Whether you love a traditional look or prefer a more modern space, kitchen cabinets are the one element in this room that largely establishes the overall style. This beautiful home is decorated in an elegant traditional style with fun rustic touches like exposed beams and a beautiful stone hearth. When they recently took on a kitchen remodel project, they asked us to create something that blended well with the other areas of their home, but that was neutral and universal enough in style to appeal to a variety of buyers in case they decided to sell. With this in mind we opted for simple glazed panelled cabinets with a contrasting kitchen island in the center.
This has been one of our favorite French country kitchen designs yet. Our client was remodeling a beautiful historic farmhouse and wanted to add a large chefs kitchen that felt in line with the period style of their home but with all of the modern amenities that a home chef could need. I think we achieved those goals. We began with these gorgeous country kitchen cabinets in rich glazed pine wood. Although most old farmhouses would likely have simple box cabinets, we wanted to elevate the look a bit so we added beautiful panelling and crown molding. For just a bit of variety, we decided to paint the island this rich cream color and accented it with a butcher block countertop.
Kitchen cabinet refacing is a great way to upgrade your home without the time and budget commitments of tearing out all of your existing units and replacing with brand new. I know that it seems like painting your cabinets would not look professional, or you would be able to tell that there are old cabinets underneath. But trust me when I tell you that, when done well, a few coats of paint and varnish produce an absolutely fantastic result. This homeowner wanted to incorporate country kitchen designs into her dark and outdated space with deep cherry panelled cabinets. The units were actually in great condition and had some very nice decorative touches, so we want to try to repurpose them if possible.
While it is always fun working with homeowners that have an astronomical budget, sometimes we take on projects that we need to get creative to keep costs low. The kitchen can be an especially costly remodel so, over the years, we have come up with some clever solutions to work within our budgets. We are always on the hunt for cheap kitchen cabinets because they can take over so much of your funding. In general, classic white cabinets are the least expensive because they are so common and simple. They also do not require high quality wood to construct since they are painted. Luckily, this style of cabinetry can be utilized in nearly any decor style from modern to country kitchen designs.
If you are looking for country kitchen ideas, look no further than this gorgeous home. As a contractor we see tons of different house designs — some better than others. One of our most rewarding jobs are kitchens because the transformations can be huge. Believe it or not this stunning space started out with simple white kitchen cabinets and a tile floor. It was dark and dated, and had no real flow. In order to save room in the budget for the large chefs range, the homeowner had us glaze the existing cabinets and switch out the knobs. This gave it an updated look, while still keeping costs low.
Refinishing kitchen cabinets is an incredibly easy and cost effective way to makeover a space quickly. Cabinetry is oftentimes the most expensive element of a kitchen design and tends to limit where you can spend in other areas of the room. If you can eliminate some of that cost by painting them rather than buying all new units, you can afford to spend a bit more in other decorative areas like countertops, backsplaces and fixtures. Similarly, if you like the idea of refinishing, but don’t like the style of your units, replacing kitchen cabinet doors is always a good option. For example, if the homeowner didn’t like the panelled doors that give this room it’s country kitchen look, you could keep the base and swap out the doors for something a bit more modern or updated in style.