Each room inside your home needs to serve different purposes. This means that all of your cabinets will also need to help serve that purpose. Laundry room cabinets and kitchen cabinets are some of the most used storage options inside a residential home. Designing cabinets with your specific needs in mind will help them to last much longer and help make your life easier.
Some homeowners work to make every element in their home match or look cohesive. But are laundry room cabinets and kitchen cabinets something that needs to match? Will laundry room cabinets have similar measurements to kitchen cabinets? Read on for answers to these questions and more.
The Purposes Of Both Cabinets
The short answer to if all your cabinets need to match is a simple no, but they should serve their purpose regardless of what material or color is used. Unless your laundry room is located in the kitchen, cabinet colors or materials do not need to be exactly the same. Laundry room cabinets and kitchen cabinets serve similar purposes but different materials might work better in one space or another.
Both cabinets need to be durable and withstand different moisture and climates. Withstanding heat, cold, liquid, and other damage is important regardless of where the cabinet is located. Laundry room cabinets can see heat radiating from your dryer, spills from liquid cleaners, and may get coated in more lint or dust than those in your kitchen.
Different Sizes For Laundry Room Cabinets
Homeowners typically want the kitchen cabinets on the lower and upper levels and the uppers to extend all the way to the ceiling. Laundry room cabinets don’t necessarily have to follow these rules.
Some laundry rooms have more open shelving or cubbies rather than traditional cabinets. These cabinets can also be made wider and deeper than kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets in the laundry room need to be built around the washer and dryer or in small spaces. These will look and be built differently than your kitchen cabinets.
Laundry room shapes and sizes are unique, so the cabinets you put in them need to be as well.
Colors That Fit Your Needs Over Aesthetics
Kitchen cabinets give you more freedom in colors, whereas laundry room cabinets usually are white to keep the space looking clean and fresh. Kitchen cabinets see a lot more stains, grease splatters, and messy hands, while your laundry room typically stays cleaner.
While your cabinets may be white, you can still add some pops of color around the space. One of the most used rooms in the house is your laundry room, so choosing a color that fits your needs best, is always the best option. Your home should serve your and your family’s needs, and no one else’s.
Materials For Laundry Room and Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets are typically made from either wood or a wood-plastic mix. Laundry room cabinets can be made out of a variety of materials, but one thing to keep in mind is how easy they are to maintain. If you have cabinets in other common areas of your home, you will want to spend more time upkeep them and making sure they look their best. Choosing an easy-to-clean material for the laundry room cabinets will save you some time.
No matter what material you like for cabinets, your laundry room should be able to handle daily use. Custom cabinets are built to last in multiple rooms in a home. Rasmussen Custom Cabinetry offers durable cabinets that can make your home unique. Our builders can design a variety of cabinets in many sizes that can help homeowners have peace of mind about their storage.
Custom Cabinets With Rasmussen
Our team wants to improve the functionality and aesthetics of your home. While our cabinets are durable they are also decorative and can be a focal point inside your residence. Custom cabinets also help increase the value of your home, so you can get a better return on investment. Working with our designers brings quality customer service and a stunning end product. Contact us to get an estimate for your next project!