Kitchen Cabinet Design

Get inspirational ideas for kitchen cabinet designs as you prepare to create the kitchen of your dreams.
Transitional Black and White Kitchen With Unique Lighting

Transitional Black and White Kitchen With Unique Lighting

Still the reigning design style, the timeless look of traditional kitchens speaks to most of us. Cabinets can be painted or stained, and glass-front doors are a popular option, as are multipurpose islands.

By: Amy McEvoy

Kitchen cabinets are an integral part of any kitchen remodel. Kitchen cabinet design includes everything from the layout of your cabinets to the materials and finishes you use to complete your look.

If you are looking to renovate your kitchen, you may want to explore kitchen cabinet design ideas before you start your project.

There are many things to take into consideration when planning your cabinets. First consider placement of the cabinets. Open floor plans have become a common trend, and the placement of your cabinets will reflect whether you decide to follow this trend or stick with a more traditional layout. Cabinets may be used both above and below the kitchen counter to create a divide between your kitchen and living or dining room in a more traditional way. Cabinets may also be placed in an island in the middle of your kitchen allowing for the more open floor plan of a modern kitchen.

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Consider the materials you'll use in your cabinet design. Wood cabinets are a popular choice, though there are some alternative finishes like stainless steel, laminate, and solid surface that you might like as well. More exotic woods and higher-end materials like stainless steel or glass may increase the cost of your kitchen cabinet design.

Next, consider cabinet doors. Door style is an important component of kitchen cabinet design as it commonly defines the style of a kitchen. Modern cabinets have a more streamlined design featuring straight, clean lines without extra ornamentation. Traditional cabinets often include raised panel doors, or they might feature details like wainscoting or curved posts. Cabinets resembling furniture found in the rest of the home are also found in more traditional kitchen design.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

   

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel

   

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen

    

From: Debe Robinson

Photo By: DANNY MITCHELL ©Danny Mitchell Photography

White Traditional Kitchen

Tuscan Style Kitchen

    

Photo By: Photographer: Harvey Smith © Photography by Harvey Smith

Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite

   

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Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Kitchen with Pendant Lighting

Red Kitchen Cabinets

     

From: Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Edward Addeo ©Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo

White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Contemporary style kitchen

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

       

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design

     

Photo By: Picasa

Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

     

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Modern Kitchen with Red Pendants

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

     

From: Jennifer Gilmer and Lauren Levant

Photo By: Photography by Bob Narod for Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets

        

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Large Kitchen with Island

        

From: Celebrity Communities

Photo By: Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography © Denver Parade of Homes

Kitchen with Island Seating

      

Photo By: Photo Credit: HDR Homes ©Denver Parade of Homes

Brown Contemporary Kitchen

      

From: Nomita Joshi Gupta

Rustic Kitchen Island

           

White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

            

White transitional kitchen

           

Contemporary Kitchen

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen

        

Urban Oasis Kitchen

        

Neutral Kitchen

White Kitchen

        

Photo By: Gina Samarotto

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets

       

White Kitchen with Dining Table

         

White Kitchen with Wood Island

        

White Cottage Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen Cabinetry

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

         

From: Dave Stimmel

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Cottage Kitchen with Black Cabinets

White Glass Front cabinets

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

         

Blue Kitchen with Glass Countertops

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

        

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Black Cabinetry

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

           

From: Cheri Wentworth

Contemporary Kitchen

        

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

Black Cabinets in Galley Kitchen

Hardware can give you an opportunity to express your personal design style. It is an inexpensive and easy way to change the look of your cabinets. Faux finishes and brilliant paint colors can also be inexpensive ways to make a high impact on your cabinet design. Hardware, paint and glazes can all be purchased at numerous budget retailers and can be used with relative ease by you to make changes at minimal cost.

Whatever details you decide to go with when choosing your kitchen cabinet design, know that it will make a big impact in your home. Take some time to check out all the different combinations. The sooner you map out a plan for your new kitchen, the sooner you can get in there and start cooking... or eating.

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