By Szilvia Luuk. Cabinet Material. Published at Monday, January 21st, 2019 - 21:11:09 PM.
Materials for the interior parts of the cabinets as well as the inner shelves must be able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use, easy to clean and non porous. Standard interior finishes for kitchen cabinets are melamine and melamine laminates which are types of polymer that are applied to plywood or particle boards.
The old antique finish is characterized by a unique, deep brown color. This finish contributes a timeworn appeal and old world feel to kitchen cabinetry. Old antique finish can be matched with the crown moldings of kitchen cabinetry for a more unified look.Characterized by an aged yet timeless look, old antique cabinet hardware goes with traditional kitchen styles. It is the perfect match for light colored kitchen cabinets.
Cottage style kitchens are generally known for their charm, classic flair and timeless appeal. Although traditional, the cottage style evokes a less formal atmosphere. It is also considered to be eclectic since it fuses the traditional and the new by taming down formal design elements with modern accents. The signature look of cottage style kitchen cabinets revolves around antique details, but nowadays designers tend to blend old and new to create more casual vibe and a fresher look. Antique details such as crown moldings, cornices and weathered hardware are common features cottage style kitchen cabinets. Another important facet of the cottage style kitchen cabinet is an open design. Cabinets often lack doors to provide more accessibility and for displaying charming dinnerware.
The primary consideration for kitchen cabinet interior shelves is the strength. These interior or inner shelves hold up a lot of weight from storing stacks of dinnerware, pots and pans or glassware. With such, they must be able to stand up to the weight and wear and tear of daily use. The minimum thickness for cabinet shelving is ½ inches, but ¾ inches is more preferred. The depth of the cabinet shelving may either be full or half, but the former is more advisable since it allows you to maximize your kitchen cabinets storage capacity.
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