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Designer cabinets: right for your style and your pocketbook

by Shannon Dauphin

Think designer cabinets are just for show? Think again. Designer cabinets have much to offer beyond beautiful woods and intricate designs. Merillat Cabinets is just one example of a manufacturer that blends form and function with beauty and style.

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Choosing the right cabinets is easy with companies that allow you to "build your own" with custom touches that make your kitchen space unique. Designer cabinets are not only built to your specifications, they are also built to fit in well with your choice of countertops, flooring and even lighting.

Making Designer Cabinets Truly Yours

Planning your new cabinets begins with determining your personal style, as well as how you will use your kitchen. If you love to host dinner parties and cook big meals, a kitchen built for entertaining might be your style. If you aren't sure which pan does what and you prefer take-out to a home-cooked meal, a simple yet attractive kitchen might be more your speed.

Next, move into the things that make your kitchen unique, including the colors, cabinet styles, and flooring materials that inspire you. The Merillat Cabinets website is a good example of how to begin. From a step-by-step kitchen planner to blog posts that discuss designer trends in all aspects of the kitchen, a few hours spent reading about various options can make it much easier to choose the cabinets that suit your lifestyle.

Contrary to popular belief, designer cabinets do not have to be expensive. Though you can choose cabinets that spare no expense in rare woods or fine varnishes, the point of designer cabinets is to choose a look that is unique to your kitchen. Therefore, the budget-friendly cabinet is still an option when money is tight. Take your time in shopping around to find the cabinets that are right for both your style and your budget.

About the Author

Shannon Dauphin is a freelance writer based near Nashville, Tennessee. Her house was built in 1901, so home repair and renovation have become her hobbies.

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