As an interior designer, I have helped many homeowners have their dream kitchen and the first decision to be taken is always the style of the kitchen cabinet we will choose, and trust me, choosing the best cabinet style for your kitchen is not as easy as it seems. First, I find that many homeowners feel a little lost with all the cabinetry styles we see, and although they want their kitchen to feel current, it’s important to find a balance between “trendy” and “classic”.
When it comes to kitchen cabinets you want to make sure to choose the right style and you really want to avoid any mistakes since this is where most of your money will go to when designing a new kitchen. It’s important to keep in mind that not only are cabinet doors one of the most visible design elements in a kitchen, but they can also be one of the most expensive. So let’s talk more about the most popular kitchen cabinet styles and how you can save money after finding the right one.
Shaker-style kitchen cabinets are by far the trendiest and most-used kitchen cabinet door style chosen lately. This style became very popular for its clean and non-fussy look, perfect to be used with many designs, from farmhouse to traditional. You can use a variety of hardware finishes on shaker-style cabinets, but sleeker/uncomplicated hardware design works better on these type of cabinets.
Shaker-style cabinets are usually an affordable choice, depending on the type of wood you’re choosing.
Do you have some extra money to splurge? Then you might want to go with inset cabinets. Inset-style cabinets tend to be pricier due to the precise amount of work these doors require but they’re classic and chances are that you won’t grow tired of them. Also keep in mind that you can use these cabinets with exposed or concealed hinges.
Not too long ago when someone mentioned flat-style kitchen cabinets, you would envision an ultra-glossy, contemporary Italian kitchen. Nowadays, flat-style cabinets are becoming warmer while still being sleek. Flat panel doors are, as the name says, completely flat.
In my opinion, this type of cabinets look even better when made of real wood and kept natural (with a clear sheen), like we see here. Adding a marble countertop and slab backsplash brings a timeless feel to this kitchen.
I think that shiplap works almost everywhere, and although I don’t see it being a classic choice, this is a trend that will continue to be popular for as long Joanna Gaines has a TV show! 🙂 The kitchen above features a combination of inset cabinets, shiplap hood and beadboard island. Yes, you can mix styles! So don’t be afraid and add what you love to your kitchen.
I absolutely loved designing the kitchen we see above. This hutch cabinet was part of complete kitchen renovation and it added so much personality to my client’s kitchen.
Usually, an accent cabinet door is not used throughout the entire kitchen, but is used as a decorative accent. This can include glass doors and mullion doors.
Some other examples:
Regardless what type of cabinet you choose, saving some money when designing a kitchen is important for most of us, right? So how can you save money on kitchen cabinets? My advice is buying good quality stock cabinets and building a soffit above out of the trim molding to make the kitchen cabinets have that custom look without having to pay for it. This is exactly what the designer did to the kitchen above. Saving on this might even allow you to finally have that countertop and the appliances you’ve dreamed of for a long time!
I hope you enjoyed this post and found some helpful tips!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Designs: 1: Stephanie Gamble Interiors, 2: Willow Homes, 3: Timber Trails Development Company, 4 & 5: Bria Hammel Interiors, 6, 7 & 8: SBP Homes, 9: Home Bunch Interior Design, 10: W Design, 11: Flagg Coastal Homes, 12: Timber Trails Development Company
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