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Cabinets: More Than Just Storage

Cabinets: More Than Just Storage

If it weren’t for your cabinets, where would you store all of your stuff? Where would you hide your plethora of kitchen spices, bathroom toiletries, or collection of Beanie Babies™? You can see how valuable cabinets are in either hiding or displaying all of our collected belongings. But, cabinets are also a large part of your home’s décor.

The cabinet industry now provides a wide range of styles, woods, and finishes which have made cabinetry a part of your home’s design features. They have a dual purpose. They are not just for functionality, but also to enhance your personal style.

Styles of cabinets vary from very simple to very ornate. One of the most popular styles, because it is so versatile, is the Shaker style. It is a streamlined design in which the center panel is recessed. Other designs are raised paneling, flat, louvered, bead board, and arches. Consider the overall look of your room before deciding on the cabinet style.

Once you decide on the style, you will need to consider the wood that composes the cabinet. There are many types of lumber that are used to make cabinetry. The three most popular ones are oak, cherry, and maple. Each has different properties that make them desirable. Oak has a prominent veining and the color can range from white to red. Maple has a soft, consistent veining and the color is very light, a white to cream color. Cherry has red tones and a consistent, light veining. Keep the veining and color tones in mind when you choose a stain for the cabinets.

The last part of your search for the perfect cabinet is to select a stain or a paint. By staining the wood, you can coordinate your room’s color scheme and also still see the beautiful graining of the wood. By painting the cabinet, you can achieve a cottage, countryside, or contemporary look with whites, grays, and creams.

For more information about cabinetry or if you have any questions, please stop by Shell Lumber. We are here to help! We are located at 2733 S.W. 27th Avenue Miami, Florida 33133, visit us online or give us a call locally at 305-856-6401 or Toll-Free 800-621-6391.


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