What’s In and What’s Out for Custom Kitchen Cabinets
June 29, 2015
Modern kitchens look attractive and inviting since a long cupboard has made it easy to hide away items and leave the rest of the space for cooking and moving around. Also, putting things away from the kitchen counters makes the kitchen tidy. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you can have complete kitchen units or modify them according to your kitchen space. Cabinet companies have a wide range of kitchen storage units, such as horizontal storage cabinets with doors and shelves, wall cabinets, and base cabinets. You can have a professional designer help you choose the best cabinet for your kitchen. If your space is large, you can opt for long cupboards for more storage.
Today, you can find readymade kitchen cabinet packages for sale and avoid the long-day installation process. All you need is to choose the cabinets of your liking, and the installation team will finish the set-up in a few hours. If you are opting for an open kitchen, ensure you have the best cabinets that complement the living room interior. Your kitchen island must also have well-installed doors to lock away items. It is best to keep away all utensils in closed island storage and ensure the counter is clear.
Custom wood kitchen cabinets have been the standard in high-end homes for decades now (despite the fact that the best custom wood cabinets cost a pretty penny) because they offer better looks and durability. But that doesn’t mean that today’s custom wood kitchen cabinets need to look the same as they did in 1987. Here’s some guidance on what you should — and shouldn’t — choose for your custom made cabinets if you want your kitchen to look up to date.
- In: Light and Fresh Simple cabinets painted white and cream have made a huge comeback, featuring in kitchens both cottage-y and formal. Make sure you have modern cabinet and drawer pulls to ward off an overly ’90s look. Nickel is a great finish to pair with white cabinetry.
- Out: Rich Stains Dark stains like cherry and walnut don’t signal luxury the way they once did, and can look dated (though they may still be incorporated into specific design styles, such as Mediterranean revival).
- In: Two-Tone Schemes There’s no reason to paint all your cabinets the same color these days. Choose a different color for the lower cabinets than from the uppers. If you’re not sure what colors will go together, grab a paint chip you like at the home improvement store; the more saturated tones toward the bottom of the chip will look great on the lower cabinets, while the coordinating shades toward the top of the chip will be great for the upper cabinets.
- Out: Basic Islands Custom cabinetry has evolved far beyond solid islands. Instead, consider a piece that looks more like custom furniture.
- In: Bright Colors Saturated colors are a major trend for cabinets right now, and can be applied either in flat or super glossy finishes. If you really want some extra shine, you can even go for a metal or synthetic coating for your cabinet fronts.
- Out: Covered Appliances While some homeowners still prefer to cover appliances like the fridge and dishwasher with paneling to match the other cabinets, it’s trendier right now to invest in industrial-grade, stainless-steel appliances and show them off.
- In: Glass-Front Doors Modern kitchens often mix solid-front doors with glass-front ones for a peek-a-boo effect — you can even line the inside of the cabinets with wallpaper for some added visual appeal and a pop of color. Just make sure you keep those particular cabinets extra tidy!
Do you have any opinions, positive or negative, about changing trends for custom wood kitchen cabinets? Join the discussion in the comments.