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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

What To Consider When Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

Picking out kitchen cabinets sounds exciting, but it can actually be very stressful. There are a lot of cabinet styles to choose from, and you need to consider colors, drawers or doors, lazy Susan or shelving, or other options as well. If you are in the market for new kitchen cabinets, you are going to be putting in a lot of work and planning. There are things you should consider when choosing your cabinets, so be sure to take your time, as you are going to have these cabinets for a while. Read on for some helpful information.


When choosing a style for your cabinets, you should consider how long you'll have these cabinets. You're going to want to have something that isn't too overly trendy, as the trend you chose may not be in style after a few years and you'll be stuck with something that is not only out of style, but something that you no longer like. Choose something that isn't too trendy and that is a bit more timeless won't appear dated after a few years.


Hardware is much the same as the style of kitchen cabinets you choose, you don't want anything too trendy, or something that you won't be able to change later down the road. If you have long handles that go from the top of the cabinets to the bottom, you may not have a lot of options to choose from when you want to change them. Changing other types of handles or knobs can be easily done, but trendier hardware may not be as easily swapped out.


Wooden cabinets come in a variety of types, such as oak and walnut, or you can choose cabinets that are painted. You may be able to sand down solid wood cabinets and re-stain them, and you can paint over other types of cabinets as well. You want to choose cabinets that are solid wood and that can withstand the test of time but can also be refinished later down the road if need be. 

Don't invest in cheap cabinets that are only going to last you a handful of years. You want cabinets that are going to last and that can even be refinished at some point in time. Invest in cabinets that are timeless and not too trendy. Talk to a professional kitchen cabinet professional about other tips to help you choose your cabinets.