What Types of Kitchen Furniture are Available for Your Home?

When it comes to furnishing your kitchen, there are a variety of options available to you. From kitchen cabinets to kitchen islands, bar stools and chairs, kitchen carts, baker's shelves, kitchen buffets, and pot racks, there is something for everyone. Depending on the value of your home and your budget, you'll want to make sure that the furniture you choose is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Custom-made cabinets are the most visually impactful option for a kitchen.

They come in a variety of styles and finishes, from traditional maple wood to modern cabinets with brass legs. Custom-made cabinets are also the most durable and resistant to environmental effects, making them a great long-term investment. Semi-custom and production cabinets are more economical options, but they may not integrate as seamlessly with the existing kitchen space as custom-made cabinets. Kitchen islands are a great way to add storage and countertop space to your kitchen.

Traditional islands are usually made of butcher wood stained and sealed to prevent damage, with options such as towel racks, removable partial countertops, and wheels for easy mobility. For modern kitchens, you can choose any material and finish you want for your island, whether it's the same one used for your base, wall and tall cabinets or a completely new finish to make your island stand out more. Kitchen carts are perfect for larger kitchens that need extra storage space. They come in all sizes and can be used as accessories for outdoor barbecues or other entertainment purposes.

Originally made of metal or wrought iron with shelves on which bakers placed their products to cool, they have now become ornamental pieces of furniture designed to hold bottles of wine or decorative objects. Kitchen buffets transform medium and large kitchens into works of art. Buffets with granite countertops offer great places to work and can safely display valuable crockery or kitchen relics. Natural wood kitchen buffets also provide additional space and storage without compromising the style of your kitchen.

Pot racks allow full-time cooks to hang their pots and pans from the kitchen side wall or ceiling for easy access and help keep the kitchen organized. They give an open and spacious air to the kitchen and can move clockwise and counterclockwise to make it easy to find the right pot or pan without wasting time rummaging through drawers full of utensils. When it comes to deciding what type of furniture is in the kitchen, there is a bit of back and forth. Kitchen cabinets are removable, so technically they are furniture; however, in real estate terms they are considered an accessory because they stick to the building and cannot be removed without damaging the walls. Base cabinets are typically 24 inches deep and vary by width; they have hidden hinges attached to the inside of the door, a front piece attached to the drawer box where the drawer handle is placed, a wooden frame that attaches to the front edges of the cabinet box, front framed cabinets that have a wooden frame around the front of the cabinet, frameless cabinets that have no front frame, inset cabinets where doors fit inside the front frame when closed, overlay cabinets where cabinet door or drawer covers the entire cabinet frame so only the cabinet door can be seen without any part of the front frame being seen, partial overlay cabinets where cabinet door or drawer partially overlaps the front frame of the cabinet so part of the front frame remains visible when drawers or doors are closed.

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