We cook in it, we eat in it, and we hang out in it. There’s no question that kitchens are the most lived in rooms in our home.
In fact, up to 60% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a big spacious kitchen to gather in.
When it comes to our kitchens, we want them done right. We want them to be a room we love, but we also want to make a statement. One of the first things people will notice is the kitchen cabinets. But, with so many choices out there, how do you know where to start?
These five attractive kitchen cabinet styles are stealing the show in 2018. Read on to find out what they are and why they’re so alluring.
Shake it up with Shaker
Shaker-style cabinet doors are the most popular style done in today’s kitchens. These doors consist of five flat panels: one in the middle, then four panels around the edges, almost like a frame.
The Shaker cabinets get their name from the Shaker furniture that dates back to the 1770s. This design gets its inspiration from simple and strong designs.
Don’t let the age of the trend fool you though. Just because it’s been around a while doesn’t mean it’s not in style.
Design tip: combine it with stainless steel appliances and you have yourself that modern farmhouse feel everyone is after these days.
Love the Louvered
You know the look, but you aren’t used to seeing it in a kitchen. Louvered cabinets have horizontal wood slats that are typically used on windows.
Still can’t imagine them? Think of your grandma’s old record player. Chances are it was set inside a louvered piece of furniture.
When used on kitchen cabinets they make a big statement. As a bonus, they allow for some venting so your cabinets won’t get so stuffy.
Design tip: With such a busy door style, opt for a very simple handle or pull.
Flat is Anything But
Flat kitchen cabinets are typically used in modern-styled homes and kitchens where strong clean lines are the most important element.
Flat cabinets are one of the most affordable styles. The lack of expensive details keep the costs down, especially when made out of laminate or MDF. You don’t have to sacrifice style to save a few bucks.
Design tip: Try pairing your flat cabinet doors with some marble countertops. The grain in the marble will add depth to your clean-cut kitchen.
Low Stress Distressed
Have a busy, messy home? Go with distressed kitchen cabinets.
Distressed styled cabinets add an antiqued look to your kitchen. Once you have decided your door style, opt to have the corners rubbed off, add some realistic scratches and dings, and finish it off with a nice glaze.
I know, it sounds crazy to have your new cabinets banged up a little, but you might as well do it before the kids do.
Design tip: Distressed cabinets give a more lived-in traditional look. Pair it with cream colored cabinets to make the space feel even warmer.
On Board With Beadboard
Think of a cute cottage on the beach. What goes hand-in-hand with a cottage kitchen? Beadboard.
Beadboard is when the center of the door panel looks like traditional beadboard paneling.
This all-white decorative look can give your kitchen a warm feel. It’s important to remember that all the little crevasses can be hard to keep clean though.
Design tip: Beadboard cabinets look great with oil rubbed bronze hardware.
Kitchen Cabinet Styles Your Way
No matter what kitchen cabinet styles you choose, make sure you love it. At the end of the day, you are the one who spends the most time in your kitchen.
Remember, we are here to help you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to give us a call — we want everyone to have a kitchen where they can share warmth, food, and good memories.