Any kitchen remodel is defined by the character of the cabinets. Combining functionality with style, cabinets set the tone and the mood for what is arguably the most visited room in the house. Here we’ve included a few styles and tips to consider as you ponder your kitchen remodel.
Cabinets accented with classic molding and furniture-style details lend timeless traditional style to this elegant kitchen. A dark glaze layered over the creamy white perimeter cabinets conveys a sense of formality by enhancing the cabinetry’s fine fluting, shapely legs, and intricate crown molding.
Urban Contemporary Touch
Strikingly squared-off, flat-front cabinets drive the contemporary scheme, while their oak construction and notable wood grain texture compliment the woodwork of surrounding rooms. Glass-front upper cabinets mix in a personal display touch.
Updated Vintage Look
Cabinets with simple beaded molding around a flat inset panel are nearly style-neutral –the hardware and the finish can push them toward almost any look you choose. Here bin-style drawer pulls and visible door latches, combined with charming glass knobs, nudge the kitchen toward a nostalgic, vintage look that is underscored by deep cove molding at the ceiling and decorative supports below the upper cabinets. Furniture-style bun feet on the island and antique ironstone displayed behind glass-panel cabinet doors further accentuate the vintage touch.
Classy Transitional Style
You can have the best of both contemporary and traditional style with cabinetry based on Shaker-style construction. These cheery white cabinets set against subway tile backsplashes and fluted glass doors capture a vintage flavor, while brushed-nickel rod pulls and handles complimenting stainless-steel appliances push the look toward contemporary.
Charming Farmhouse Feel
Antique-furniture-style cabinets and a farm table island stamp this kitchen with country charm. Beveled moldings and ledge accents give conventional upper cabinets a vintage-cupboard look, reinforcing the farmhouse feel.
Customize with Color
The addition of an overall glaze tones down the color to further compliment the simplicity of Shaker style. The island’s creamy finish matches the old-world styled cast-iron range (not shown), while the soft blue-green cabinets mix in colorful interest, resulting in a crisp, clean feeling with the warmth of wood without being too “cabiney”.
Clean & Contemporary
Slab doors with hidden Euro-style hinges give the base cabinets a clean-line appearance; linear metal pulls are discreet necessary additions. The rich color and prominent wood grain of the walnut cabinets compliments the sleek profile while generating warmth sought in every home.
Timeless & Traditional
Inset doors and drawers with raised panels and beaded frames underscore the architectural character of traditional style with a treatment that resembles library paneling. For the island, the pairing of dark woodwork and light countertops is reversed, but the same furniture-style feet and molded panels tie it visually to the perimeter cabinets.