Cabinet Ideas for a Newly Built Home

When building a new home, you want your kitchen to be warm and welcoming. Custom cabinets can help with this. Kitchen cabinets aren’t just places to put dishes in anymore either. The uses for cabinets now has expanded to entertainment centers, pantries, home offices, bars and even laundry rooms. The new look is much cleaner and simpler, not a minimalist look, but more along the lines of contemporary style. So, gone are the moldings, accents and corbels. It gives the cabinets a frameless look that is called “soft modern.” Plus, the rustic look is also in fashion now. This uses rough-sawn veneers which look as if they’ve been pulled off barns or out of old fashioned lumber yards for an appealing rustic style.

In addition, the new neutral color is gray. Maple is still being used for cabinets, but there is a lean towards the more rustic tree species which are richer and darker such as birch. However, you do have to be careful using gray with white which can make a room appear cold. Here, gray works best when used with floors in warm tones and gold accents.

Another point is that everything no longer has to match. This is a dated concept and now two different colored finishes are being used as well as mixes of stained and painted finishes when installing cabinets in homes. Inserts are being used as well. Painted panels, glass textured and laminated panels are also being used as well as opaque or clear glass. Make sure to use the right tools for the job. Perhaps check out for the different tools for different projects. Also, accent cabinet doors can have stainless steel frames or aluminum banding, reed covered inserts and fabric that’s embedded in resin to give a unique look.

Cabinet doors also can lift, bi-fold, retract into a side pocket or go full scale as a full-height tambour; which resembles a garage door.  Plus, there are interior cabinet drawers choices as well, from apothecary and spice drawers, to silverware and pan dividers.

There are many different options to choose from when designing cabinets for your home. Just be sure to pick a style that fits your home and is also functional.

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