A common question when setting up a kitchen is the choice of a joinery project or planned furniture. The two have their advantages and disadvantages, however, the second option is best for those who do not rely on the help of a professional in the field of architecture or interior design. After all, many companies in the area of planned furniture offer in their final price the help of a designer to perform all the steps of the project.
Types of Finishes for Planned Kitchen Cabinets
1. MDP or MDF
MDF is a uniform, flat and dense material due to its composition of wood fibers, which allows a more elaborate design. Therefore, in the external details (those that appear in the cabinets) the MDF is applied. The MDP is perfect for simpler projects with straight lines.
However, the level of MDF paint absorption is better, allowing the paint to be more homogeneous and uneven on the surface.
Responsible for leaving the kitchen more modern, its variety of colors pleases very much the lovers of this material so practical and beautiful! It is widely used in doors and drawers because it is easy to clean and bring a special highlight to the kitchen.
3. Low pressure laminate
Due to its low resistance, this material is rarely used in countertops and kitchen cabinets. However, its main function is to structure these places, making the case of these furniture.
4. High pressure laminate
It is more resistant than the laminate of BP, due to the resin that gives greater protection to the humidity. In addition, it is stronger to abrasion and impacts, so it is very suitable for the kitchen.
It is a visual mixture between glass and lacquer, what differs are the components of this type of material. It has advantages such as: practicality in cleaning, resistance to stains, diversity of colors and high durability.
Layout of planned kitchen cabinets
This detail makes all the difference in the look of the closet! Nothing is more than the extra edge of the furniture, leaving it much more robust and striking. In it, an inner box with smaller thickness is made and on the outside is coated with another wood of greater thickness to give this edge effect.
Usually the choice of the internal part is white (more economical) and the external one with a more refined finish, like the glass, mirror or a wood with stronger color to evidence the tamponamento.
Cabinets below the counter should be 20 cm away from the floor for easy cleaning. If you want to close this span, the option is to make a masonry base and to cover with the same stone of the bench, for example. Already in the upper cabinet should be installed with distance between 60 and 70cm of the bench, facilitating the opening of the doors and following the ergonomics. Remembering that these should be shallower, with 40 cm not to affect the use of the bench, and the lower can reach 65 cm deep.