KITCHEN REMODELS, DESIGN, FABRICATION, AND INSTALLATION
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TRADITIONAL KITCHEN CABINETS
The elegant allure of Traditional Cabinets is timeless. Reminiscent of a not so distant past, you can best some up the style as decoratively rich and ornate. Europe’s Golden Age comes to mind here with a large variety of colors, elaborate motifs, and blended materials. Not all Traditional Cabinets are so ornate however. There are more subtle variations that use simple lines, symmetry, and balance, but also make use of more rustic finishes keeping them classified as traditional.
Another part of the Traditional Kitchen Cabinet charm is that they tend to bring the outdoors in to your home; hence, traditional cabinets can often be thought of as Rustic. Not only is this about the texture and colors, but also the ornate designs usually have to do with nature. Elegant Gold Leaf reliefs come to mind, or crown molds with grape vines are but a couple of examples.
Traditional colors apply here too. Soft, muted colors like creams, whites, taupe’s, light grays and greens; or raw stained wood grains are all typical of this style.
MODERN KITCHEN CABINETS
Modern design began a bit after the turn of the 20th century. Characteristics of Modern Cabinet or Kitchen Design include, flat surfaces, geometric forms, and minimal ornamentation. Very sleek simplicity is another benchmark of the modern kitchen. More recently we have seen the rise of angular design as well. Unique curvatures and bold-almost daring imagination come into play as builders seek to push the envelope of what can be built.
Common kitchen cabinet materials are often man-made and can include metal, plastic, concrete and glass. Often you will find Semi-opaque or frosted glass on modern kitchen cabinets. Replacing old cabinet doors with frosted glass ones is a simple and cost-effective way to make your kitchen more modern. These cabinets can also be faced with wood veneer or plastic laminate.
Obviously modern kitchen design runs parallel with the ever-increasing evolution of technology. Today we see many man-made exotic materials being deployed, and even the rise of a very old technology – Concrete. Architectural block adds to the sleek-clean design of the modern kitchen quite well.