The kitchen cabinets you choose can have a huge impact on the overall style of your space. The remodel that we just completed is a great example of this. Previously, this kitchen was decorated in all white, from the cupboards to the walls, then accented with marble countertops and antiques. Obviously, that space has a very different look than the present contemporary kitchen. The homeowners knew they wanted something completely different than their previous space and were willing to experiment with some dramatic changes. With the go ahead, we decided to install these gorgeous espresso wood cabinets with luxe gold flecked granite countertops and backsplash.
Kitchen cabinets are one of those things that take up a lot of the budget and can also make a huge impact on the design of your home. Not only do they set the tone of your kitchen but they also establish the overarching decor of the house — whether that be traditional, contemporary, eclectic or farmhouse etc. For this reason, it is important to put a lot of thought into what kitchen cupboards you choose. When in doubt, I always say to select a fairly neutral design and color palette. This could be a simple white shaker style cabinet or even a nice sleek espresso option. Both of these can lean modern or traditional depending on what paint colors, fixtures, and decorative accents you pair with them.
I always say that the right kitchen cabinets can make the difference between a nice house and an extraordinary home. We recently completed this trendy contemporary kitchen remodel, and we are as thrilled with how it turned out as the client. The single request that they had, was that we incorporate modern kitchen cabinets. They had grown tired of their outdated traditional white cupboards and wanted something bold and edgy, different than anything that they had seen on the market. These gorgeous custom wall cabinets fit those requirements perfectly. We love how the units are very reminiscent of pieces of furniture rather than your typical kitchen cabinets.
One of the hardest things about kitchen cabinets makeovers is selecting the door style. This piece is the one that really determines the style and decor scheme of the space. The base of a cabinet is actually merely a simple wood box that has been painted or stained in your desired finish. Drawers, shelves, and other storage elements are then added based on your preferences. Finally, kitchen cabinet doors and knobs finish off the design. The type of door style you select is an important part of the design process. A simple and sleek flush door gives a very contemporary feel, whereas an intricately panelled variety tends to lean more traditional.
Kitchen storage cabinets are such an essential part of a design. Of course we want our home to be beautiful but, perhaps more importantly, we want it to be functional as well. There is no point in having gorgeous kitchen cabinets if they do not hold all of your items, or if they are laid out in such a way that prevents intuitive traffic flow throughout the space. You could add a sink or a myriad of appliances such as dishwasher, microwave or range top like this home. On the other hand, you can keep it simple allowing for a large countertop space and area for dining. The sky is truly the limit with these island designs. Even better, versatile cabinet units like this add a fantastic element of style to the space and continue to be one of the hottest trends in kitchen design for 2019. If you are looking for the most bang for your buck in terms of storage, I always suggest a large center island.
This beautiful contemporary room with white kitchen cabinets is a great example of popular home design trends for 2019. This year, monochromatic color palettes are everywhere. The simple yet classic feel that minimalistic decor brings is gaining in popularity because it is easy for anybody, from your average homeowner to a high end designer, to achieve. If you want to experiment with this trend but are afraid to fully commit to the monochrome look, you can start with just the kitchen wall cabinets. Keep the same shades on those units as well as backsplash and wall color, but mix it up on base cabinetry and countertops.