The Many Faces Of Kitchen Cabinet Design

 
 
The kitchen is the centerpiece of the home. It’s a gathering place for meals, homework and comfortable chats. It’s where guests gravitate to during parties. Over the years, the kitchen sees a lot. When looking at kitchen decor, and especially kitchen cabinet design, you want to choose something that makes a statement about who you and your family are and is aesthetically pleasing at the same time.  
 
Although cabinets can be made from many materials, they usually are made from wood. Typically, the stain on cabinets reflects the wood grain. Depending on the wood, the right stain might be a rich dark brown or a light bleached color. Just about all of the woods that cabinets can be made out of can be stained light or dark, but each will take the stain color a little differently. One particular stain will look quite different when applied to oak as it will when applied to maple.  
 
Today, colorful kitchen cabinet design is just as popular as wood stain cabinets. Many people like to match the kitchen cabinet colors to their kitchen theme. There are cabinets of deep blue or apple red to match everything else in the kitchen. Colorful cabinets can be new, or you can use color to update your worn out old cabinets. Paint can work to hide the flaws and update these older cabinets.  
 
The knobs and pulls on the cabinets also make a big difference. They make a big impact functionally as well as asthetically. There are several options. There are handles and pulls which will require two screws into the wood per cabinet. Large cabinets might look best with long pulls and handles If your cabinets and drawers are shorter, there are pulls to use with them also. The handles or pulls are typically mounted on the opening edge of the cabinet door and the middle of the cabinet drawer. Knobs are another choice. Knobs just have 1 screw instead of using 2. On some cabinets, pulls look better, but on others knobs might be a better choice.  
 
Cabinet hardware comes in all different styles and colors. When you think of cabinet hardware, you might think of black, pewter or bright gold colored knobs. For todays kitchens there are newer options. With todays modern kitchens, stainless steel is a popular choice. If you have a particular theme in your kitchen like fruits or roosters, then you can buy knobs to match.  
 
Kitchen are one of the most important rooms to decorate. You want to be sure it is a comfortable and stylish room. Your kitchen cabinet design will help give your kitchen a unique appeal. 
 

Sonya Weiss

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