The kitchen is the heart of the home and usually the place where people congregate at any gathering. It is for this reason that, as homeowners, we want the kitchen to be warm and inviting. If your cabinetry is dated or is otherwise unsightly now is the time to update your kitchen. Would you believe that you can make your whole kitchen look brand new by just replacing or refacing the cabinetry? It’s a mini kitchen remodel for a fraction of the price of an entire kitchen re-do.
Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets…
… Or, Replacing Your Kitchen Cabinets
Styling Your Kitchen Cabinets
Wood will require the most upkeep, but is a beautiful classy option.One rule of thumb is to consider a style that will transition with new trends. Also consider the quality of the materials used to ensure they will age gracefully over the years. While, this is a personal decision you must make, keep in mind that the value of your house, should you sell it, will be affected by any decision you make. You might think that it doesn’t matter to you since you are planning to stay in your house till death do you part but never say never, just a thought to keep in mind.
The Top 8 Most Popular Cabinet Styles
In no particular order, here are the top eight kitchen cabinet styles:
- Shaker-style – Shaker-style is on the rise in the category of most popular. It features simple clean lines with square paneled doors and blends well with any kitchen décor.
- Bamboo – Bamboo is still gaining in popularity versus traditional wood for its sustainability, due to the fact it grows much faster; therefore, it is eco-friendly versus hardwoods, which take, in some cases, decades to re-grow. Bamboo also produces an exotic pattern.
- Stainless Steel – Stainless steel cabinets are usually paired with restaurant-style appliances, especially a gas-burning stove. It gives a sleek modern look. Pair with stainless steel hardware to keep the look going.
- Blend in – Using panels that match the cabinets to cover appliances gives continuity to the cabinets. Some options blend in so well, the kitchen appears to be missing some appliances.
- Extended storage – Traditionally, wall mounted cabinets did not extend to the ceiling and have been used as a display area. It is becoming more popular for wall cabinets to extend to the ceiling, adding more storage. Choices are glass-fronted, which also allow you to display certain glassware or other decorative items in a more classic way, or paneled like the rest of the cabinets to add extra space to tuck away less used items and free up lower cabinets for storage of frequently used items.
- Furniture style – another popular choice is cabinetry that looks like furniture instead of cabinets. An armoire with glass panels, possibly covered with curtains, to store dishes is a beautiful focal point in any kitchen. Cabinet doors can also be styled as free-standing storage with legs such as may be found in a bedroom as a nightstand.
- Base cabinet drawers – More and more people are gravitating to drawers versus doors in base cabinetry. Drawers allow you to see everything there without having to pull things out to look in the back. Another option is shelves that pull out for the same reason and racks that also pull out to reveal spices, etc.
- Mixed styles – Mixing styles is a good way to soften the look of a more industrial-type kitchen, by adding a few wood pieces, such as an armoire type dish cabinet or wood finish island.
Replacing kitchen cabinets is a project that will not only make your kitchen look like new, it will add a great style choice to give your whole house a design boost. If you’re ready to update your cabinets, call Copper Creek Construction for your Free Estimate now 702-898-7873.