If you’re seriously thinking about committing to a kitchen remodeling project this year, then you probably want to know what’s hot and what’s not in terms of kitchen design trends in 2014. As one of the most important parts of any kitchen design, we’re going to focus on design trends that are specifically related to kitchen cabinets in this post. Having a major influence over both the practical and aesthetic elements of a kitchen’s design, if you get the kitchen cabinets right, you’re halfway there!
Get Inspired By These Trends for Kitchen Cabinets
Not every trend is based on an idea that will appeal to you, but they are a great place to start if you’re struggling for inspiration. Here’s a few that we’ve noticed in 2014:
- Grey Becoming Ever More Popular – While white continues to be the most popular choice in terms of colour for kitchen cabinets, grey has certainly gained some momentum this year. Grey coloured cabinets also work extremely well when combined with other colours, such as the rich colours of natural hardwoods, which is very beneficial if you don’t like the idea of your kitchen having a completely uniform appearance.
- Custom Crafted Storage Solutions – No matter how big your kitchen is, storage is always an issue that must be addressed. It’s not just about being able to fit everything into the kitchen, items also need to be carefully organised and easy to reach. More and more homeowners are opting to buy custom cabinets over stock cabinets as the interiors of these cabinets can be customised to store whatever items the homeowner possesses. 2014 has also seen a rise to prominence of neat two-tiered drawer systems that allow you to store more in less space.
- Built in Cabinets – We’re not saying that all of your kitchen cabinets should be built-in, but it’s become increasingly popular to incorporate built-in cabinets that accent the kitchen’s design and provide a guide for the rest of the cabinetry in the room. In particular, you might have floor to ceiling built-in cabinets at the ends of a run of cabinets.
- Mixing and Matching – We’ve already touched on this point, but it’s not always necessary for every cabinet in your kitchen to be made from exactly the same material, in exactly the same style in exactly the same colour. If one or two of your cabinets are different, not only does it break up the design and prevent it from being cast as boring, but these cabinets can act as centrepieces. Contrasting a light colour such as white against a deeper coloured natural hardwood is relatively common.
If you’re still struggling for design ideas when it comes to kitchen cabinets, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Toronto based team. The concepts we’ve touched upon here are just the tip of the iceberg, and if you make us aware of your requirements and preferences, we’re confident we can come up with some cabinet designs that will tick all of your boxes.