Here a Kitchen Cabinet Buying Guide to Help you choose the Right One

Ritu G.

Ritu G.

Here a Kitchen Cabinet Buying Guide to Help you choose the Right One

Selecting new and modern kitchen cabinets can be intimidating, along with being expensive. Kitchen cabinetries account for approximately 40% of your renovation budget. They set the design style of your kitchen and you will be having them for years.

With such high demands on design and dollars, the current trend needs to be highly conservative. White cabinets are quite popular, more streamlines and less fussy.

Here is the buying guide that will help you choose the right cabinets for your business:

1. Know your Budget

Mainly there are three types of cabinet types, stock, semi-custom and custom. Stock cabinets are sometimes sold pre-assembled and some stores also sell versions of stock cabinets that require assembly. When it comes to stock cabinets, the range of options is limited in colors and styles.

Semi-custom cabinets offer a myriad of style options and configurations, giving a more precise fit to your kitchen. Custom cabinets are the most expensive option, but custom cabinets often include many added features as well as your exact specifications.

2. Select a Style

When it comes to style, there are two options available, framed or frameless. Framed are made of a face frame and a box to which drawers and doors attach. In contrast to this, frameless cabinets, also known as European-style, don’t have the face frame. The drawers and kitchen cabinet doors are attached to the cabinet box directly. The look, in the frameless frame, is contemporary and they also have a structure which makes interior access easier.

But the lack of face in the frame can compromise rigidity. Reputed manufacturers compensate the rigidity by using a thicker box. If you are planning for cabinetries with European look combined with framed cabinet, choose a full-overlay door. European framed cabinets cover most of the face frame.

3. Inspect the Construction

Try to go-for well-built cabinets which have dovetail joinery and solid wood drawers instead of stapled particleboard, doors with solid frames surrounding plywood panel and full-extension drawer guides instead of integrated rail. It is recommended to choose a solid wood instead of medium density fiberboard or veneered particleboard.

4. Check Features

Although adding features can increase the cost by more than 10-20% percent, however, the useful features such as built-in charging station and trash can add to the functionalities of your cabinets. For instance, you can go for a lift cabinet that contains a spring-loaded shelf, which swings up and out. This will also easy access to your food processor and stand mixer.

5. Consider Renovating your Old Cabinets

If your current cabinets are sturdy, plumb and square, consider refinishing and repainting them. You can also consider cleaning drawers and doors with a degreasing agent and multiple top coats. Cabinet refacing is also a good option, ideal for framed units. It includes replacing the doors and windows.

In a nutshell, cabinets are a crucial part of your kitchen, which is indicative of your style choices. It is good to for cabinet options which stand for simplicity, efficiency, functionality, along with being unique in design.

To know more about modern DIY kitchen cabinets design, feel free to get in touch with us.

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Blending The Old and New Give Your Kitchen a Unique Look

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Ritu G.

Ritu G.

Blending The Old and New Give Your Kitchen a Unique Look

However small the house is it does have a kitchen. Does this not imply that it is the most important room or the area in a home? Of course, it does. In addition to this however big or small the kitchen is it needs a well thought out plan so that working in it is not inconvenient.   How about fitting a couple of DIY kitchen cabinets there? Also at the cooking area fit a good quality countertop and have a wash area fitted with an ideal sink. All this will make working in the kitchen an enjoyable task, to say the least.

Classic vs Modern

Your house may be classic or modern. It may be in an urban setting or a rural. These are the key facilities you need to incorporate in your kitchen to increase the efficiency of the tasks you do there whether it is cooking, cleaning or any other work. The classic kitchen and the modern kitchen designs may vary to a large extent. In the old style kitchen, you may have tools that are used manually. They do not consume electric power. However, the modern kitchen will have all kinds of gadgets to grind, chop, blend, cook, clean and what not. Each of these uses electric power. So you need to have electrical fittings to use all of these gadgets.

Melange Is Better

Those having a kitchen designed in the conventional style may have to add such fixtures to convert it to a modern kitchen. Don’t forget to go shopping for a couple of modern-day kitchen cabinets Vancouver or other towns. Adding these to the traditional kitchen will give it a contemporary touch. So now the kitchen may be a melange of both the old style and prevailing design.

Make It Possible

Indeed, this may call for some renovation work in your kitchen. Some people may think this is impossible but on the contrary, many people have given a modern touch to their old style homes including their kitchen. This blend of old and new gives it a distinct and unique touch which is not found anywhere. So you can say in this world it may be difficult to get some things done but not impossible. Why not make the impossible possible in your home including the kitchen? Your home will become more practical and liveable with such renovation.

Unparalleled

Yes, a classic look has an aura to it which in unmatchable and you would not want to give it up.  On the other hand, to live practically in this modern era you need newly invented gadgets. So this potpourri of the old décor with the newly fitted gadgets will give your kitchen a clear cut and exclusive look no doubt. Then what changes you bring about in the kitchen can be applied elsewhere and your whole home will be a much-loved concoction of the contemporary and conventional. This is sure to make many heads turn and there may be a beeline for your advice on how to bring about such a change. Go for it.

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Create Organised Space at Home to Run it Smoothly

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Create Organised Space at Home to Run it Smoothly

The needs of humans are huge nowadays. From the bedroom to the living room to kitchen to the bathroom you need hundreds of items to make your life comfortable at home. It is easy to buy them and bring them home but storing them carefully and undamaged is a big worry. However, with the installation of  >modern kitchen cabinets and providing other storage spaces most of your storage woes get solved.

Have Storage Space All Over

In a house, the storage woes need to be solved so that the house stays organized. Having a messy house is difficult to manage. It takes away the peace and gives room for conflicts between the occupants. So every room needs to have a cabinet or some storage spaces so that the things used in that room gets securely stored in that space. Whenever a person needs to use any item he or she can look for it in the cabinet, shelf, cupboard, closet or any other storage facility provided there.

Get Artistic and Give a Personal Touch

The things stay safe and also the place looks organized with such facilities in the home. Even in the bathroom, you use so many items from soap to towels to other toiletries. Apart from that you also need some disinfectants and cleaning materials in the bathroom. All these need a storing place and that too neatly. Without this, the bathroom can get messy and you may have to waste much time in the busy mornings looking for the toiletries and other items. Installation one of the modern bathroom vanities  will solve the storage woes in your bathroom too.

Providing storage for all the items used at home is a good thing and does make the house more organized no doubt. But going a step further why not give an artistic touch to each and every storage piece at home. It is the doors of the cabinets that are visible to you and the visitors. Making them look chic and attractive will give vitality to the whole look of your home. You can turn creative or take some professional help to make the doors look beautiful or a piece of art.

Get Artistic and Give a Personal Touch

Why not bring out your artistic side and design the kitchen cabinet doors and other cabinet doors in a unique way to give the cabinets a personalized touch. This personalized feel can be an opportunity of expressing yourself too. This will give a swanky touch and will inspire everyone to keep the house neat and tidy. Giving an artistic touch, it just prompts people to stay organized and do their part in keeping the house neat and tidy. This is the way every home should be. All things in your home will stay in their respective places and give it an organized look. Keeping it thus reduces so much of effort at home. Earn some brownie points in running the home keeping it organized using storage spaces everywhere. This also helps reduce the stress of running a home which many feel running it smoothly is a difficult task.

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2019 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends 3

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A. Cheng Law

A. Cheng Law

2019 Kitchen & Bathroom Trends 3

Part 3

Simple & Clean is the New Kitchen Look for 2019-20

 A slow quiet movement that is quickly gaining speed in these last couple years and it is taking over the kitchen design universe: Open Kitchen Cabinets. This minimalistic movement is characterized by its functionality, versatility, and simplicity where less is more. This trend in kitchen cabinets is gaining popularity around Europe and Asia; homeowners and DIYers can see the surge of images portraying this type of kitchen designs on Pinterest and Instagram.  The most effective and fast way to achieve this effect is to eliminate upper cabinets and replace them with floating or open shelves. Some designers have even taken a step further and replaced pantry cabinets for open cabinets, and the results are unbelievable.

Why are Open kitchen cabinets becoming popular?

Many homeowners and kitchen designers find these types of kitchens to be very functional. This style of kitchens is open and increases storage space.  Open shelves kitchens make it easy to storage and organize kitchen items and accessories such as plates, jars, condiments, glasses, and others.

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Mix Kitchen Cabinet: floating shelves, Oxford White Pure & Classic Base Kitchen Cabinets

Homeowners can find things easily and items are accessible at all time; unlike the typical upper cabinet people are always aware of what is at their disposal and they do not have to go through boxes and search for that one specific item (I personally never seem to know where do I place that jar of pumpkin spice, which I only use during winter thus I end up buying a new one).   

Additionally, this type of kitchens is much easier to clean and keep clean. Since items on these shelves are constantly moving, they do not collect dust.  If they need a clean, then a duster will do the trick. These kitchens invite light and warm; thus, open kitchen cabinets are warm and inviting.

How do We Achieve This Look?

There are several ways to achieve this look and create the most elegant and timeless open shelves kitchen cabinets, Vancouver residents and our clients has the following options:

Open Shelves: these are your current kitchen cabinets without their doors

Combination: Open Shelves kitchen cabinets combined with the traditional upper kitchen cabinet.

Floating Shelves: Floating shelves that can be of any material such as steel, glass, copper, or wood.  Depending on the overall look and feel of your kitchen the appearance, texture, and materials of these shelves may vary. 

Oxford White Classic Base Kitchen Cabinets and Open Upper Cabinets

Many designers tried to incorporate a mixture of open shelving, floating shelving and the traditional kitchen cabinets.  We recommend this option since it creates a much more versatile kitchen that you are more than happy to cook and spend time in.  Olympica is not currently offering this type of kitchen cabinets in our website (it is an upcoming project) but we do produce them. Ask our designers and/or sale representative for information regarding open shelves kitchen cabinets, or floating kitchen cabinets.  We are happy to accommodate you.

If you are a developer, constructor or seasoned DIYers and would like to incorporate Olympica Kitchen Cabinets in your homes and projects then contact us

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2019 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends 2

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A. Cheng Law

2019 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends 2

Part 2

Sustainable, Handmade is IN

“Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay will be in, in 2019. We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors

Sustainability has become a corner stone in today’s life. With the current state of our planet, sustainable products and ways of production are crucial. Olympica’s kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities are made locally and with sustainable materials. Our cabinets are made from 100% recycled Ponderosa Pine and associated species of western wood particles. Our cabinet doors and cabinet panels are made from sustainable materials and woods.   

Our facilities and factories are located British Columbia, Canada, thus, we have the same environmental standards as BC’s. In addition, we are a local business so we cut on transportation emissions.  We do provide eco-friendly materials but we DO NOT compromise our quality. Olympica’s kitchen cabinets have the highest quality of material in comparison with the market’s major players. Our dealers, partners, constructors, and their client are assured they will have highest quality and eco-friendly kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities.

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Olympica's Urban Dove Grey Kitchen Cabinets and Bathroom Vanity

We see people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots.” — Kristen Peña of K Interiors 

Our Urban Kitchen Cabinets Collection and our Urban Bathroom Vanities Collection is made of composite wood and it imitates the texture of wood.  The warm feeling of wood makes the kitchen a much friendlier, gentler, and welcoming place to cook and hang out in.

For details about our Urban Collection please check this styles

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2019 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends

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A. Cheng Law

2019 Kitchen and Bathroom Trends

Part 1

Bathroom Vanities Trends

According to market’s experts and designers, these are some of home design trends for 2019.

Bold Black Bathrooms are IN

As Kesha Franklin of Halden Interiors states “ …These days it’s all about bold, dark, sultry bathroom designs that evoke an indulgent high-end experience.” Black bathroom vanities might be an intimidating choice at the moment renovating your bathrooms but if these bathroom cabinets are properly matched with the correct flooring and countertops, any dark toned bathroom will look indulgent, high-end, and expensive regardless of size of the bathroom.  In fact, even small bathrooms with dark bathroom vanities can feel luxurious.  Olympica have designed three distinctive black bathroom vanities which focus on creating a luxury experience. 

Olympica’s Urban Black Beauty is a textured, black with dark grey highlights bathroom vanity that accentuates the natural and warm feel of wood yet its dark tone makes the bathroom look expensive and sophisticated.  The dark grey highlights of the cabinet doors create a Yin Yang effect that attacks  natural and artificial light, thus making the room feel bright and open. 

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Olympica Pure Onyx Bathroom Vanities

Olympica’s Classic and Pure Onyx Bathroom Vanities are the epiphany of trendy, luxurious, elegant yet timeless. The deep dark tone of these bathroom cabinets is specially designed to create an impact. These dark bathroom cabinets will become the focus point.  

Our designers have set some sample combinations of our elegant vanities with some matching countertops and flooring. These samples and suggestions are there to help you start your renovation adventure.  

If you still feeling apprehensive to use dark coloured  vanities but are really attracted to the rich dark tones then call to any of our dealers to take a closer look at these styles or contact their in-house designers to ask for their expert opinion.  

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Olympica Kitchen Cabinets vs Custom or Pre-fabricated cabinets.

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A. Cheng Law

Olympica Kitchen Cabinets vs Custom or Pre-fabricated cabinets.

Still having trouble deciding between custom cabinets or pre-fabricated kitchen cabinets? Go for a hybrid!

Olympica’s Kitchen Cabinets are the perfect hybrid choice between stock, prefabricated cabinets, and custom cabinets. Our collection of kitchen cabinets provides the best features from each of these type of cabinets.

We offer our partners and clients high-quality kitchen cabinets at affordable prices. Since we produce and manufacture our kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities at our local factories, we cut import costs which gives us the change to offer our customers good deals on their ideal kitchens. We  have also reduced transportation costs since we use local resources such as local wood. In addition, Olympica supports local communities by hiring  local talents.

Olympica’s ready-made-kitchen-cabinets and custom cabinets work best for clients, specially constructors and developers, that have renovation timelines they need to follow. We are a local cabinet maker who has large warehouses to storage our products and has more than 8 trucks that deliver to all areas of Lower Mainland. We will deliver our custom cabinets according to our partners deadlines. We are dedicated to support or partners, clients and principals. 

Cost aside, Olympica offers a great line of styles of kitchen cabinets that can be turned into anything our clients imagine. Unlike pure custom cabinets where choices are limitless, so many choices and styles that most of the time overwhelmed and paralyzed homeowners, Olympica offer well-research and well-design styles to our clients. We have compiled market trends, past experiences, and experts opinions; and designed the perfect kitchen cabinet styles. Our clients pick and choose from set sizes, colors, finishes, and features then they can turn these choices into any kitchen they can imagine.  So our clients can create custom kitchens without feeling overwhelmed with unnecessary choices.  Companies like ours provide personalized design as part of the overall service; we have a team of designers ready to support you.

Still having trouble deciding? Contact us for a free consultation.

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