There is no end to the extras that you can add to your basic kitchen design. These are the things that really drive up the cost. However there are some upgrades that are worth it and that you will enjoy having as long as you work in your kitchen. My advice is to make certain you know exactly how much each extra costs so you can determine if it is worth it to you. When asking for a written quote for your new kitchen insist that the extras and upgrades are priced individually so you can decide if each one is worth it to you. You might like an open bookcase but will you still like it if it costs $900? It is much easier for the kitchen salesperson to give you one lump sum price but easier for you to make choices if the quote is itemized.
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Since some cabinets like corner cabinets and sink cabinets are best without a top drawer panel, you want to keep a continuous look and install full height doors adjacent to this section of the kitchen. Inserting a bank of drawers will look better with the full height doors. Just keep the line of the doors and drawers in mind when you look at the overall kitchen layout. You don’t want a top drawer cabinet beside a cabinet with full height doors. It will just not look as good as keeping the same lines going from one cabinet to the next.
Base corner cabinet: It is always a challenge to make usable space out of the corners of the kitchen design. In a large kitchen it is not always necessary to maximize every inch of the cabinets but most kitchens are not huge. Upgrading to a hinged corner cabinet or lazy susan corner cabinet can give you a fully usable corner. I am not a big fan of the lazy susan however since there is a lot of wasted space around it and you have to search around for a place to put your item when you go into it. When something drops off the shelf it can be difficult to