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Additional considerations for your kitchen cabinets

When it comes to buying your new fitted kitchen, there are a range of decisions to be made. From the finish to the material choice, to the overall style of the kitchen, the decisions can be endless. But once you’ve settled on a cabinet style and finish, there are additional considerations for your kitchen cabinets. Known as the finishing touches, these extras can make a big difference to the practicalities and the usability of your kitchen. So they definitely should not be overlooked. Here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to the additional considerations for your kitchen cabinets.

Kickboards or plinths

Running underneath your cabinets and units, these kickboards can cover up unit legs, which are often unfinished and look unappealing. They can also add an extra area of storage, and be turned into small cupboards of their own. This can be perfect for pots and pans that fill up other cupboard space.

However, if you have chosen a cabinet with freestanding legs, you won’t need to install kickboards.

Drawers and Runners

Another of the additional considerations for your kitchen cabinets, drawers and runners are more important than you might think. It is essential that your drawer units and runners are full-extension, so that you can store and access everything you need. At the same time, this will prevent items from getting lost at the back of the drawer.

Load capacity is another thing you need to consider when it comes to drawers. Heavy duty drawers can be installed to hold up to 70kg! This might be something that your household could benefit from.

Soft close drawers are also something to think about. It means you wont be slamming, or crashing the drawers shut, and the extra cost is minimal.


Finally, when it comes to finishing off your cabinets, handles can make a big difference. Whether you go for rustic handles to suit a rustic kitchen, or brass handles to suit a shaker kitchen, the handles can really make a difference to the overall finish of your kitchen. In fact, some contemporary kitchens may not use handles at all.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at Homematas.