Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Adding Style to Your Kitchen Cabinetsby Allison Millar
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
When remodeling your kitchen, you want to select the kitchen cabinets first. They are the most important component in the kitchen and can make or break your kitchen design. As you plan your kitchen remodeling, consider these ?must have? trends for your kitchen cabinets.
Rich Kitchen Cabinets Rule the DayHigh-end wood cabinets have been in vogue for many years, but today's kitchen cabinets have several twists:
Economical Ways to Spice Up Kitchen DesignYears ago, you had to pay top dollar to get fancy stains and glazes on kitchen cabinets. Today, most kitchen cabinet manufacturers offer these types of treatments in moderately priced cabinets. You can consider splurging on a special glaze on the island cabinets only. This will make the island area stand out. There's also adding a mocha glaze to the main kitchen cabinets and leaving the island cabinets with a standard finish. This can help highlight a commercial oven along the main kitchen cabinet area. Lastly, you can also use two glazes in contrasting tones. Try the light one on the main kitchen cabinets and the dark one on the island cabinets.
Look to Your Remodeling Contractor for TipsMost remodeling contractors who specialize in kitchens are familiar with current kitchen design trends. Ask about:
Kitchen Cabinet DetailsYour kitchen cabinet details also can make or break the kitchen design. Instead of lining up the same size cabinet boxes along the wall, try varying the kitchen cabinet heights and depths to add interest. You can also add tall or heavily detailed crown molding along the top and bottom of the kitchen cabinets. Finally, adding glass doors in key spots along the kitchen cabinet layout can bring a new element to your kitchen. This will highlight glassware, fancy dishes or knick knacks.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement web sites.