware can modernize the look of your kitchen or bath. This option is less likely to improve functionality without some retrofitting. If the depth of your cabinets is inadequate, refurbishing does not help you.

If you have a corner unit that doesn't efficiently use space or would benefit from having a Lazy Susan, you'd have to address that another way.

 Refurbishing is a kitchen remodel that more addresses the aesthetics than it does the functionality of your cabinetry.

Budget Implications of Kitchen Design and Bathroom Planning Choices

When setting a budget for your dream kitchen you should consider three things - what you are comfortable spending, your lifestyle, and how much of your investment will be recouped if you should sell your house. Cutlery organizers and waste bin cabinets typically have more universal appeal than wine cabinets. With that said, if you entertain a lot and need to solve a clutter problem, then do not hesitate to add that feature.

To the extent possible, have units serve multiple purposes. A kitchen island can be made to provide storage, food prep, and seating for meals.

In addition to installation costs, consider ongoing maintenance. Stain resistant and low skid material might cost more upfront but offer additional functionality and lower costs over time. Radiant heat might offer cost savings in the long run or be more suitable for those among us who like being barefoot indoors. Door styles that factor swing space might be more important in smaller rooms.

Integration of other elements, including sinks, lighting, plumbing, and electricity become more cost effective if you can use the underlying infrastructure as opposed to gutting everything and starting from scratch. Regarding wall tiles or floor tiles, one way to stretch your budget is to mix accent tiles sparingly while using field tiles more extensively.

As with many projects: measure twice, cut once. Spend some time calculating how many cabinets are needed as well as drawer fronts and end panels. Consider having different work areas and addressing storage priorities that may need to be separated. How will you use your space now or over the next few years? Do those uses have universal or specific appeal?