I never even considered how long it would take to settle on a kitchen cabinet layout until I actually had to do it for my own home. I guess it makes sense when you think about it, because just unpacking your stuff and figuring out where to store it in new kitchen layouts after you move can be quite the task. Imagine adding that extra layer of deciding where the cabinets are going to go in the first place! So, for that reason, I have been on here stalking other people's photos to figure out exactly what I like and don't like so that I can finalize our builders plans. This house really caught my eye because I thought that they had the best kitchen cabinets for our family's needs.
This is such a fun kitchen cabinet layout and one that is unlike anything I have seen on here yet. I love that the island is essentially two large units put together -- one for prep space and storage while the other acts as a second kitchen table for dining, crafts and homework. I think that the reason that such a large unit actually works in the space is because of the kitchen cabinet colors that they chose. Sticking with this white shade keeps everything light and airy, but if they had gone darker it may have been too overwhelming for the space. They carried this neutral theme throughout the rest of the decor items as well aside from the cheerful yellow walls which I think are a fun accent.
It took us such a long time to determine what kitchen cabinet layout we should go with in here because the room is so awkwardly shaped with these angled walls. Luckily we already knew that we wanted to go with sleek flat-front modern kitchen cabinets that would almost blend into the white walls so that you don't even really notice they are there. This was helpful in distracting from the angles of the room that I really did not want to highlight. We did work with a designer, but I spent a lot of time researching on my own in order to figure out exactly what I may want. I started off by looking at a ton of small kitchen ideas 2020, but I hated limiting myself to that one category of decor.
While I really love the kitchen cabinet layout in here, I am not a huge fan of the dark cherry cabinets. The rest of the home was so nice that I did not really pay much attention to that single aspect before we bought it, thinking that if nothing else we could just do a quick kitchen remodel to freshen it up. Now that we have actually moved in though, I just don't know what to do with the cabinets. Honestly, they are gorgeous high quality cabinets that were custom fitted to the space and still in great condition. The only thing is the shade that they are. I think that the dark color makes the overall kitchen design feel much smaller and closed in, and I prefer open and airy spaces.
I thought that this home had a really smart kitchen cabinet layout because they extended the units into the dining area so that everything would still feel like one single room. I, personally, would not have known what to do with a space that large, so I probably would have just used kitchen cabinets in the actual cooking zone and left the table and bench seating on its own. But by adding that unit (which I think is acting like a desk), it subtly reminds you that that is part of the kitchen as well and encourages traffic flow into there. We are looking for kitchen design ideas on a much smaller scale but, if we had a large home, this is a layout that I would definitely go for especially with that bench seating.
I think that we actually have a pretty good kitchen cabinet layout in here, but obviously everything is extremely outdated. When we renovate the space in a couple of months, I think that we will keep these kitchen layout ideas that the original architect obviously spent time developing, but reface the cabinet doors, replace hardware, and put in new countertops and backspace. We may keep the existing appliances or replace them depending on how our budget is looking at the time. The only problem here is that I am really not sure where I want to go with the kitchen cabinet design. The rest of the home does not really commit to traditional or modern, there are elements of both so I feel that it is pretty stylistically neutral.