If your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are worn-out, damaged, or dated, then a cabinet transformation is the answer. However, when you’re making decisions about color and style, do both rooms need to match?
This is a common question without one right answer. Yet, there are a few factors to keep in mind to ensure the final outcome is one you love. Here are some questions to ask yourself, so you make the right choices moving ahead:
How Close is the Bathroom to the Kitchen?
If you’re remodeling your master bath upstairs and your kitchen downstairs, then this question isn’t as important. If, however, you want new cabinets for the powder room that’s right next door to the kitchen, then you’ll want both sets of cabinets to go well with one another. They might not need to match exactly in color; but do choose the same style and overall aesthetic. Your home will flow better and feel more consistent, as a result.
What Are the Other Design Elements in Your Home?
If you have the same wall color throughout your house, for instance, then you don’t need to have the same cabinet paint colors in both your kitchen and bathrooms. The wall paint will tie the rooms together on its own, while the cabinets can personalize each unique room. Just make sure what you do choose for your cabinet transformation project is complementary throughout the home and reflects your overall design style.
Is Budget a Big Consideration in Your Cabinet Transformation Project?
If you don’t have room in your budget to spend a lot on cabinet transformations, focus your dollars on the kitchen. This space is not only the heart of your home, but will get the most use. Investing in the best quality cabinets for this high traffic area makes the most financial sense.
If, as a result, you can’t get the exact bathroom cabinets you want due to cost, then instead invest in unique hardware, lighting fixtures, and a fresh coat of paint on the walls. These are all relatively inexpensive ways to upgrade and personalize any space.
Are You Planning to Sell Your Home Soon?
If you’re staying in your home for the next five, 10 or 20 years, then choose whatever you like. However, if you’re in a starter home, for instance, or are planning on moving in the near future, then you should factor this into your cabinet transformation decisions. Otherwise, you could negatively impact your home value and the offers you get.
In this situation, you want a nice flow and continuity throughout your entire home. It’s therefore best to match both bathroom and kitchen cabinets. It’s also safer to go with a neutral choice when in terms of both door style and color. Think white Shaker-style cabinet doors and drawer fronts. These will appeal to the widest possible audience.
Are You Building a New Home?
If you’re building a brand new home and your contractor is recommending all the same cabinets, it’s likely because this is the most economical option. Purchasing and delivering all the same cabinets throughout the kitchen and bathrooms costs less. Understand this and ask about upgrades. You should be able to select from whatever cabinets you want, whether it’s traditional in the kitchen and contemporary in the bathroom, if you’re willing to pay the upcharge.
At the end of the day, as long as you’re not planning on listing your home any time soon, there are really no rules you must follow when it comes to cabinet transformations. Keep in mind your cabinets should complement each other and flow well with the rest of the decor throughout your home. However, they do not need to match exactly in color or style.
Would You Like Professional Help with Your Cabinet Transformation?
If you’re still on the fence about final choices when it comes to your cabinet transformation, the team at N-Hance® is here for you. We can talk to you about your existing finishes and style in your home and what options will look best. We’ll go over everything from door style, paint colors and stains to finishing techniques and hardware. This will help you learn about and explore every possibility.
We’ll also guide you as you’re making choices so you’re taking each and every factor into account. Once you’ve made your final selections, you’ll get a cost estimate and schedule, so you fully understand what to expect and when. In the end, you’ll have new cabinets and a home transformation that you will completely love!
If you’re looking for help with your cabinet transformation project, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today for a FREE design consultation estimate.