It’s All About the Door Style!

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home, serving as a place to not only cook, but dine and entertain. When remodeling your kitchen, the cabinet doors are a crucial design component. The cabinetry is possibly the most visible component of your kitchen. And if your kitchen is part of an open floor plan that includes other living areas, your cabinets may be visible from every area, affecting the overall design of your entire home. In fact, we are seeing base cabinets creep into living space as they converge into a single, open area. This make selecting the right cabinet doors even more critical.

Deciding what style of cabinet doors to choose can be daunting with the vast array of styles available. The biggest trend in door styles right now is simple styles that are uncluttered with fewer details. This transitional style is a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary. One of the most popular styles is five-piece door panels with flat panels framed with trim in a variety of bevel options. These style of doors work great with any kitchen design and are easy to keep clean. Choose drawer fronts in a matching five-piece design or compliment the cabinet doors with a flat drawer front with beautiful hardware.

When it comes to what color you want for your cabinet doors, there are several options. White cabinets are always timeless and complement many kitchen styles. White also enhances the lighting and gives the kitchen the feeling of being larger than it is. If you want to go with painted cabinets, tinted whites with gray overtones are great options. Dark charcoal stained wood and black cabinet colors, along with combining black and white kitchens, are also popular right now. Another big trend is mixing contrasting colors for your base cabinets and wall cabinets, such as using white upper cabinets and dark base cabinets.

The hardware you chose also makes a tremendous impact on the overall look of your cabinets. Think of hardware as jewelry for your cabinets. Your hardware style should match the style of doors you have chosen. For example, pair clean, simple pulls with modern cabinetry. Brass with satin finishes, rose gold, and copper are all showing up in pulls and fixtures right now, but could be trendy. Polished chrome is always a timeless option.

Choose a countertop that will complement your cabinet style. Quartz is rapidly gaining popularity due it’s durability and low maintenance requirements. It is scratch and heat resistant and never needs to be sealed. Quartz countertops are available in a virtually endless variety of colors.

Once you have your beautiful new cabinets and countertops in place, you’ll want to keep them decluttered to showcase their beauty. There are a variety of base storage options available to keep everything organized and out of sight, including pull-outs, lazy susans, swiveling baskets, and drawer dividers for items such as knives, silverware, dishes, spices, and more. Built-in charging stations and storage for your electronic devices are available to keep them handy and ready to use.

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