Kitchen cabinets are a high impact design element because they’re outward facing (unlike flat countertops) and take up a lot of real estate in the room. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association cabinets make up one-third to one-half of kitchen remodel budgets. NKBA also reported that among painted cabinets white is the most popular option. Add a personal touch by choosing cabinet pulls and other hardware that you like. They are easily replaceable and will pop against crisp white cabinetry.
Choose a material: The most common material is wood for kitchen cabinets. Wood is durable versatile and can be stained or painted and can have a million different looks. Other materials include metal/stainless steel plastic laminate and lower quality MDF or particle board. Depending on your lifestyle and budget will help you decide on a material that suits your style and wallet. Metal cabinets and wood are more expensive than plastic laminate and particle board.
Cabinets come in a variety of finishes textures colors and design styles. Traditional lines with intricate detailing may be your decorative style or you may prefer modern styled cabinets with less visual detail. Modern styled cabinets shouldn’t be ignored because of their visual simplicity; on the contrary modern styled cabinets can help transform your space. Modern cabinets tend to blend seamlessly into one another with only reveal lines for visual separation. If you’re in the market for cabinetry see how modern styled cabinets may be what your home is looking for.
The latest trend in contemporary kitchens is the thick slab countertop effect. While most countertops are normally 2” thick choosing a 3 – 5” thick countertop creates an anchored stately look. Remember to adjust cabinet heights accordingly to make up for the height increase from the thicker countertops.
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