While they are used for storage mainly, the cabinets also make up a large portion of your kitchen's look. Because of this, you want them to be both functional and appealing. Therefore, updating your cabinets is an affordable way to improve the overall look and value of your entire kitchen, but you may not know where to start. Here are a few trendy options to consider when adding style and value to your kitchen cabinets.
1. Two Tones
Many people are choosing to either replacing their cabinets or repainting their existing ones. Both options are great to do, but repainting the existing cabinets can be much more affordable as long as they are in good condition. If you are overwhelmed by your stain or paint color choices, consider the two-tone trend for your cabinets. Basically, this trend consists of using more than one color on your cabinets.
There are actually a few ways to create the two-tone look. For example, you can paint the upper level of cabinets in one color and use an entirely different color on the lower level. Or, you can leave one of your levels in its existing color, painting the other level in a new paint color.
Another way to achieve the two-tone look is by choosing a section of cabinets to become the accent piece in your kitchen. If you have a kitchen island, for instance, consider painting it in a sage green, which works well with cream cabinets or a bright red, which pops out against walnut wood stains or black-painted cabinets.
If you prefer a more rustic look for your kitchen, consider distressing your cabinets. Distressing involves sanding and glazing to give the finish of your cabinets a rustic, antiqued look that works well in traditional or farmhouse style kitchens. If you have black cabinets, distressing the surface will add a great deal of texture and dimension while giving the kitchen a more casual feel. If you prefer a more classic look that brings elegance to your kitchen, distress and glaze bisque-colored cabinets.
Another option you may want to consider when updating your kitchen cabinets is installing a few sections of glass-front doors. Glass-front doors allow you to store your kitchen essentials away while providing you a space to display some of your nicer pieces. If you have collectible pottery or vintage China, glass-front cabinets are a great option for your kitchen.
Updating your cabinets can be overwhelming, but opting for one or more of these trends will ensure your kitchen is functional, appealing, and valuable. To get new custom cabinets, contact services such as Olson Cabinets & Woodworking Inc.