While most designers will agree that trends come and go, when it comes to the kitchen it’s important to pick finishes that will have a lasting appeal – particularly if you are planning on ever reselling. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with your choices. There were a few dominant cabinet trends in 2015 that were so well received, according to industry experts, it looks like they will be sticking around for awhile. Any one of these cabinetry ideas would be a safe choice to carry you well into the future..
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Shaker Style Cabinets
Shaker cabinets have been in style for years because of their simple yet elegant recessed panels. But they are exceptionally easy to modernize by adding a few simple touches, and for this reason they remain extremely popular. With a few basic changes or additions, Shaker cabinets can work for traditional, farmhouse, or even modern kitchens.
Shaker’s clean lines highlight quality wood easily, so a simple stained or raw maple, cherry, or alder, with some chrome linear cabinet pulls would create a warm, clean, modern look. A white, grey, or blue shaker cabinet with chrome cup pulls will give you the traditional craftsmen look that is so popular right now.
White, Grey, and Black Cabinets
Speaking of white and grey, more people are mixing up their neutrals. While white cabinets are always traditionally beautiful and had a huge resurgence in 2015, homeowners have started incorporating greys and even black into their kitchens. All three colors work well together for the two-toned cabinet trend that we will continue to see a lot more of, and it’s very easy to mix and match this look with countertops, backsplash, and flooring.
Functional Design (Storage)
Homeowners are really paying attention to storage and organization. They want to utilize every possible inch of cabinet space so that no storage opportunity is wasted, and cabinet deisgners are listening. There are a multitude of different storage solutions now being offered. Install pull-out shelving for easy access to pots and pans, lazy susans for your corner cabinetry or pantry, a toe-kick drawer under your base cabinets, or even convert your bottom cabinets to deep, full extension drawers.
One of the biggest take-aways going into the new year is that with so many cabinetry options out there, you shouldn’t be afraid to personalize your kitchen to your unique style. Have fun with your cabinets; add a few glass inserts, choose different colored cabinets for your island, install some distinctive knobs and pulls. Your kitchen is probably the most used and important room in your house, and as such, should reflect your personal style.