By Gyorgyike Baas. Cabinet Finishes. Published at Friday, January 04th, 2019 - 18:38:35 PM.
One major drawback of this type of kitchen cabinet finish is that it has the tendency to chip and wear over time. Acrylic – Acrylic finish is a type of non toxic finish that is mainly composed of acrylic acid. It gives kitchen cabinets a high gloss finish that is ultra smooth and has a sleek, mirror like appearance. Acrylic is available in a wide range of colors which can suit a variety of kitchen palettes. This type of finish is also known to last for years, without fading or discoloration.
Thermofoil kitchen cabinets are often mass produced and typically used in modular kitchen systems. They are a mainstay in budget kitchen remodels, condominiums, apartments and workshops. It has high durability, but once it gets damaged, it can be hard to repair. Thermofoil kitchen cabinets are considered to be cheap and also offer versatility and flexibility in terms of design. It usually comes in wood like finishes which show graining patterns or in solid colors.
The glass insert kitchen cabinet style makes use of a glass panel instead of a full solid wood cabinet door face. Also known as the glass framed door, this type of kitchen cabinet design can use either clear glass, smoked or frosted glass, colored glass or textured glass. The most common type of glass panel used for this design is the clear glass which allows the users to see the contents of the cabinets without having to open the door. Alternatively, frosted glass can be used if you want to keep clutter out of sight while still providing variation in the finishes and breaking off the heaviness of solid wood cabinetry. Frosted glass is also more commonly used for more modern and contemporary designs.
Design wise, the inset kitchen cabinet style offers a clean, streamlined look that exudes simplicity and elegance, making it a perfect choice for a wide range of interior design inspirations. It is highly customizable, and can be modified using edge details that will allow you to create a more personalized look for your home. Some manufacturers offer a type of beaded and non beaded inserts which is fitted into the cabinet door itself, providing a subtle design detail that adds to the overall aesthetics of the kitchen, without overpowering all the other elements in the space. Moldings and other decorative embellishments can also be added, depending on the look you want to achieve. It is well suited for traditional, transitional and contemporary styles.
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