Published at Friday, May 19th 2017. by Ambra Morel in Cabinets & Storages.
Organize Beautifully: Consider the things you use most often and keep them on the lower, easier-to-reach shelves. Plates, bowls and cups/mugs typically fall into this category. You’ll be so much happier with your beautiful kitchen if it’s more functional.
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 Replace outdated light fixtures.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.
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!
If you’re going to be doing the painting yourself, you’ll want to take time to research the right paints and method for painting. Now sure how to get started with such a big DIY project? Take a look at our article How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro, and you’ll be ready in no time.
Straight lines are boring: Modern styled cabinets throw out all the ideas of straight lines and 90 degree angles. From curvilinear forms and sweeping lined cabinets, you can bring in a whole new dynamic into your kitchen or bath. Curvilinear cabinetry works well in open space floor plans where there is ample space to walk around and maneuver through the room. If using in kitchens that have a smaller space, opt for a galley kitchen, or kitchen islands where two functions can be served will the innovative shape. Seating and cooking is a great way to take full advantage of curvilinear forms.