Ivonne Caillauda. Kitchen Cabinet. November 06th , 2017.
Although classic kitchen cabinets are something of a "blank slate," there are many style adornments you can add to them that will significantly increase their visual appeal and personality. You might also want to consider featuring contrasting colors when choosing floors and countertops. For example, dark hardwoods for floors and grays or blacks for countertops can add a great one-two punch of color contrast and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, simple, classic details like crown molding or glass-front doors can also add visual appeal and interest to your classic kitchen cabinet design, creating a traditional but still vibrant and appealing kitchen design.
Wood is more expensive than any of the composite cabinet materials available, and solid wood doors and drawer fronts are typical in high-quality cabinets. Examples of the more luxurious woods used in quality cabinets are cherry, mahogany, chestnut and cypress. These woods are durable, naturally beautiful, less common and therefore significantly more expensive to use. When considering the quality of your kitchen cabinets, the insides matter as well. The boxes of cabinets themselves are often made of particleboard or even medium-density fiberboard (MDF). These compressed-wood options are often used by cabinet builders to reduce the cost of the project. In high-end cabinetry, you might find solid-wood cabinet frames as well as doors; however this drives up the cost of your cabinets significantly. Regardless of the material used, the insides of high-quality cabinets should be smooth, not rough to the touch, with shelves at least three-quarters of an inch thick. Dovetail construction is recommended over glued joints to provide cabinets that hold up to heavy use. This mortise-and-tenon or dovetail joinery is seen in the highest-quality cabinets and will definitely drive up the cost of your remodeling project.
As you begin your kitchen remodel, one aspect that will become readily apparent is that quality kitchen cabinets are an essential element of your design. Not only do quality kitchen cabinets serve the important practical purpose of storage, but they take up the most amount of real estate in your kitchen. This means they‘ll play a big role in determining the overall look of your space.
Classic kitchen cabinets are the unpainted canvas of kitchen design. They are no-frills with minimal additional adornments, but they allow for other styles to combine effortlessly. They also let you express your design aesthetic and personality via an infinite number of accentuating accessories and additions.
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