Designing New Cabinets? 4 Materials To Discuss With Your Cabinet Maker

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If you're in the process of designing your new kitchen, you have the opportunity to get everything you want, right down to the last detail. Because of this, you want to take your time during the selection process. This is especially important when choosing your kitchen cabinets. Cabinet makers work from your specifications when designing your new cabinets. One of those specifications involves the cabinet material. You might not realise this but there are a variety of materials to choose from, and each material has its own benefits to consider. Read the information provided below. Here are four cabinet materials for you to choose from. 


If you want cabinets that will bring warmth to your home, but that will also be durable, talk to your cabinet maker about the benefits of hardwood. You might not know this, but there are different types of hardwood that you can choose for your kitchen cabinets. Some of those options include cherry, birch, mahogany and teak. One of the great things about hardwood is that the material is sustainable, which means it's good for the environment. 

Particle Board

If you're looking for a material that will provide durability and strength, while also being budget-friendly, particle board might be your best option. Particle board is made by combining different wood particles together, and then binding them with a resin. Once the wood particles and resin are combined, the mixture is pressure-treated to create a hard material. Particle board cabinets can be surface-laminated to provide a custom appearance. Best of all, particle board cabinets are less expensive than some other cabinet materials. 


If you want cabinets that are resistant to moisture and are easy to clean, it's time to add polyethylene cabinets to your list of options. Polyethylene is used in the manufacturing of swimming pools and boats. It's a rigid plastic material that holds up well to heat and moisture. One of the advantages of choosing polyethylene is that the colour can be customised. That means you can choose a colour that will compliment the design of your home. As an added benefit, polyethylene cabinets are easy to clean, reducing the time you spend on household chores. 

Stainless Steel

Finally, if you're looking for a cabinet material that provides long-lasting durability and beauty, stainless steel might be just what you're looking for. Stainless steel cabinets are easy to clean, recyclable and strong. Not only that, but stainless steel cabinets provide a modern or contemporary feel to your home.


26 May 2022

Turning Your Home into Your Workplace

When I decided to become a freelance designer, I decided I would work from home. I was sick and tired of being in an office all day and to be honest, some of my workmates were pretty annoying. However, I did not consider that I might have to make some changes to my home in order to make it suitable. On the first day of my new life working from home, I realised I would need much more natural light, so I had new windows installed. I then realised that I would need a larger work table to work on my cut out designs. In the end, I made hundreds of changes and I learnt an awful lot about home improvement.