Find The Right Cabinetry For Your High-End McLean Kitchen Remodeling.
Your McLean Home Deserves A Luxury Kitchen Remodel.
A sophisticated, high-end kitchen remodel requires extensive planning, research, and decision-making. When the project completes, you’ll find yourself in a chef-worthy kitchen that inspires you to cook. By investing in high-performance materials and premium add-ons, you can achieve the kitchen of your dreams while adding value to your McLean home. That’s because luxurious upgrades, such as high-end cabinetry, when properly taken care of, last longer than cheaper materials. Combined with the guidance and vision of a Foster designer, your new kitchen will be a remarkable, one-of-a-kind space.
What Defines “High-End” Kitchen Cabinetry?
“High-end” has different meanings for different people. It’s common for “high-style” to be confused with “high-end,” but don’t be fooled. Plenty of big-box stores carry deceptively stylish cabinetry options, but they lack the quality and craftsmanship necessary to achieve your dream luxury kitchen. In general, Foster Remodeling Solutions defines “high-end” as a combination of quality materials, superior craftsmanship, and unique style. Those features and Foster’s meticulous installation ensure your kitchen will last for years to come.
You may be surprised to hear that plywood is considered a quality cabinetry material, but it turns out that furniture-grade plywood is extremely durable and holds screws and hardware even better than solid-wood. That’s why luxury manufacturers typically use plywood for the box of the cabinet (sides, back, and bottom).
“Solid wood” refers to the cabinet face frames and doors. Some of our favorite wood species for cabinets are cherry and walnut, which look great with a clear coat to enhance their natural beauty. For painted cabinets, white or red oak make great solid surfaces for a colorful finish.
For a more affordable option, melamine has become increasingly popular due to its durability and endless options. Available in solid colors or simulated wood finishes, melamine is engineered with a high-heat process that hardens the material, making it scratch-resistant, colorfast, and exceptionally durable. If you choose to go this route, be sure you opt for for melamine made with plywood, versus a cheaper MDF or particleboard substrate.
Dovetail drawer construction not only looks elegant, but provides lasting strength compared to stapled joints which tend to lose stability over time. At the corners of the cabinet box, I-beams that run the depth of the cabinets provide more strength than plastic corners. Luxury cabinet makers use these construction techniques to build strong cabinetry that lasts.
Even the most upscale kitchen is ruined by clutter, so it’s smart to work with your cabinetmaker to custom-build storage that works for your family. Pull-out trash bins, vertical baking sheet storage, and roll-out trays in base cabinets are all popular upgrades that keep your kitchen functional and tidy.
Since high-end cabinetry is built to last, it’s wise to choose a timeless design with features that never go out of style. Classic, shaker doors are a great choice in any home due to their sleek, sophisticated design. Building your cabinets all the way to the ceiling increases storage space and adds allure.
Integrated Cabinet Fronts
If your appliances detract from the design of your kitchen, consider adding cabinet fronts to your refrigerator and dishwasher. This custom upgrade makes your kitchen flow seamlessly and allows the high-end cabinetry to shine.
Color brings character and warmth to a kitchen, but for a high-end look, opt for opulent colors like navy and dark green. These rich shades look stunning combined with contrasting colors on upper cabinetry or islands. When in doubt, a clear finish over solid wood will always look striking.