Published at Wednesday, August 28th 2019, 02:36:54 AM. Kitchen Cabinets. By Clotilda Fischer.
It was inevitable that technology would find its way into the kitchen. In this day and age, we are inseparable from our gadgets. Thus, kitchen design has changed to meet our gadgetry needs. At the basic level, modern cabinetry should have a charging station for your range of mobile devices. If you use your smartphone or tablet to follow recipes or watch cooking videos when working; consider installing a docking station or device holder. For really high-tech cabinetry, you can have wireless devices built right into the cabinetry. This may include wireless music speakers, televisions, or a tablet.
With hundreds (even thousands) of lovely paint colors to select from, no trip to the hardware store would be complete without a bit of buyer’s hesitation. Picking the proper shades for a room in your home can be a strenuous and baffling errand — particularly if you’re picking something for your kitchen cabinets. What if you go through all those steps to paint your cabinets and you end up despising the color? What if you wished you had picked a more white than a cream white? They say you can always repaint, but ‘that’s a lot of work! Save yourself the inconvenience and read this before you go shopping for your next project.
Today, above anything else, there is a rising movement towards a streamlined look that focuses on simplicity and minimalism. Here and there however, you will find some wild and bold options popping up. 2018 will see both styles get their fair share of love from homeowners. While simple clean cabinetry will keep getting popular, some homeowners will prefer unique customized styles that will make a clear statement.
Oak wood cabinetry is starting to creep back into the kitchen and bathroom marketplace with Cerused and driftwood finishes. In the 1970’s well into the early 90’s, they were the cabinet of choice. Usually seen in a honey spice stain, a version of a raised panel cathedral door with wild grain patterns became the mainstay in many homes at that time. After a much-needed departure, the popularity of maple, cherry and a rise of engineered wood alternatives reduced the use of oak cabinet constructions. Materials like wood veneer and painted MDF are now more common in cabinet door construction than ever. But as with other parts of the house, many homeowners are seeking connections to their past and a renewed attention to vintage, with kitchens being no different.
Open kitchen shelves instead of wall cabinetry is becoming an even hotter trend for 2018. While you may find it hard to go without your beloved closed door wall cabinetry, open shelving has plenty of benefits. It introduces a light and airy feel offering the illusion of more space which is especially great in smaller kitchens.
Many interior designers prefer blue when it comes to kitchen cabinet colors. It comes in various shades, and it works well with both white and wood tones. If you want a simple and minimal kitchen, you can never go wrong with soft blue. It’s a subtle shade that is safe, yet brings life and freshness to your kitchen cabinets. Breath of Fresh Air by Benjamin Moore is an excellent choice!
Red kitchen cabinet colors are bold, daring, and fearless. When you have this color in your kitchen, you will feel like nothing can stop you in achieving anything in life. Surprise your guests for a wine and cheese night, and we bet everyone will be talking about how gorgeous your kitchen cabinets are!