We spend so much of our time in our kitchens, so shouldn’t it be the most functional all rooms? Cabinets play an important role in both your kitchen’s appearance and functionality. From sleek stainless steel to traditional cherry, here are some fun cabinet options to explore.
Dark Cabinet Finishes
Hues of chocolate and espresso are a current trend in kitchen cabinetry. This versatile treatment can be incorporated in both traditional and contemporary kitchens.
While traditional remains the most popular style in kitchen cabinetry, Shaker has overtaken contemporary as the second most-popular style.
Classic Cherry Cabinets
Cherry is the most popular wood for kitchen cabinetry, followed closely by maple. Try traditional cherry cabinetry paired with cherry floors and granite cabinets to give your kitchen a timeless appeal.
Exotic Touch with Bamboo Cabinets
Bamboo cabinets add a unique look to a kitchen. Other alternative woods to consider include mahogany, sapele and anaglade.
For a modern or contemporary kitchen, flat-panel cabinets are a perfect fit. High-gloss bisque cabinets with sleek stainless steel handles enhance a kitchen’s sleek appeal.
The Natural Look
The glazed cabinet treatment is phasing out with the rise of textured looks: wood grain peeking through brushed finishes. Give a kitchen simple, custom-made sycamore upper cabinets and balance with the sheen of stainless steel base cabinets.
Cabinets for Country-Style Kitchens
Light-colored cabinetry is a great choice for country- or cottage-style kitchens. Blond wood finish cabinetry can be complemented by black granite surfaces.
Concealed Appliances in Cabinets
Cabinet manufacturers now offer panels that fit over refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen.
Maximized Cabinet Storage
Wall cabinets today extend to the ceiling, making use of high-up space for storing infrequently used specialty serveware and cookware.
Kitchens are increasingly being designed as an extension of other living spaces, and kitchen cabinetry is resembling furniture found throughout the rest of the home. A tall, armoire-like cabinet with glass doors is a beautiful and functional focal point for a kitchen.
Base Cabinet Drawers
Today’s homeowners are opting for base drawers rather than wall cabinets. Drawers are more accessible than cabinets and can be used to organize dishes, pots, pans, utensils and more.
Specialty Storage Cabinets
While pullout spice racks and built-in utensil dividers were once only offered by custom cabinetmakers, these features are now available in mid-priced fixtures.
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