Kitchen Remodeling: A Breakdown of Cabinet Styles
Before embarking on a kitchen remodeling project, it’s important to have a clear vision in mind. This vision should take into account the budget of the project, its expected return on investment, and of course, the finished design. There are advantages and drawbacks to every kitchen style. Here are a few of the most popular kitchen cabinet types and why people love them.
In a historic home, cabinets dating from the home’s origins add a special connection to the past. Even in newer homes, people can choose cabinets milled in historical styles for a cozy, traditional aesthetic. Historical cabinet designs include elaborate cutouts or molding, beadboard, and leaded-glass paned doors. The added detail of these cabinets offers great wow factor but can sometimes come at a higher price than more simplified designs.
Clean and Simple Designs
The clean lines of Shaker cabinets and airy, space-magnifying look of glass-front cabinets provide homeowners with a neutral foundation for a kitchen design. Homeowners can incorporate gleaming chrome handles, dark granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and clean white walls to give these cabinets a modern look.
Conversely, burnished brass handles, vintage-inspired appliances, wood block countertops, and brightly colored walls establish a rustic, farmhouse feel. The versatility of these cabinets is particularly favored by those who eventually want to sell their homes because they allow potential buyers to envision making the kitchen their own.
Modern and Custom Designs
Modern doesn’t have to be cold and unwelcoming. Sleek, flat cabinet doors can accommodate many different handle styles while adding a clean look to the kitchen. Fixed Louvered cabinet doors in dark finishes add a sophisticated touch. Contemporary cabinetry looks can be achieved with a variety of different materials, like polymer plastics, sheet metals, and composite boards. Using these materials can keep kitchen design costs down without sacrificing style.
Homeowners who are unable to find a cabinet design that they love may choose to work with a contractor to create custom cabinets. While this tends to be a bigger investment, it leaves the finished kitchen with a truly one-of-a-kind appearance.
Kitchen remodeling adds appeal, both for the people who live in the house now and for people who will someday want to buy it. Homeowners can visit the MLM Incorporated virtual design gallery to browse kitchen design ideas and cabinet options.