Your New Kitchen

The time (and the budget) is finally right. You’ve decided to build your dream home — and your beautiful new kitchen — in Greensboro, N.C. But where to start?

You should begin by gathering inspiration. Peruse annual idea guides, design books, magazines, Pinterest boards and blogs. You can even visit our Greensboro, N.C. showroom. Simply, find out what you like. Keep a scrapbook, idea book or computer file of images and notes that you can refer to throughout the process.

Remember, your new kitchen must be a fine balance between functionality and beauty. It should be a significant investment (after all, it’s the beating heart of your home) but doesn’t have to break the bank. There are many clever design tips and tricks to help you realize your vision without allowing the cost and scope of a project to spin out of control. And that’s what we’re here for. Cabinet Concepts can make your new kitchen in Greensboro, N.C. more than just a fantasy. We can turn it into a reality.

But first, here are a few things you should take into consideration while planning/designing your new kitchen.                

Size and Layout

The planning of any new kitchen first requires an assessment of your lifestyle and needs.  Are you a foodie who loves to cook or do you go more for pre-made microwave meals after a long day at work? Do you have a slew of kids underfoot? Do you enjoy entertaining? The experienced professionals at Cabinet Concepts will consider how you use your kitchen and supply you with individually tailored products and design solutions. Because, above all else, a kitchen must be functional.

The beauty of new construction is that you’re not hindered by size or layout. It’s all up to you. So, small, medium or large? L-shaped, U-shaped or G-shaped?

The advantage of a small kitchen is that it’s cozy, inviting, and, often, the most inexpensive option. Space limitations can be compensated for with careful engineering and ingenious storage. When designed well, small kitchens just feel easy.

Mid-sized kitchens offer the best of both worlds: the comfort of small kitchens and the spaciousness/convenience of large kitchens. Mid-sized kitchens may also include one or two “big-kitchen” options like side-by-side dishwashers or a breakfast nook.

Large kitchens serve simultaneously as statement pieces, living spaces, multi-cook areas, and entertainment venues. They often feature expansive, state-of-the-art appliances and offer myriad options for eating areas, snack bars, islands and built desk/workstations.  

Of course your options are boundless when designing a new kitchen for your dream home, but you’ll likely choose one of three basic layouts:

  • L-Shaped: This arrangement features one long leg housing two of the three major appliances and one short leg with the other. Often, the refrigerator and range are placed at opposite ends with the sink in between.
  • U-Shaped: In this design, there are two legs of the same length and the three appliances are equi-distant from one another.
  • G-Shaped: This is an L-shaped or U-shaped kitchen with an adjoining peninsula that serves as a breakfast nook or living space.              

Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink

Once you’ve decided upon how everything will be arranged, you’ll have to figure out exactly what those things will be. Do you like stainless steel? Six-burner ranges? Side-by-side dishwashers or double ovens? Let’s talk about the kitchen sink for a moment. You may prefer a deep, industrial-sized sink, double sinks or a large single sink. Maybe an undermounted stainless steel sink or a more decorative Farm Style apron front sink.

You might consider innovative or green technology: touch screens, LCD panels, computer screens that can call up thousands of recipes or LED lighting and other green, energy-saving solutions.

And then, there’s everything else:      

  • Cabinetry wood species, construction type, door style, finish and hardware
  • Storage solutions (pull-out trays, dividers for cookie sheets and cutting boards, lazy Susans, spice rack inserts, trash pull-outs.)  
  • Countertops (granite, quartz, solid surface)
  • Light fixtures and task lighting
  • Backsplash
  • Color schemes
  • Decorative add-ons (carvings, corbels, valances)
  • Furniture

 New Construction? No Problem!   

No matter where you are in the process of designing a new kitchen in Greensboro, N.C., Cabinet Concepts can help. Our professional team members will manage every step of the process and guide you through your choices. Visit our showroom today, call us at 336-268-2028, or email lee@cabinetconceptsgso.com