If you’ve ever thought about remodeling your kitchen, you might have heard the term base cabinets. As you may have guessed, these types of cabinets are permanently mounted on the floor and have legs that could either be exposed or hidden by a toe-kick. You often find them in the kitchen, but you can also see them in bathrooms as well. AWA Kitchen Cabinets offers base cabinets in a wide selection of styles and colors.
Because kitchen base cabinets are crucial design elements, there are certain things you must consider when getting them built and installed. From the proper dimensions to the correct configuration, you need a balanced and functional space.
How Do Base Cabinets Work?
Base cabinets have a variety of functions. They serve as a foundation for sinks, cooktops and countertops. They are also a place to keep kitchen cookware and other large items and can accommodate enhancements such as drawers.
They work together with wall cabinets to provide storage space for your supplies and cookware. Typically, they measure 36 to 48 inches high, but this can vary depending on the dimensions of the other structures surrounding them.
They also help define how the rest of the furniture and fixtures you’ll bring in will work together. You can even use this type of cabinet to make a kitchen island.
Do Base Cabinets Go Against the Wall?
The short answer is yes. But you should ensure that your wall is plumb before installation. How do you know if it is?
Take a level and place it vertically against the wall. If it comes out at 90 degrees, then you’re good to go. If by any chance it doesn’t, you can bridge the space between the base cabinet and the wall with filler strips. If you don’t want to take the trouble, you can have a professional install your cabinets for you.
What Styles Are Available?
Base cabinets come in various styles and configurations, but availability can vary from one manufacturer to another. Look for a manufacturer with a wide variety of base cabinet styles to choose from to give you a better chance to find one that best fits the setup you have in mind.
Whether you want kitchen cabinets with a built-in wine rack, storage for pots and pans, a trashcan compartment or another feature, AWA Cabinets in Salt Lake City offers many options. Download our catalog to view more of our offerings and make your dream kitchen a reality.