Cabinets are a key design element in today's open kitchen floor plan, which is why you want to carefully choose all the components you'll need to create a functional, yet gorgeous kitchen. One of the key ingredients in designing a great kitchen is the cabinetry. Your cabinets not only influence the look and feel of your kitchen space, but they are the sole support of your countertops, backsplashes, cooking gadgets and edibles.
No matter what style you choose, you should never sacrifice function. Even if you don't enjoy cooking, your prep and food storage areas have to work.
You can get some great ideas from visiting kitchen design centers, pouring through magazines clipping out trendy advertisements, downloading cabinet brochures and utilizing FREE online design tools from a bounty of websites. Once you've decided on your kitchen design it's time to pick the biggest component to your kitchen — the cabinetry.
If you're looking to create a luxurious kitchen, then you'll want to consider the Wellborn® Estate Custom Collection®. The Estate Collection offers distinguishing homeowners a unique range of high-end cabinetry featuring all wood construction with finished interiors and premier hardware. The collection includes a wide range of traditional and full overlay door styles in cherry, maple, hickory and oak. The palette of finishing colors includes stains, glazes and a painted collection with options for vintage and cottage effects so you can design the kitchen of your dreams.
Crown Point Cabinetry® designs and builds custom cabinets for period style kitchens like Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American, Victorian and Transitional. All cabinets are handcrafted and sold directly to homeowners, architects and builders. You can learn more about Crown Point® by ordering their Dream Kit ($15.00), which features a 36-page color brochure, a DVD guiding you through the entire cabinetmaking process and a package of gourmet popcorn.
Create an inspiring coastal kitchen with maple cabinetry in bright Dove White with Cocoa Glaze from KraftMaid® Cabinetry. It offers the perfect place for the family to cook, congregate and relax. Maple is a great choice for an updated, light airy kitchen or creating a dramatic kitchen with darker tones or finishes. You can even mix finishes and wood species to create a more eclectic room. Check out their Kitchen Idea Gallery for their latest styles and finishes.
The Briarcliff® Cherry by Aristokraft Cabinetry® offers the warmth of cherry at an unexpectedly attainable value. Create a distinctive look by combining a raised panel profile with their unique glazing options. The Briarcliff® door style is also available in Maple. This strong, hard, tight-grain wood is refreshingly eye-catching, especially when its white-to-grey overtones are brought out and enriched by glazing.
If you love the look of natural hardwood cabinets but prefer the understated woodgrain patterns and textures of maple hardwood, you'll want to consider Armstrong's® line of Waverly cabinets. The satin smooth, clear grain beauty of select maple gives your cabinetry a very sophisticated traditional styling. Full overlay, square raised panel doors are constructed of genuine maple veneer and sculptured front edges to complement any architectural style.