Typically, homeowners want to replace their existing kitchen cabinets because they’re old, outdated and an eyesore. In some cases, they may not be the right kind of storage your family needs to support everyday routines. The right kitchen cabinets can add to your kitchen remodel design. However, if chosen without knowledge or maintenance education, they can turn into a pain.
Take a look around your kitchen. Did either of the above statements describe your current kitchen cabinetry? If so, we’ve rounded up a few hot kitchen cabinet trends to watch in 2018.
It’s important to approach your cabinet updates knowing how it will add to the overall ROI of the kitchen remodel. The cost of your kitchen cabinet updates will vary based on the materials you choose and the size or your cabinet installation.
Pro Tip: When we work with clients on their kitchen remodel, we measure the cabinet space and ask questions on what design they’re interested in. Gathering as much information as possible ensures we provide clients with a fixed price for their kitchen update. Be sure whoever you chose to work with on your project does the above and doesn’t price your kitchen remodel with “big box” store cabinets, which are less expensive and may not last as long. For more information on this, check out our 3 To-Do’s Before Selecting Kitchen Cabinets blog.
Now that you know a little about pricing, here’s some of the kitchen remodel cabinet trends you can expect to see in 2018:
White Kitchen Cabinets
This trend has been popular for a while and for good reason. Their clean and sleek look is great for cabinetry of any size and helps to reflect light around the room. If you have a small kitchen, this is one way to make the space feel bigger and brighter.
On the other side, most homeowners have a concern with keeping them clean. Considering the likelihood of handprints or food stains, you’ll want to know how to best care for white kitchen cabinets before making a material selection.
Metal Kitchen Cabinets
Coming in varieties of steel, these kitchen cabinets are easy to clean and maintain. Metal kitchen cabinets never need to be refaced and are easy to install. For a low maintenance kitchen upgrade, it might be time to give metal kitchen cabinets a try.
Gray Kitchen Cabinets
Gray has replaced brown as a hot neutral. With this trend, almost any shade goes. Use a lighter shade of gray to brighten the space, similarly to using a white. Or, if you want to create a warm and dramatic kitchen environment, opt for a darker gray. Gray cabinets work well with almost any color scheme, so it’s never an issue if you’re simply replacing or refinishing old cabinets.
Glass Kitchen Cabinets
Open shelving has been appearing in kitchens across the country. As great as they look, they do make keeping dishes stay clean from dust and undamaged. Glass paneling seems to be the answer to that. A clear glass paneled cabinet front can expose beautiful dishware without the dust or debris that could appear with open cabinets.
Stylish Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
We didn’t forget about the small details that add to your kitchen remodel design: cabinet hardware. These knobs and pulls often get overlooked, but they can really change the entire style of your kitchen cabinetry. Adding knobs that have clean lines and shapes will keep your cabinetry trendy for years to come. If styles do change, kitchen cabinet hardware is easy to replace and only takes an afternoon to complete.
Could your cabinets use a fresh start? Contact us today to speak to our Designer about your kitchen remodel.