When it comes to kitchen cabinets, most of us crave custom design. Whether it’s posh crown moldings or ingenious storage solutions, custom design is all about the details. Add a personal touch to your kitchen cabinets with these 12 ideas that bring designer style to the heart of your home.
Crown molding.Few things leave designer touch like crown molding does. It can bridge the gap between your wall cabinets and the ceiling, allowing for a seamless transition. In traditional kitchens, it can cap off the design with one final touch of detail.
Matching ends.Instead of a flush skin, go with matching panels for your cabinet ends. Like decorative legs, they have a furniture-style look. This type of detail especially thrives in traditional or contempory spaces.
A matching end comes integrated into the cabinet or as a separate piece. You can install your own; just make sure there’s enough room first. Some panels are up to ¾ inch thick, depending on the manufacturer.
A splash of color.Neutrals remain the go-to hues to use for kitchen cabinets, so a stroke of yellow, green or blue is a daring design choice. It can be a risk that pays off. The effect is a bright and bold design with just the right amount of spice.
Glass door fronts.Whether transparent, frosted or seeded, a glass door front sets the stage for a glimpse of fine dishware and collectibles, especially when there are lighted. This type of display can make your kitchen design open and inviting, which lets you and your guests feel right at home.
Bead board.As timeless as black and white, bead board is perfect for rustic, farmhouse or beach-style kitchen designs. It also adds a smidgen of detail without compromising the simplicity of your design.
Wainscoat panels.Not to be confused with matching ends, wainscoat panels adorn the backs of cabinets. They can dress up the backside of your island and make it look like an authentic furniture piece with the help of decorative legs and matching ends.