Are your kitchen cabinets in need of a refresh? Whether you’re seeking a modern or traditional look, updating your kitchen cabinets can take your space to a whole new level.
With so many kitchen cabinet designs and styles, choosing the right update can be overwhelming. Let’s explore popular cabinet styles you should consider for your kitchen remodel.
1. Shaker Cabinets
The Shaker cabinet style began in America’s colonial era and continues to be a favorite among today’s homeowners. These traditional cabinets work inside almost any home. They look good with modern minimalism, farmhouse chic and industrial styles.
Shaker cabinets are made for the person who values function and versatility. These cabinets trade decoration and flourish for clean, simple lines. Shaker cabinet doors are made with a recessed center panel that’s framed by four pieces.
Traditionally, Shaker style cabinets are made of maple or cherry woods and painted white. Shaker cabinet doors can be easily paired with flat-front or glass-front doors for a custom look.
Going for a modern kitchen? Try painting Shaker cabinets in an unexpected color of your choice. Mix it up by painting the upper cabinets one color and lower cabinets another.
2. Mission Cabinets
Mission cabinets are inspired by Spanish and American Southwest styles, as well as the Arts and Crafts Movement from the turn of the 20th century.
With little adornment, these cabinets feature straight lines and flat panels that emphasize the natural wood grain. Often, mission style cabinets are made of heavy oak and not painted or stained. This way the natural color of the wood and the pattern of the grain become the main focus.
Mission style cabinets are all about craftsmanship, from their rectangular lines to their exposed joinery. If you are one for details and classic woods, mission cabinets may be the style for your kitchen.
3. Farmhouse Cabinets
Call it country. Call it farmhouse. If you’re looking for a traditional style focused on comfort, farmhouse style cabinets are what you need.
Farmhouse cabinets are made to have character with materials and paint colors that add to their charm. They can be made of beadboard or shiplap; they may have raised panel doors; or they may champion visible knots and wood grains. Some country style cabinets include decorative trim or carvings.
Country kitchens are perfect for open shelving or glass-front doors, as well, so don’t be afraid to shake it up. Open kitchen cabinets can show off dishes and create a cozy, charming feel.
Traditional country cabinets are painted in whites, creams or pastels, including yellows, blues and greens.
4. Modern Kitchen Cabinets
Are molding and ornamentation not your thing? Modern kitchen cabinets are the least detailed style. They feature flat slab doors and may be naturally stained or painted.
Without any extras, modern style cabinets can make small spaces seem larger. If your kitchen is a tight squeeze, you can open up your space with flat cabinets.
Modern kitchen cabinets are all about simplicity, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with color. You can’t go wrong with classic black, white and gray paint or a light, natural wood look. You can also explore fun pops of color, like orange or dark blue.
Many modern cabinets are lacquered or finished with a high-gloss for an extra dose of mod.
Your Kitchen Cabinet Remodel
Maybe your dream is to have white kitchen cabinets. Or maybe you’ve always wanted open kitchen cabinets. Whatever the case, remodeling your cabinets can create a space so inviting and stylish that your kitchen will become your favorite room in the house.
Is your kitchen in need of a makeover?
Elite Renovations can design and remodel your kitchen. We can help with cabinets, tile, flooring, painting and more.
Reach out today for a free quote! We’d love to talk about your kitchen remodel.