The kitchen is the heart of the home, so if you’re planning a renovation you’ll want to make sure you do it right. One of the most important parts of the kitchen – both aesthetically and practically – is cabinetry. With so many styles, colours, and finishes on the market, it can be challenging to decide what design is right for you. Check out the trendiest styles of 2019 to gain inspiration and insight for your project.
One of the most unique styles on the market right now is open cabinetry. These shelves are perfect for anyone looking to add decorative flair to their kitchen. Instead of storing tupperware, use these cabinets are best suited for displaying knick-knacks and colourful dishware. If you’re feeling minimalistic, connect with an expert who can retrofit open-concept cabinets for your kitchen.
The term open-frame cabinets describes cabinets with a traditional frame but panels made of glass or another material. This is usually the style of choice for traditional or transitional style kitchens. With these cabinets, you can create a beautiful display within, while still feeling secure that your kitchenware will stay in place.
Although these cabinets aren’t particularly new or trendy, a growing number of homeowners are finding unconventional materials to act as panels, such as aluminum or other metals. If this unconventional style is inspiring you, get your project started with the help of a pro.
Slab cabientry refers to cabinets with very subtle or no hardware. The style is typically found in contemporary kitchens. While these cabinets have been around for years, more and more homeowners have started drifting from traditional acrylic models and are instead having them made out of natural materials, usually oak. This mid-century inspired design gives a kitchen a modern look while maintaining a natural earthy character.
Mixing & Matching
We’re all familiar with the two tone cabinet trend. Painting the bottom cabinets gives kitchens a pop of colour while white upper cabinets make the space look bigger and ceilings look higher. These days, designers are taking it to another level by mixing finishes and materials as well.
When selecting your kitchen cabinets, you’ll have to choose between a number of finishes: natural, glossy, chalk and matte. Designers and DIY-ers are taking this as an opportunity to have some fun in a subtle and unique way. If you’re looking for a more obvious way to mix things up, consider experimenting with some mixed door styles. Shaker, slab, raised panel – there’s tons of options on the market. When properly executed with the help of a pro, these varying styles can come together and create a phenomenal result.
In response to the open shelving trend, manufacturers have started coming up with creative ways to make up for the storage space being lost above counter level. Until recently, it was uncommon to have cabinets under the kitchen island. Now, homeowners are taking advantage of this space by installing extra-deep cabinets in this space. There’s also been a few more creative solutions, such as deepening drawers and and adding covered nooks and crannies for large countertop appliances, known as appliance garages. To create a custom storage solution for your kitchen, connect with a cabinetry expert today.
More and more homeowners are requesting what designers are calling “rustic-industrial style” cabinetry. People are embracing an unfinished look in their kitchens by leaving wood cabinets unstained and unfinished. Whether homeowners are looking for ways to be more eco-friendly in their homes or they’re embracing rustic-chic, this style is a fantastic way to modernize traditional wood cabinets. If you’re interested in refinishing (or unfinishing) your cabinets, connect with a pro today.
Updating your cabinets is one of the least-involved ways to give your kitchen an entirely new look. Now that you know the trends, you’re ready to start making decisions. Connect with a millwork and cabinet expert to discuss your vision and get started on your dream kitchen.