Did you know that cabinets can take up over 50 percent of an average kitchen’s wall space? And yet, they go ignored so often. When someone walks into your kitchen the first thing they will likely see are your cabinets, so they not only play a large role in how you are able to store items, but also the entire look and feel of your kitchen. Here are a few ways you can transform your cabinets from a visual liability into an elegant kitchen contributor.
We are seeing more glass and natural lighting being incorporated into kitchen design. Bright rooms make for a comforting space. Expanding windows is one way to increase natural lighting and be better connect with the outdoors. In newer homes this is done through incorporating large windows, particularly over the sink area. As for older homes in the process of being remodeled, many homeowners are choosing to enlarge existing windows when they can. This leads to the elimination of cabinetry in that area. But designers are adapting to this with our next two trends.
Group cabinets together
To help create more storage, many designers and homeowners are choosing to group tall cabinetry together in one area of the room. The appeal to this design choice is the elimination of visual clutter in the room. This also ties into our next trend involving the height of your cabinets.
Have taller cabinets
Grouping cabinets together also creates the opportunity to expand up. To utilize as much space as possible, many homeowners are choosing to go taller with their cabinets. This is for two important reasons: storage and display. Taller cabinets allow you to maximize storage, often housing items used less frequently. This includes kitchen appliances or decorations. Glass doors used in taller spaces make a great display area for decorative items in your kitchen. Along with building up in your kitchen, you will also want to think about how you’re utilizing the lower spaces in your kitchen, particularly base cabinets. Which brings us to our next trend.
Add base drawers
Ergonomics is a practical consideration when remodeling your kitchen. As many homeowners only remodel their kitchen once in their lifetime, it’s important to think about growing with your kitchen. This brings us to using drawers in base cabinets instead of drawers with roll out trays. Ergonomically, it will have a greater positive impact for you to open one drawer as opposed to two.
Use as furniture
Finally, we come to the look of our cabinetry. There is an uptick in a built-in look to make cabinetry look more like furniture. This can be done in several ways, one being the inclusion of “legs” at the bottom of pieces. You can also incorporate this idea by making cabinets look similar to hutches and armoires.
Reach out to the Kansas Granite Mart team at https://kansasgranitemart.com/ or visit one of our locations for more ideas and options for your cabinets.