Finishing Your Basement

Ideas For Kitchen Cabinets That Stand Out

Your cabinets take up a lot of real estate in your kitchen. What's more, as the National Kitchen and Bath Association points out, cabinetry and hardware are the biggest expense when it comes to a kitchen remodel. As such, you want the cabinets to be attractive and complementary to the rest of your décor. As you plan your kitchen's makeover, give special consideration to the look of your cabinets.

Chic Paint Job

One of the first updates you'll probably consider is painting your cabinets. A fresh coat of paint certainly goes a long way toward freshening up the kitchen. While cheery colors are common, consider instead a chic foundation such as gray or taupe. Both colors provide a neutral base. You can add bright colors elsewhere in the kitchen, such as in the backsplash. Alternatively, consider keeping the look monochromatic for an elegant effect.

Specialty Glass Doors

Opening up the cabinets adds visual space to your kitchen. Replacing some doors with glass panes is common. To make your cabinets stand out more, consider using decorative glass instead. One option is having ribbed glass, which creates a subtle pattern that's attractive in a modern or mid-century kitchen. Leaded glass offers old-fashioned appeal to the farmhouse kitchen. You can even kick it up a notch with stained glass. On the other end of the spectrum, do away with the frame and front your cabinets with sleek glass panels for a modern take on the look.

Custom Trim

If you want to keep the interiors of your cabinets closed off, another way to make the cabinetry more decorative is by adding custom trim. Add molding to the top of the cabinets to create interesting shadows where they meet the ceiling. Doors with wooden trim offer a similar visual effect. Additionally, consider including other furniture detailing to give your cabinetry a traditional look that complements historical or farmhouse architecture.

Mixed Wood Finishes

One of the current trends in kitchen design is designating work stations. You can utilize your new cabinetry to draw attention to the work zones in your kitchen. For instance, if you don't have a separate pantry, have the food storage cabinets finished in one shade. Choose a deeper shade for the other cabinets. If you're including an island in the design, have that wood finish be the brightest. It's also possible to leave one finish as natural wood while selecting a paint for the other cabinets.

Choose cabinets for your kitchen remodel that make a distinctive impression on the overall décor.  For more ideas, contact a company like Superior Cabinet Supply.