December 3, 2014 12:03 am
Aside from aesthetics, homeowners must consider the kitchen’s compatibility with the design of the rest of the home, and factors such as durability and functionality. Often viewed as features that anchor the space, kitchen cabinets are a good place to start when determining your kitchen’s overall style:
Traditional – Traditional rooms are distinguished by their details. Classic kitchen cabinets contain embellishments such as corbels, moldings and raised panels. One advantage to a traditionally-styled kitchen is the freedom to mix design elements.
Contemporary – Contemporary spaces are characterized by distinctive hard, sleek, horizontal lines. A full overlay slab door cabinet is typically the norm for these types of kitchens. There may be horizontal wood grains to match up with the linear quality of the room, but visually, the wood grain comes off as textured.
Transitional – Transitional design pulls together the warmth of traditional with the crispness of contemporary. Stained, shaker-style cabinets are popular because they combine the best of both worlds, suiting a range of homes.
Casual – Comfort is the name of the game for casually-styled kitchens. Coastal (driftwood or white washed cabinets) or country (natural or stained cabinets) designs make for a beautiful, laid-back look.
Whether your preferences fit perfectly into one category or a combination of several, the goal of creating your special kitchen space is to listen to what style speaks to you.
Source: Wellborn Cabinets, Inc.
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