From sleek and modern to robust traditional designs, the top cabinet styles of 2018 are looking great.
But when the national average of a kitchen remodeling project is clocking in at over $20,000, you don’t want to settle halfway. You need the best.
The good news is, that the range of designs currently available is looking fabulous.
Here, we’ve picked out 7 of our favorite cabinet styles that we think many homeowners will choose to install this year.
1. Classic White Finishes Are Still in Vogue
White is the color of choice for many kitchens.
It’s a timeless option because it does so well in what’s often a busy and cluttered environment. It seems to make the room more spacious and gives other furniture colors room to breathe.
Set it off in style with creamy greys or slashes of dark color through the white.
You can go a little further by contrasting white cabinets with colored tiles — or vice versa — to make the colors ‘pop’. This can create a very daring but attractive look.
Alongside your cabinets, you can also experiment with some open shelving to finish off a chic bohemian ‘hipster’ look in your home.
2. Bleached Wood
If you’re into a neutral look but don’t want a plain white finish, bleached wood might be the one for you.
Some woods can be really dark. Although often beautiful, they can sometimes make a room feel a little claustrophobic if they’re like this. They’re sometimes not suitable for a modern, light and bright kitchen for this reason.
Bleached wood is one solution to consider. It retains the texture and character of a wood finish, but it’s brighter than other options.
It tends to look far better than imitation woods, which aren’t always the most attractive of cabinet styles.
3. Flat Panels
Minimalist flat panel cabinet styles are pretty futuristic. Their simple shapes create hard edges. They are best combined with curved worktops or furniture to add character.
They can be made of solid hardwood, which should last you for years and years. But that might not suit every kitchen – or every budget.
If you want to push that futuristic look, high-gloss laminate cabinets are the way to go. They’re a good way to introduce a different main color through your kitchen while retaining a high-class with no effort at all.
From a practical point of view, all flat panels are really easy to wipe down. Which is nice after a messy cooking session.
4. Glass Panels
Glass-panelled cabinet styles allow you to show off the best china to all your visitors.
They’re at home in a modern feel or traditional kitchen, depending on the exact style you choose. Cottage-style kitchens can benefit from glass latticed with wood, for example.
Whereas a modern kitchen might do better with one sheet of glass – giving the room the feeling of having even more space.
The only drawback is that you need to keep your cupboards spotless. If you have messy cupboards, everyone will see!
5. Chalkboard Cabinet Doors
For the forgetful type. Chalkboard cabinet doors fit neatly into a rustic kitchen, suiting anyone who enjoys a relaxed atmosphere while they cook.
They look great next to dark unfinished wood like walnut or ‘distressed’ flooring, such as oak.
Run out of a crucial ingredient? Jot down the ingredient directly onto your cabinet door so you don’t forget it on your next run to the shop.
If you’ve got kids, doodling on the doors will keep them occupied while you cook. Or play tic-tac-toe with them while dinner cooks.
These chalkboard doors turn the room into a cozy and social family living space. Just as a homely kitchen should be.
6. Practical Approaches for Small Kitchens
Pragmatism rules in a small apartment with limited kitchen space. What’s the use of tall drawers when your utensils only fill half the space?
As city homes become pushed for space, innovative storage solutions are becoming more popular.
Under-oven tray caddies, pull-out spice racks, and drawer dividers are all good ways to make the most of the space you have. In tall cupboards, you can even look at hanging hooks from the top to dangle your pans.
7. Shaker Cabinets
Shaker cabinets are nothing new, but they’ve never gone out of style.
You may not know they’re called this, but you’ll recognize them when you see them. Shaker cabinets use a 5-piece construction so that one panel is recessed in the center of the door.
They work well no matter what type of handle you choose, and as cabinet styles go they’re pretty timeless.
They work well in either a modern or traditional kitchen, depending on what materials you choose. They’re also available with different trim and detail, so be sure to check out a few variations before deciding which shaker is for you.
Remember Consistency in Your Kitchen
Whichever cabinet styles from this list you’re considering, remember that your kitchen should have a consistent feel throughout.
So if you’re considering rustic oak counter tops, glossy-finished cabinets might not be the ones for you. You’re better off with a set of natural hardwood doors.
Jarring contrasts like this will actually make your kitchen feel smaller than it is. Don’t make this mistake when refitting your cabinets.
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