Many kitchen components are subject to fads and fashion,but a look at popular choices can help zero in on the style you’ll love down the road.
White or off-white shaker style doors create a light and clean look in kitchen cabinets. Shades of white are enduring and versatile, appearing in cottage, traditional and even modern kitchens.
2. Efficiency Inside
Today storage options are plentiful, including pullout trays, bread boxes and narrow spaces utilized for customized spots for pans like cookie sheets and muffin tins.
3. One-of-a-Kind Island
Instead of a standard rectangular island, try a stand-alone table to create a cozy feel. Chairs can be pulled up for meals or pushed to the side for meal prep and serving.
4. Customized Drawers
Cabinet drawers now conceal custom features. There are pullout doors attached to shelves for pots and pans, holders for recycling and garbage bins and racks for canned and dry goods. Drawer inserts can be set up to hold dishes, silverware or cutlery. Inserts are often customizable and help to maintain a clutter-free kitchen.
5. Adding Glass
Glass-front cabinet doors give the eye a break from wall-to-wall cabinetry and create display space for collectibles, pretty dishes, and glassware.
6. Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry
In this kitchen, the wall opposite the cook zone is dedicated to storage with cabinetry to the ceiling. When storage is reduced from other areas, a floor-to-ceiling bank of cabinets can house every-day dishes to small appliances to linens.
7. Built-In Appliances
Appliances might be more intelligent, efficient and feature-packed than ever, but that doesn’t mean they’re grabbing the spotlight in today’s kitchen. Here the fridge is hidden behind matching cabinet doors at the end of the island to maintain a cohesive look in this traditional kitchen.
8. Mismatched Cabinets
A cabinet or island in a color or wood that’s different from the rest of the kitchen can break up the monotony to become a pivotal design piece. This kitchen mixes traditional white cabinetry with a rich black island, bringing warmth and dimension into this space It’s also an option to have a hutch or a section of cabinetry in the same color.
Cabinets, drawers, and open shelving meet any and all storage needs when combined in this kitchen. Mixing types of storage in a kitchen keepsthe design feeling fresh and avoids a room of heavy cabinetry.
10. The Look of Furniture
Call it the European influence or a return to this country’s early-1900’s notions: Many of today’s kitchen are assigning furniture duties to cabinetry. Some pieces are freestanding, but others simply appear to be emulating the look of china hutches, turned-leg tables, and buffets.
11. Colorful Accents
Add a pop of color to the glass-front cabinet interiors or open shelving with bright paint. Accent with contrasting accessories to complete the room’s color scheme. Using bold color in a small area is high-impact and alternative for the color-averse.
Gone are the days when cabinets were unadorned boxes. Today’s most interesting styles take their finishing touches from furniture and architecture. Ad-ons such as undercounter corbels, fancy feet, and arched openings achieve a focal-point status that’s more a result of style than location. carvings, cutouts and moldings add emphasis to a cabinet’s decorative aspects.