Published at Wednesday, May 17th 2017. by Mystique Lecoeur in Cabinets & Storages.
The door style makes the cabinet: When choosing cabinetry the door style is what you’re really choosing for your decoration. To find cabinet doors, bring home samples or pictures from your local cabinetry dealer. Choose minimal lines for modern kitchens, exposed simple lines for Craftsman style, and intricate detailed doors for a traditional look. Many cabinetry companies will have a sales person that can bring samples to your home to compare in your kitchen. This is a great idea if you are wavering on a style!
Open shelving is everywhere right now, and we love it. Obviously there are pros and cons to this look, but when it’s done right, it can add extra color and personality to any kitchen decor. Open shelves are a great solution for small and large kitchens alike and create an open, airy energy in your kitchen. It’s also a great way to keep track of your items and keep clutter to a minimum. If you’re considering giving open shelves a shot or are just feeling the itch to redecorate your shelves, we’ve got 22 genius tips on how to have the most stylish kitchen in town.
Include Artwork: Don’t miss an opportunity for showcasing artwork you love by leaning some frames on the shelves behind your dishes. This is a good way to vertically expand the shelves too, especially when the dishes (like cups and mugs) are low.
Add LED strip lights to shelves and under your cabinets to illuminate your counter space; simply peel, stick and plug in. Replace incandescent light bulbs with the latest energy-efficient versions. Choose pendant lights that can be clipped onto existing track-lighting systems to layer your room’s lighting. Replace outdated light fixtures. Add a mirror to a kitchen wall or consider adding a mirrored backsplash to reflect light.
There are a number of ways to approach white countertops. White marble is warm, classic and its natural veiny appearance adds texture. It is more expensive than other options as well as higher maintenance. You’ll need to wipe up spills right away, avoid putting hot pans or abrasive items on the surface and seal it on a regular basis. White granite is lower maintenance than marble (seal it once a year and wipe up spills ASAP) but also offers a classic look.
White sinks have long been bathroom mainstays and the same timeless look translates well into the kitchen, whether you choose a classic white sink or more of a trend piece like a farmhouse sink. If you’re typically hard on your sink (throwing around pots and dishes) then stainless steel may be a better choice. For white sinks, fireclay might be the best option. The material is resistant to scratches, staining, chipping and clean-up is simple (just use soap and water). Enamel-coated-cast iron is another good option for durable white sinks, but tends to be heavier so make sure your cabinets can handle the weight.