Kitchen cupboards are probably the single item that can dramatically influence the overall style of the room. For this reason it is important to consider your choices carefully, so that they are reflective of the rest of the kitchen design ideas that you choose. In a room as "busy" as a kitchen (both as far as decor and function), you really want to minimize style clashes and clutter so that, visually, it is the cleanest look possible. This is especially true of small kitchen design because you have to cram so many elements into a limited floor plan. Selecting the right cabinetry is vital to this process because it will set the tone, both decoratively and functionally, for the kitchen.
Kitchen cupboards are the absolute centerpiece of your room, both from a style and functional perspective. These are definitely the single element out of any kitchen remodel ideas that you consider that will make or break the space as far as how easily you can move around and cook in it, as well as how cohesive it looks overall. For this reason it is extremely important to do your research and spend some time planning out the layout and overall style of cabinets you want. When in doubt, I always suggest simple white kitchen cabinets like I have in my home (pictured here) because they are so versatile and could be used as the base for just about any classic or trendy decor theme you could think of.
I had no idea how much of an effect that kitchen cupboards could have on basically all of your living areas until we ripped ours out and installed brand new ones. As you can see, we went with a more traditional style kitchen cabinet design with a lot of detailing and a creamy white finish. I wanted something that was elegant and would definitely stand the test of time without looking outdated very quickly. In order to modernize the cabinets we used sleek chrome handles and installed a ultra modern crystal pendent light over the island. I really could not be more thrilled with how our kitchen remodel turned out and I so enjoy showing it off to friends, family, and the whole internet on here haha.
When we first moved into this house, I thought that having kitchen cupboards essentially in the living room like this would look really weird. I know that an open concept spaces are very popular these days, especially in kitchen design. I just am not sure if I am cut out for that look because I do like individual closed off rooms rather than "zones." With that being said, I am slowly getting used to the space and, dare I say, even like it now, at least from a functionality standpoint. I love being able to cook a meal and still be present with my friends and family who are hanging out in the living room rather than be shut away behind kitchen doors.
I am so thrilled with our new kitchen cupboards that I absolutely could not wait to get on here and share some photos. Admittedly, this was a huge splurge for us. We always knew that we wanted to have a traditional kitchen, but our old units were a lot more on the modern side I would say. A lot of people suggested that we paint or reface them, but when we started examining our cabinets more, we realized that they really were not it good condition. That lead us to looking into brand new kitchen cabinet ideas 2020, which is definitely not something that I ever thought we would consider since that cost so much money.
Kitchen cupboards are certainly the focal point and really the defining feature of whatever style you choose to put in this space. Because the kitchen is often the heart of the home (and of the main living area's design), it is important to think long and hard about the look that you want to achieve and how to carry that throughout the rest of your living space. Some people think that you need to buy all new kitchen cabinets to do this but there are actually quite a few money saving techniques that can help you to achieve brand new looks but for a much lower price. One technique is refacing cabinets, meaning purchase new doors but keep the bases, another is simple painting or refinishing your existing units.