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Inspiring Kitchen Cabinetry Details to Add to your Home

Your kitchen cabinetry is one of the main aesthetic focal points of the room and rightfully so, the cabinets take up the most real estate and provide functionality too. While you may consider your kitchen cabinets to only have a utilitarian purpose, there are details to make them unique and customized to your creative interiors.

Kitchen details can transform your home

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 Whether you want a different door front, hardware, or you want to mix and match your upper and lower cabinets, take a look at these ways to transform your kitchen with simple cabinetry details.

Cabinetry doors set the stage for your kitchen:

Modern rustic kitchen cabinetry

Kitchen built by Mark Hickman

For many kitchens the modern and minimalistic appeal of shiny surfaced cabinets with simple straight lines, or a traditional kitchen with ornate and classical detailing is more your style, your kitchen gets its look from the cabinets. Deciding on which style best suits your kitchen can be a challenge. Choose door fronts that mimic the theme, or architectural style of your kitchen.

Dark wood coloring is perfect for traditional homes, while neutrals and colors can make more of an eclectic statement.

Look to kitchen designers who can show you samples of different fronts or visit your home improvement store for physical samples before you buy.

Kitchen cabinetry hardware can be simple or ornate

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Ultra modern white kitchen cabinets

by Jute Interior Design

Eco-friendly kitchen cabinet design

by West Architecture Studio

Add cabinetry hardware as an accessory:

Similarly to a person’s jewelry or accessories, cabinetry hardware can make the difference in your kitchen to give it a pulled together look. Hardware can come in a variety of materials from nickel, brass, copper or bronze metals to wrought iron and glass, you would be surprised what new materials and styles are coming out everyday.

If you prefer the uninterrupted view of handleless cabinets, look to cabinet manufacturer’s that offer pop open doors or integral hand indentations for your hand. These cabinets are beautiful in themselves and designed without hardware, but still carry a modern edge to their aesthetic.

Integral or mounted door hardware all look beautiful

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Ultra modern kitchen design with beautiful accessories

by Applegate Tran Interiors

Mix and match cabinetry styles and colors:

In past years, kitchen cabinets used to always match throughout the room. In recent years home owners and kitchen designers are discovering a new look of mixing and matching colors and styles.  While this may sound different, the look can still be cohesive and achieve a gorgeous kitchen. Choose coordinating colors for a kitchen island that could be separate from upper and base cabinets.

If you choose a bold color of cabinets – you may consider using them in one area of your kitchen and then reserving the other cabinets with a more neutral stain or paint finish.

Mix and match cabinet colors and styles

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Choose different cabinetry for your kitchen island and upper/base cabinetry

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Your kitchen cabinets have the ability to transform a relatively boring kitchen to one that has visual interest and user appeal. After all, what cook doesn’t enjoy preparing meals in a kitchen that makes you feel good? Use these helpful tips to give your cabinets a whole new life.

Ronique Gibson

Ronique Gibson is an Associate Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, who has been in the architectural and interior design industry for over 13 years. Her architectural background has lent to years of hands on experience with homeowners, construction, and helping people love their homes. Ronique’s passion for finding inspiring and easy[...]

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