By Zoey Patel. Cabinet Styles. At Sunday, December 30th 2018, 01:33:13 AM.
The epitome of modern design is clean lines. What better way to achieve a clean, open floor plan than by doing away with kitchen cabinets and installing floating shelves, instead? Floating shelves add straight lines that pair well with any modern or contemporary decor. Most homeowners opt for this style for the upper cabinets and then have closed cabinetry doors for the bottom half of their kitchen. This allows for storage of all those unsightly appliances and utensils.
Using open shelving instead of upper cabinets can be a great way to add a dual-tone look to your kitchen. This also makes it easy to change up the color, as you can simply repaint the wall behind the shelves instead of the cabinets. It’s also a great way to showcase your favorite tableware.
Lacquered kitchen cabinets are like a newly painted car parked in your kitchen— bright, shiny and rich in color. Lacquer cabinets are manufactured by a process of applying numerous coats of lacquer, followed by polishing and waxing. If done properly, lacquer finishes can be durable and scratch-resistant. However, most people would say that this type of finish is not the perfect choice for busy families with children because lacquer has been known to chip.
Shaker cabinets are a minimalist style that are modern and sleek, and a highly sought after look in 2017 going into the next year. They come in all finishes but most tend to appreciate black, white, or dark stains in a shaker.