How do I make my cupboards spacious from the inside but compact from the outside? What material should I use? How do I go about the polishing and painting? How do I implement practicality and minimalism when structuring my house cupboards?
Building and designing a new house or even renovating old ones comes with asking yourself several questions, and you may find yourself lost. Here is how one should proceed when designing house cupboards.
Size and dimensions:
Size and dimensions directly correspond to the requirements, availability of space and the section of the house the cupboards must be designed for. Kitchen base cupboards usually have a standard dimension of 34 1/2" tall and 24" deep while the upper wall cabinets are typically 15" deep and 30" tall. Wardrobe cupboards are comparatively much taller, deeper and wider: 72" tall, 24" to 96" wide (depending on requirement) and 24" deep.
One must take into account the required space for their belongings and how much space can be allocated to them without causing clustering and crowding. Adding multiple shelves and barriers within cupboards is an efficient way to create more space.
Material used to make cupboards is integral to its durability as well as adds to its aesthetic appeal. Hardwood or solid wood type materials like maple, oak, hickory and plywood, although relatively expensive, prove to be much more resistant to scratches and dents compared to softwood materials like walnut and mahogany. Instead of opting for the conventional wood type, one can also go for other materials: fiberboard, glass, aluminum and even polythene.
Fiberboard is made of recycled fibers and wax and provides a smooth surface for polishing and painting, although it is more susceptible to moisture. Some people veer more towards the aesthetic appeal provided by glass, aluminum or steel cabinets, but they are fragile and prone to scratching and dents. In the end, although hardwood provides the highest quality of cupboards, it all comes down to one's own preference and how much they're willing to spend.
Resistance to pests and rodents:
No one wants rats, mice and termites rummaging through their cupboards, be it kitchen, wardrobe or any other cabinet for that matter. This is an important concern as such rodents and pests carry diseases such as the Hantavirus and Rat-bite fever. Moisture
And lack of hygiene and cleanliness can lead to such rodents and pests inhabiting your cupboards. To overcome such issues, having one's cupboards inspected and cleansed off such rodents by the pest control teams are the only way to go. One such service is provided by Southborough rodent control. Their rodent control program includes preventive and control measures like sanitation, exclusion, bait, trapping and monitoring for early signs.
Designing cupboards comes with a multitude of factors like material, size and hygiene that one must consider. Make sure to check if you're on the right track.