If you’ve been considering renovating the kitchen of your Oakville home, you may have come across the term floating kitchen or cabinets. Many people will look through different cabinet design styles until they find the right one because they don’t know the exact name of the style or how to quite describe it. One very popular design style right now is called a floating kitchen, and here’s what you need to know.
What is a floating cabinet?
A floating kitchen design refers to how the cabinets are mounted to the wall. The cabinets will be wall hung rather than having legs or a base to support them, which gives the appearance that they are floating.
Floating cabinets will not have a toe kick because the cabinets don’t come down to the floor, which means they will make the space look bigger and brighter. If you prefer a modern design style with clean lines, this style may be right for you.
Floating Cabinets improve accessibility
Floating cabinets can be used to make a kitchen accessible because the space underneath allows for a wheelchair to be pulled up close to the cabinets. If you, or someone in your family, needs to have an accessible kitchen, then floating cabinets may be the right option for you.
Floating Cabinets make a small space look big
When cabinets go right to the floor, it can make the kitchen space look smaller. Open it up by installing floating cabinets to make your small cozy kitchen look bigger and brighter. You can also install lighting under the cabinets to create more light in the space.
You may lose storage
If you have floating cabinets, you may lose some extra storage space because you won’t have the additional space that the base will take up. If you have a small kitchen to begin with then you may need the extra storage space to keep your dishes, appliances and pantry items.
You’ll need strong walls for Floating Cabinets
Since floating cabinets are attached to the walls, they don’t have the support of a base. This means the walls need to be able to support the weight of the cabinet, plus a countertop and even a sink in some areas of the kitchen.
The cabinets will need to be installed properly so they have the right support. Your family will have to be careful not to overload the cabinets with too much weight.
You’ll need to sweep all the time
Do you have time to sweep every day? It’s ok if you say no, most of us don’t have time to completely clean our houses every day. When you have floating cabinets, you’ll probably want to ensure that you keep the area under the cabinets extra clean. It will be very obvious if you have dirt, debris and even pet hair gathering up underneath.
Contact Trends Wood Finishing today
Deciding to renovate your Oakville home can be both fun and overwhelming as there are so many design styles to choose from. Floating cabinets are an easy way to give your kitchen a modern and stylish look. To discuss this and other options, contact Trends Wood Finishing today.
*Oakville / Burlington Ontario