In part I of the Great Cabinet Debate, we discussed choosing cabinets that fit your kitchen’s design and style. In part II we’ll be taking a closer look at the different aesthetic elements of kitchen cabinet styles that you’ll want to consider when choosing new cabinets for an interior remodeling project in the kitchen. Basic kitchen cabinet aesthetics include the cabinet’s design style, color, and finish. Kitchen cabinet design styles. Design style more or less refers to the shape of your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers, although finish and color both influence style as wl. Shaker-style cabinets are one of the most common cabinet types, characterized by a picture-frame inset on the front panel of the door. Shaker style easily adapts to look of most kitchen and home design styles, making it popular for open floor plans, transitional homes, and universal
Flat-panel cabinets have a flush or flat door panel that creates a seamless design and surface in the kitchen. This style is used almost exclusively in modern kitchens and frequently in contemporary designs as well. The hinges are mounted inside the cabinet box as opposed to the outside, so the cabinet doors create a sleek, clean, and continuous look in the kitchen.
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There are a numerous factors to consider when choosing cabinets for a kitchen remodel. Style, function, design, and finish all impact the final space and the way a kitchen flows, both aesthetically and functionally. And these days we’re not just talking about the cabinet box itself, but also the shelving system inside.
From style to function, this list gives you some of the main considerations to make when choosing new kitchen cabinets for a custom kitchen remodeling project.
Metallic cabinets? Yes please.
With kitchen design there is an endless opportunity to make yours stand out. Injecting color doesn’t have to stop with tile, flooring and accessories. We all have seen really bright cabinets but what is one to do if they like the bold look…just not so bold enough to have all cabinets that way?
Maybe consider going bold on the uppers or bottoms. I like this idea so I rounded up some inspiration for you. In a way, it’s sorta color blocking…
In the past I’ve said I could never have open shelving in the kitchen. Although my cabinets are neat, I never want to feel obligated to have everything picture perfect should I be in a rush one day putting dishes away. But the more and more I see them, I really like the look. It gives off a diner feel. It’s a great way to open a space and prevent a galley kitchen from feeling closed in. The floating shelves gives an airy element to a room and if you have beautiful dishes, why not show them off? Colorful bowls can serve as function and decor by infusing color into the space. So what do you think. Open shelves vs regular cabinets???
Here’s another round of makeovers using paint to transform something old, tired and dated….
Dated and Blah….
Modern & Fab. I want these chairs too…
Now how cool is this? It took some serious creative visions to create this from what it was…
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