With the beginning of each New Year, there is an opportunity to commit yourself to some new resolutions. Perhaps your resolution is something related to eating healthier or exercising more. Maybe you’re hoping to read more books.
Or, maybe you’re looking to finally get around to that new kitchen remodel you’ve been thinking about for so long. If that sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re breaking down 5 of the most popular kitchen cabinet styles to consider for your kitchen in 2021.
Choosing the right cabinetry is not easy. There are many different styles, variations, materials, and finishes to consider. For these reasons, it’s important to work with a professional design team that can help you find the perfect match for you.
You should also ask yourself these questions to help you narrow down your search for the perfect kitchen cabinet style.
What Type of Kitchen Do You Want?
Defining your kitchen’s overall look and style will definitely help lead you towards the right kitchen cabinetry. Just like how there are many different types of kitchen cabinets you can choose from, there are plenty of kitchen styles to pick from as well. For example, modern minimalist kitchens are definitely a popular choice today. Kitchens that embrace minimalism prioritize function without ever compromising on looks.
Take a look at our gallery of Scandinavian kitchens to see some modern minimalist kitchens in their final form. As you’ll see, there are many different ways you can customize your modern kitchen. Whether you want black cabinetry, or something a little warmer and natural, a Scandinavian kitchen can be altered to fit your needs and preferences.
Farmhouse kitchens are also popular today. But with a more modern twist that ensures there is no clutter and enough space for cooking your favorite meals. Farmhouse kitchens create a very warm, comforting experience for the homeowner and guests alike.
Do You Want an Open Layout Kitchen?
Open layouts are becoming increasingly popular in homes today. Deciding whether or not your kitchen will be open-concept will also help you choose your kitchen cabinets. For example, if you want an open layout, then ensure that your cabinetry has enough storage for all your appliances and food. Typically, an open layout kitchen does not have the benefit of storage under a kitchen island. So, the cabinetry around the perimeter will need to have plenty of storage space.
What Types of Functionality Do You Want to Prioritize?
It’s important to figure out what exactly you want out of your kitchen. If you have a lot of space to work with, you can make it versatile with a seating area in addition to having plenty of room for preparing meals and cooking. If you have less space, figure out what you’ll be prioritizing. For example, you may need to sacrifice the size of your fridge to ensure you still have adequate storage space.
Working with a professional design team is a great way to ensure that you cover your bases early on in the planning process to ensure your kitchen has everything you want.
Now that we’ve outlined some of the different questions to ask yourself early on in the design process, here are some of the top kitchen cabinet styles to consider for your new kitchen.
Shaker cabinetry has withstood the test of time and remains a popular choice for homeowners today. Despite being one of the older styles listed here, its simple look fits in well with the modern minimalist movement. For homeowners that want a modern look that still has some classic, traditional elements, shake cabinets are a great option.
While they require plenty of cleaning because dirt can collect in the inset area, their popularity makes them widely available.
Flat-front cabinets are ideal for homeowners that are committed to creating a more modern, minimalist kitchen. In addition to being the perfect pairing for your contemporary kitchen, flat-front cabinets are easy to paint. So, if you ever want to switch up the colors, you can do so with ease. In addition to being easy to paint, this style of kitchen cabinets is easy to clean and maintain.
Raised Panel Cabinets
At first glance, raised panel cabinets may appear very similar to shaker style cabinets. However, upon further inspection, they are quite different. A slightly more traditional look than the shaker style, raised panel cabinets still look good in a modern setting. But, they are best suited for homeowners that aspire to create a more classic kitchen.
Distressed cabinets aren’t a type of cabinet. Instead, they are a type of finish. Typically, you’ll see a classic style of cabinetry using a distressed finish. For example, the raised panel makes for a great choice to pair with a distressed finish.
This style of cabinetry will not be seen in a modern kitchen. So, if you are all-in on the classic, traditional kitchen, consider going with a distressed finish.
Beadboard cabinetry offers a very detailed and textured look—essentially the opposite of a minimal and sleek look. If the idea of having detailed cabinetry appeals to you, then beadboard is perhaps the best choice. While beadboard cabinetry is difficult to clean, it is definitely worth the effort as it can produce a stunning finished result.