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Choosing between fitted and freestanding kitchen cabinets

If you are thinking of renovating or replacing your current kitchen, there will be a number of things to consider. From the layout to the design or style, your new kitchen needs to be functional, practical and visually appealing. And this means that you need to choose the right type of kitchen units or cabinets to suit your requirements. While fitted kitchens might be the most popular option for kitchen cabinets, freestanding kitchens can bring their own advantages. So what should you consider when choosing between fitted and freestanding kitchen cabinets? Well, here at Homematas, we are Preston’s leading kitchen design experts. And this is our guide to everything you should know about these two types of kitchen cabinet.

What are fitted kitchen cabinets?

Fitted kitchen cabinets are the most popular kitchen cabinet choice across the country. These are cabinets that are fitted (installed to) the floor and wall of your kitchen.

What are freestanding kitchen cabinets?

In direct comparison, freestanding kitchen cabinets are those that are not secured to the structure of the kitchen, and are able to be moved around and positioned where needed.

Considerations for choosing between fitted and freestanding kitchen cabinets

If you are choosing between these two types of kitchen unit, you should consider:

  • The shape of your kitchen- kitchens that are an unusual shape, with unequal and uneven walls and jaunty angles can be difficult to design as a fitted kitchen space because of these irregularities. However, for standard shaped rooms, a fitted kitchen can often be more practical.
  • The style of your kitchen- contemporary kitchens value uniform and rigidity, as well as sleek, straight lines in design. As a result, a contemporary kitchen is usually more suited to a fitted kitchen. A country or rustic kitchen however can be enhanced with the use of freestanding cabinets that can accentuate the style.

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