Published at Sunday, November 05th 2017. by Nanci Meyer in Kitchen Ideas.
Kitchen cabinets are a high impact design element because they’re outward facing (unlike flat countertops) and take up a lot of real estate in the room. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association cabinets make up one-third to one-half of kitchen remodel budgets. NKBA also reported that among painted cabinets white is the most popular option. Add a personal touch by choosing cabinet pulls and other hardware that you like. They are easily replaceable and will pop against crisp white cabinetry.
The kitchen countertop is the perfect place to add the ultimate design touch to your kitchen. Regardless of which kitchen countertop ideas you’re attracted to select materials that are durable and built to withstand the wear and tear associated with cooking and prep.
Choose a material: The most common material is wood for kitchen cabinets. Wood is durable versatile and can be stained or painted and can have a million different looks. Other materials include metal/stainless steel plastic laminate and lower quality MDF or particle board. Depending on your lifestyle and budget will help you decide on a material that suits your style and wallet. Metal cabinets and wood are more expensive than plastic laminate and particle board.
Stainless steel has been the presiding choice for new kitchens often replacing old white appliances that looked dated. Though it’s hard to imagine such sharp stainless steel appliances falling out of fashion they could very well go out of style in the future. In a 2010 study by Consumer Reports some kitchen experts said that the stainless steel reign was coming to an end. And what will replace it? Likely reimagined updated white appliances. For example a glass-like polished enamel that is modern and reflects light.
Accessories for your cabinets: Door pulls; crown molding and wine racks can be added to your cabinets for a finished style. For homes that prefer simplicity long slender door pulls should be considered. To save money have your cabinets installed by a professional and do the door pulls yourself. Home improvement stores have a wide selection as well as custom hardware can be ordered online and installed by you for a fraction of a professional installer. Accessories can take your cabinets from ordinary to one-of-a-kind!
Neutral Hues Whites beiges and light earth tones work great in most kitchens and with almost any wall color or wallpaper making them the top choice for those looking to repaint their kitchen cabinets.