It’s no secret that beautiful cabinetry in a kitchen can be a huge asset to a home’s appearance as well as value. So, for these beautifully crafted white shaker cabinets, the metallic handles of the cabinetry give the room a stately as well as inviting feel, while providing easy clean up from a multitude of hands that will be utilizing them. The cabinets offer this most utilized room in the home, offer a regal, yet inviting ambiance. The popular kitchen storage cabinets, come in a natural progression toward the eye-catching and practical storage areas are always great, and the kitchen is a one room that needs storage! The new design continues with the serenity and spaciousness this kitchen offers.
For my wife’s love of cooking and entertaining, a kitchen island was at the top of her list. We chose a design featuring spacious kitchen island cabinets, this is where we keep most of our 'social' kitchen ware. In addition and keeping with the theme of storage, we installed kitchen wall cabinets. They sit on either side of our stainless steel, wall-mounted range hood and stove emphasizing a modern but homey feeling. Previously our kitchen had felt dark and outdated, in lighting up the space. To compliment we chose white kitchen cabinets which compliment the other wood finishes and their warm neutral undertones. What was once a space full of clutter and angst has now become the focal point of our home.
So many clients come to me because they are puzzled over which style kitchen cabinet doors to select for a new build or remodel. This is understandable because the style that you choose really distinguishes if the space is traditional, contemporary, rustic country French, industrial etc. If you want to keep a fairly neutral style or keep your options open for future redecorating or potential resale, I also suggest going with shaker kitchen cabinets. Depending on the color palette and decorative accents you pair them with, this style can lean modern or traditional (or somewhere in between). Classic white kitchen cabinets with the clean lines of a shaker style door as shown in this house, are the perfect choice for anybody looking for that elegant yet contemporary look so popular in 2019.
A kitchen island is one of my favorite features to add to any remodel or new design because they add great style and a ton of useful perks like extra storage, more counter space, and additional seating. These pieces can take on a variety of different shapes and style, from a simple rectangular design that matches the rest of the cabinetry to a unique rolling option with barstools like this fun industrial style kitchen. I love mixing and matching color schemes and materials by contrasting the island finish with that of the kitchen base cabinets. As you can see in these photos, we used a contemporary style white unit with dark granite counter for the base cabinetry and then finished the island cart in a rustic aged barn wood with marble top.
Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to upgrade your design without spending a ton of money or time. A fresh coat of paint in a different color can completely transform the look of outdated cabinets and breathe new life into a tired design. Before we revamped these units they were a deep espresso color and made the space feel very dark and enclosed. In order to brighten the room and give it a fresh contemporary look, we opted to paint them in this beautiful cream color. Inspired by the white kitchen designs I have been seeing in Southern Living magazine, we decided on Benjamin Moore Simply White for both the wall units as well as the center island.
New kitchen cabinets are costly but can be so transformative to an entire living area, instantly updating the look and feel of a home. If you are going to invest the money into new cabinetry, it is important to take into account a few key items to ensure that the money and time that you spend is worth it. First and foremost, if you have any plans to sell your home in the future, be sure that the style and color scheme is neutral enough to appeal to a wide audience of potential buyers. I generally recommend white shaker kitchen cabinets because they can take on both contemporary and traditional decor schemes and, as such, will not alienate one particular category of buyers.