When you think of your home, what is the first room that comes to mind? For some, it’s a meticulously decorated bedroom, or a living room frequented by you and your loved ones. Many may think of their kitchen and the memories of cooking and sharing in meal time with others. Kitchens are an integral part of any home, and how you decorate can reflect the essence of both your house and your own personality.
As no kitchen is complete without storage, cabinets are a vital part of your kitchen and greatly impact the design of the room. When choosing the style and design of your kitchen cabinets, you have a variety of options to consider.
Unsure where to start with your kitchen cabinet design? Read on and see what you can do to set your kitchen apart.
How to decide on your remodel
As mentioned before, cabinets can set the mood for your kitchen. If the style of your kitchen cabinets doesn’t match the rest of the room, it can feel strange to those visiting. Before changing your cabinets, consider what sort of statement you want to make. For instance, are you interested in a rustic approach, or do you prefer something sleek and modern? Do you enjoy having muted colors, or are you wanting something bright and bold? No matter what you choose, make sure that it works with the other components in your kitchen.
Be careful when it comes to trends. While it can be nice to have the latest designs, you don’t want a kitchen that looks outdated five years after the remodel. If you’re replacing all of your cabinets, the cost can add up quickly, so redoing them with every new trend may not be the most financially reasonable choice. This isn’t to say that all trends are bad – rather, incorporating some trends in coordination with more timeless elements can be a great way to bring life into the room.
You’ll want to consider your unique needs before choosing a style. Depending on how often you entertain and cook, you will have different needs.
Ask yourself these questions before you start a cabinet remodel:
- How much cabinet space do you need?
- How can you match the style of the kitchen?
- How much are you willing to spend?
- How long will you want these cabinets to be in your home?
What are some options?
Cabinets come in endless designs, finishes, styles and more. While we have listed some of your options here, keep in mind that there is an infinite number of ways to remodel your kitchen cabinets.
Adding some color to your cabinetry can be a great way to bring a fresh atmosphere into the room without making a big change. Not sure if you’re ready to invest in all new cabinets to replace an old color? Consider painting or cabinet refacing! Not only does this save you the money from buying new cabinets, painting and refacing is something that is reversible should you change your mind.
When deciding on a color, think about what you want your focal point to be in the room. Do you want your cabinets to be the star of the show? Try a bold navy blue or a deep red. If you have other pieces you’d prefer to highlight, stick with neutral tones like taupe, white and black.
Wood and other textured materials are a common finish for kitchen cabinets. These textures can blend in naturally in the room, especially if you use wood in other places around the kitchen. You aren’t limited to the traditional brown wood either – most of these finishes come in several different colors.
If you’re craving a creative spin for your shelving, consider an open shelving unit. Whether your desire is urban or rustic, there are still ways to highlight your design goals using this kind of shelving. For a more urban look, you can use metal elements like pipes, or you can use an older looking wood for a more farmhouse appearance.
While it may seem impractical, open shelving can be a great choice for someone who cooks frequently. The amount of space means you’ll be limited to the essentials in your shelving, which helps to cut down on kitchen clutter. All of your cookware will be right at your fingertips too, making meal prepping a breeze.
For a unique design you won’t find anywhere else, use reclaimed materials in your cabinetry. Reclaimed materials are more customizable, allowing you to pick and choose which elements you want to prioritize. If you want to have an open cabinet view without full open shelving, you could use a reclaimed window for your cabinet doors. When it comes to using reclaimed materials, your options are limitless.
If you’re looking for a quality kitchen cabinet remodel, contact us at Amos Building Company.
We can help you craft a kitchen that matches your design dreams.