If you are tired of how your cabinets look, consider embracing one of the spring design trends listed below. Embracing one or more of the trends listed below will make your cabinets and your kitchen feel more modern.
Lighten It Up
For a long time, it was all about the natural-wood look. However, white cabinets are making a comeback this spring.
White cabinets can really open up a space. If you have a small kitchen, you may want to think about embracing this trend. Painting or whitewashing your cabinets will make your small space feel larger. To really make your space feel larger, embrace white from top to bottom. Paint all your cabinets white, and paint your ceiling white as well.
If you don't dig pure white, an off-white or light cream colored shade can achieve the same effect.
Open It Up
After you paint all of your cabinets white, consider opening up your cabinets as well. Another trend that has been picking up steam the last few years is glass cabinet doors.
Considering switching out a few of your regular cabinet doors with glass cabinet doors. Glass cabinet doors, combined with white cabinets, opens up your kitchen even more.
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that you are going to have to keep your shelves organized if you decide to embrace this trend. Adding just a few glass cabinet doors allows you to show off your pretty dishes and glasses. However, if you have a hard time keeping your cabinets organized and clutter-free, this trend may not be for you.
Another easy way to change the feeling of your kitchen is by changing out your kitchen hardware. Simply changing your handles and hinges can really change the feeling of your kitchen.
If you decided to embrace the white as well as open it up with a few glass cabinets, keep the modern trends going with clean, simple hardware. Choose hardware that is not too fancy or intricate -- look for clean, straight lines.
Be sure though that the handles you choose are comfortable and functional as well. You don't want to invest in new hardware only to discover that it's not easy to use. Purchase one set of new hardware and install it. Try it out for a few days and make sure you like it.
If you like it, purchase new hardware for the rest of your kitchen. If it's not your style or doesn't feel comfortable, return it and try out something else.
If you want to change up your kitchen this spring, you don't have to install new cabinets -- you can work with what you have. Paint your cabinets and ceiling white, and add a little glass to open up your kitchen. Finish off by adding some new, sleek wooden hardware. Your kitchen will feel like new without a huge financial investment.
Are you ready for a bigger kitchen remodel? Getting in touch with a contractor like those at Fine Kitchens and Baths by Patricia Dunlop will allow you to get the look you desire.