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Pros and Cons of Freestanding Cabinets

Posted on: November 28, 2019

As the name suggests, a freestanding cabinet is a cupboard unit that is not fixed to the wall or floor, allowing it to be installed in almost any place possible. Freestanding cabinets can be rarely seen in most kitchens of today probably because of its unusual design. It’s not a common sight for a set of cabinets to have such a “movable” appearance like the chairs and tables. However, one thing that freestanding cabinets can offer is flexibility, which makes them an ideal choice for those who wanted to adjust the layout of their kitchen from time to time.

If you’re looking for new kitchen cabinets, you might want to know more about freestanding cabinets. Here are several of its advantages, as well as some drawbacks from having it in your home:

Pros of Freestanding Cabinets:

  1. Maximize Kitchen Space

Those with smaller kitchens don’t have to worry too much about managing their space as proper positioning of freestanding cabinets can create a full area. This can be an ideal location for a kitchen isle or even a dining area. Freestanding cabinets can also be used as a divider to mark a portion of your kitchen which could make the room cozy and organized.

  1. Color Can Complement with Existing Kitchen Design

Freestanding cabinets are normally made with larger doors. And every time the doors are slightly opened, it provides an opportunity for the shelves to be exposed. This means that freestanding cabinets allow the owner to highlight the shelves (as well as its contents) by painting them with bright colors that can complement pretty well depending on the overall color design of your kitchen.

  1. Can be Placed Wherever You Want

Portability is a trait that makes the distinction of freestanding cabinets to the normal ones. A kitchen remodeling project can be more flexible if several kitchen units can be manually mobilized so that they can be placed in a more optimal position. You even don’t have to keep wondering as to how you can match your bottom cabinets to top cabinets – freestanding cabinets can hold on to its own.

Cons of Freestanding Cabinets:

  1. Prone to Damage

Perhaps one major drawback of a freestanding cabinet may also come from its key feature. Moving the cabinet too much can lead to permanent damages, so make sure to be careful when doing some repositioning.

  1. The “Legs” can look Unappealing

The weirdest thing about freestanding cabinets is that they have two pairs of short legs which are kind of similar to that of a table. Because of this, many people see such oddity as unappealing. If you’re one of them, you can use skirting boards to keep them away from the prying eyes of your guests.

Final Thoughts

Having a set of new freestanding cabinets can be an ergonomic choice especially for those who see kitchen storage as a necessity. It can as well provide an impression of a unified and organized appearance due to its portability.

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