Published at Saturday, April 29th 2017. by Mystique Lecoeur in Cabinets & Storages.
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.
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.
When painting your kitchen cabinets, the design choices are limitless. You can brighten up the space with a coat of white, or blast the room with a vibrant color like cobalt. You can also combine colors for a trendy, dual-tone look in your kitchen.
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.
Your kitchen cabinets are the first part of your kitchen that people focus on when they enter. Whether that is good or bad depends on happy you are with your current kitchen cabinets. If you are trying to choose another type of cabinet style there are plenty of choices to choose from. Although, you will need to make a few key decisions first – cabinet material, color, door style, and decorative accessories are all important. Read on to find out how to choose a dynamic kitchen cabinet style.
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.