One way to spruce up your kitchen or bathroom is to renovate. However, there are many design choices and decisions to make before this project can proceed. You can have slab cabinets in both of these rooms. So the biggest question on your mind probably has to do with what they are if you have never heard of them before.
Materials Used in Construction
Slab cabinet doors are highly similar to their raised panel counterparts. One factor to take note of is that the method of construction also heavily influences the overall cost of the renovation project. Be sure to add more money to your budget accordingly. Solid hardwood might be the most expensive option, but it is also the best of the best. The boards are glued together and are unique – mainly because they are custom-made for the client who requests them.
Another choice is furniture-grade plywood. In this method, hardwood and plywood create something unique. These slab cabinets feature hardwood veneer tape that you might not find elsewhere.
Medium-density fiberboard, also known as particleboard, is yet another alternative. This material is most often used for the cabinet doors. The doors tend to feature thermofoil or plastic laminate.
The Look and Feel
When it comes to aesthetic value, you can’t go wrong with new cabinets! You can either focus on modernity or minimalism. Solid hardwood is much better suited for a contemporary aesthetic. However, the planks and boards must be sealed against water damage. Particleboard is a low-cost solution that is a fantastic option for the rooms that don’t see as much traffic. Two examples include a guest bathroom in the basement or a laundry room that does not see much use either.
A Word of Caution
As with all things, you should proceed carefully. Wood can warp, especially after long term exposure to moisture. This problem is a lingering issue regardless of if the slab cabinets are placed in a remodeled kitchen or bathroom. Warped wood becomes unstable and will break down if proper maintenance is neglected.
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