Cabinetry Ideas for a Custom Kitchen

Posted on: 12 August 2021

Cabinetry is a major furniture component of a kitchen. So, the way you design and arrange it will have a significant impact on the overall appearance. To help you set up your new cabinets, consider the following remodelling ideas. 

Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry

When choosing the cabinetry layout, there's no need to stick with how it's traditionally done if you can devise a better way. For example, kitchens often feature upper and lower cupboards on multiple walls. Instead of following this pattern, you could construct one smooth wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry without a benchtop. Then, install under-counter cabinets only on the other walls. This strategy will offer ample storage. But the kitchen will feel airier without high cabinets enclosing the space in multiple areas. Plus, the uninterrupted wall of cabinetry will create a sleek impression in the kitchen.

Glass Upper Cabinets

If you want to install traditional upper cabinetry, you could give them a lighter feel by installing glass panel doors on selected cupboards. For example, fit glass doors on a couple of the central cabinets. Alternatively, create a rhythm by fitting a glass door on every second cupboard. Because you can see past the doors, the kitchen will feel lighter and airier. Opaque doors, on the other hand, visually bring the wall forward. Hence, the kitchen seems smaller and less open.

Glass doors have different styles to enhance diverse decors. Some have panels that mimic mullioned windows. Others feature a single smooth piece of frosted rather than clear glass. Frosted glass still gives a sense of space beyond the door, but it hides any clutter in the cupboard. You could even install sliding glass doors on the upper cupboards for a minimal and airy feel. It's best not to fit glass on the lower cabinets as they're more susceptible to breaking.

Efficient Drawers

When planning the kitchen cabinetry, it's crucial to make use of every square centimetre by choosing efficient storage options. Drawers are one of these smart alternatives, as they effectively use vertical space without creating dead areas. For example, drawers come in varying depths, which allows you to store specific items to fill the storage. For instance, deep drawers can hold saucepans, and shallow drawers can hold cups and mugs. Compare that with the one-size-fits-all approach of traditional cupboards with a halfway shelf. If you store small items like cups in one of these cupboards, they'll have a lot of dead air above them.

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