Summer 2012 Custom Cabinet Trends

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and nothing makes the heart beat stronger than customization. Here are a few of the latest custom kitchen cabinet trends that will keep your kitchen the center of your family gatherings for years to come.

Modern kitchen cabinets are no longer a series of plain boxes that just sit there hanging from the wall. Today’s kitchen cabinets are all about customization and creating interesting finishes that take their cues from old world furniture and architecture as well as classic American design. Small touches such as adding carvings, cutouts and moldings can help set your kitchen apart and give it either that old world luxe or down-home American farmhouse style you seek. Another popular trend is to make normally freestanding pieces such as hutches and buffets as custom built-ins that blend seamlessly into the kitchen’s overall design aesthetic.

When planning a custom kitchen renovation, it is important not to forget about the design challenges that come when selecting new appliances and incorporating them into your kitchen design. Even though today’s appliances are often a showcase of modern technology and earth-friendly design, they still have the tendency to be intrusive onto the overall design scheme and desired look of your custom kitchen . Recent trends in custom kitchen renovations mitigate the problem by creating custom kitchen cabinets that hide and conceal kitchen appliances such as dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators behind customized cabinet doors and panels. Appliance garages make it easy for homeowners to hide everyday items such as mixers and coffeemakers that often clutter beautiful custom countertops.

Looking for more trends in custom kitchen renovations? Contact Waterstone Kitchen and Bath for all your Northern Virginia kitchen renovation and custom cabinet installation needs to create the kitchen of your dreams. Create a place where you and your family can create memories by calling Waterstone Kitchen and Bath at 703-858-2273 today!