Often when it comes time to plan a kitchen remodel you can run out of steam before you’re even underway. There are so many options when it comes to design trends, fashionable touches, and hip colour schemes, that it’s no surprise projects can get overwhelming fast.
This article aims to help navigate the trends by providing you with a series of questions that will help you figure out what your kitchen needs to stand out. Cabinet design options such as style, finish, and fixtures will be looked at, and additionally we’ll touch on traits to look for in high quality cabinetry. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll have a clear idea of what you’re looking for from your new kitchen cabinetry.
Picking the Right style of Cabinet for Your Kitchen:
If you’ve decided to replace all your kitchen cabinets you’ll be essentially starting from scratch, and that’s not a bad thing; you have numerous options if cabinet design is on your mind, and that means high quality custom cabinets are on the table. Quality is a must, but beyond that the ability to tailor cabinets to the exact dimensions of your kitchen can be crucial. Do you want rich wood cabinetry taking up most of the wall space in your kitchen? If so consider custom cabinets that can hide appliances like your fridge or dishwasher to allow one carefully chosen theme to reign supreme. If you want more minimized cabinetry and like the look of open spaces more, ask yourself if you want framed or unframed cabinets.
Framed cabinets: can provide more eye-catching trims, and if you’re using glass fronted cabinet doors the frame provides a chance to show off a splash of colour or wood tones, both popular elements for kitchens. Cabinet designs with large frames can dictate how much of those tones you’ll be able to introduce.
European-style cabinets: can offer you a larger cabinet doors to use as a canvas with any embellishments, or to highlight the natural wood if you’ve opted for that look. Thanks to superior access to the cabinet interior, they also improve convenience; an important consideration for a busy household.
Cabinet Designs Need the Perfect Finish: Choosing between natural wood and custom colours
One of the fundamental decisions you’ll have to make during your kitchen renovation is going with the natural wood look or the painted finish for your cabinets. Both looks work well, so cabinet design choices on this front come down to personal preference. Embracing natural wood tones still gives you a range of options between light and dark stains. Wood tones add warmth to a room, and can help achieve a “contemporary-rustic” style for your kitchen that embraces both old and new, this style is currently very popular. Cabinet designs that focus on solid colours can also be very eye catching, and lend themselves to modern open-concept kitchens.
Fixtures Can Fix Up Your Cabinets
After selecting the style of cabinet and the finish, it’s time for the final touches that will make your kitchen the toast of the town. Cabinet design plays into some fixtures more than others, so there are no hard and fast rules, but in general look for tones and shades that work with the rest of your kitchen. Oiled Bronze can give you a wonderful and very dark hue that works well with dark stone counter tops or backsplashes, or alternatively consider stainless steel to compliment your choice of appliances. If you’re going for the “contemporary-rustic” look brass fixtures can really accent the rustic side of things while staying contemporary in function.