November 21st, 2019 | by Christophe Selvais
There’s more than one way to update your kitchen’s style than by setting up a couple decorations. Here we will share 10 kitchen cabinet styles to integrate to your home. Once the options are clearer, you can inquire further about a specific cabinet design at your local hardware store.
Typically, traditional kitchen cabinets are more detailed, sometimes in the form of raised-panel doors or bead-board designs. Colors range from bright creams and whites to reds, tans, and a wide variety of natural wood hues. Inset recessed door, where the frame around the doors will be seen and the doors are set flush with the frame, an area also very popular when it comes to traditional cabinet styles.
Shaker cabinets are built to be simple, clean and practical. The cabinet style includes flat-paneled doors with rail bases, natural wood textures, and light tones of color such as white or brown. Shaker kitchen cabinets are a popular trend in contemporary kitchens due to their classic and casual look, from traditional to contemporary, to any kitchen style.
Rustic cabinet styles often reflect a country or mountain lifestyle by using large cabinets, warm colors and lots of wood in the form of knots and imperfections with interesting detail and character. Rustic kitchen cabinets may be left rugged or matte instead of using glossy stain finishes to accentuate the wood’s authentic feel. It is possible to use rubbed brass or wrought iron hardware to complete.
In general, contemporary cabinets feature flat surfaces, minimal ornamentation, and plain hardware to offer a fresh and unfussy feel to your house. For small kitchens, this cabinet style is a great choice; no molding means that cabinets can be larger and provide more storage in areas where there is no horizontal storage. Materials used in contemporary kitchen cabinets are steel, cement, etc.
Slab cabinets often go hand-in-hand with contemporary design, but they come with a more modern look. This type of the cabinet, sometimes called a flat-panel cabinet, is distinguished by its simple design and low-maintenance appeal. Slab kitchen cabinets are relatively inexpensive to make as they need fewer material and energy and are easy to clean because there are no nooks and crannies.
Country cabinets, like conventional cabinet types, also come in raised-panel, bead-board and other decorative combinations (think glass, wire or tin) to send off a warm, timeless and down-home feeling. Wood is a popular choice for country kitchen cabinets as well as painted doors in colors such as yellow butter, mint green, blue apel and cream. It is possible to apply distressing techniques or milk paint over color to further improve the overall feel.
The Craftsman form, which developed in reaction to the late 1800’s excessively decorated, mass-produced furniture, was characterized by straight lines, high-quality construction and minimal decoration. Craftsmen cabinets are often constructed from hardwoods such as quarter-swan, hickory, cherry or maple, and are usually left with their natural wood rather than colored.
In addition to being mixed and matched with strong cabinet doors, glass front kitchen cabinets in your home can provide a beautiful and functional view. Typically used as upper cabinets, a glass-front design acts as a convenient spot to display your glassware, cookbooks or a delicate bowl or vase set. It is also necessary to light such cabinet types for additional ambience.
A more unusual style frequently used in kitchen islands and decorative cabinets, louvered cabinet doors are constructed of horizontal wooden slats as you would see on window shutters and pieces of furniture. The louvered cabinet normally has spaces between each slat, making them a great option for cabinets requiring venitalization, such as those close to a radiator or housing electronics such as cable boxes or routers.
While not technically a cabinet design, open cabinet shelving is a creative (and popular) concept to integrate storage into your kitchen, especially if you have little wall space to work with. Open shelving requires a certain level of organization and cleanliness, so when combined with wall cabinets it works best. Over the cooking area, open shelves are a smart way to keep utensils and spices that are frequently used within reach. They’re a great way to display matching dishware as well.