Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Hot New Trends in Kitchen Cabinet Remodelingby Gabriel Traverso
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Interested in putting a new face on your kitchen but looking for ideas? Here are some of the latest trends to hit the kitchen.
Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling IdeasDue to growing consumer demand kitchen cabinet manufacturers are offering more styles than ever for today's homeowners. If you're looking to brighten up your home you might consider how a splash of color could breathe life into your faded older kitchen. Says Dave Cerami of Philadelphia remodeling company Home Tech Renovations, "I’ve seen a trend away from whites and heavy distressing to more painted finishes." Subdued earth tones are becoming quite popular, as well as vibrant shades of yellow or red.
High End DesignsAnother popular trend for a lavish look in your kitchen are exotic woods. Some of the trendier woods are white oak, red birch, or burlwood and are rapidly replacing the standard oaks and cherry woods in more expensive kitchen cabinet remodeling projects. Combining styles is also becoming more popular and might be an effective way to spice your home. An example would be using woods with a heavy horizontal grain in combination with opaque painted surfaces on opposing surfaces for a soft-meets-hard look.
New Cabinets or Cabinet Refacing?As you begin planning your kitchen remodeling project consider whether cabinet refacing might be an effective way to stretch your budget. You can usually find just as wide a variety of styles and colors, and kitchen cabinet refacing could save you plenty over new cabinets. If your cabinets are in good shape, refacing should be an option. However, if you have an older home new cabinets might be the only solution. Sometimes you can make quite a dramatic change simply with new cabinet doors, drawers and hardware. Open cabinet styles are also another route to consider, as well as glass cabinet doors. Check with a local contractor and you should find plenty of styles and options to fit your stylistic sensibilities as well as your budget.
About the Author
Gabriel Traverso is a freelance writer, professional musician, and an artist. He resides with his family in Reno, NV.