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Kitchen Cabinets: Aesthetics or Function?

We all know that in an ideal situation you’d never have to choose between aesthetics or function when it comes to kitchen cabinets. Everything would stand up well to your daily meal preparation and they would be a show-stopper that makes you proud, too. As surprising as it might sound, it could be a mistake to put either one in the background.

If you focus on aesthetics, you may have a beautiful room with kitchen cabinets that look amazing, but will they look that way 5 or 10 years down the road? Probably not if you didn’t also consider functionality and durability.

If you focus on function, your kitchen cabinets may give you years of service, but if you truly hate the way they look, you may not spend as much time in the kitchen as you would have otherwise, so all that functionality is going to waste. Add in that when you put your home on the market that potential buyers may not be enamoured with the cabinetry any more than you are, and you’ll understand why aesthetics is also important.

Since you have a budget, you have to choose, right? Not necessarily. While it will usually cost more to work with a master craftsman to create custom kitchen cabinets, there may be other areas you can trim costs from, such as the walls, flooring, and appliances, which are all easily upgraded later when you have more money to invest. By focusing on getting the best possible kitchen cabinets that are durable and functional while also being beautiful, you’ve put your investment into something that will give you years of service.

Here at McMillan Millwork & Joinery, we are proud to craft kitchen cabinets that are an ideal marriage of aesthetics and function. We are happy to come to you to discuss your project. Just call us to arrange your free in-home consultation to learn about the options we offer that will help you get the best of both worlds.