By Jung Visser. Cabinet Material. Published at Monday, March 04th, 2019 - 20:00:05 PM.
Stainless steel emphasizes the geometric shapes of a space. It’s ideal for a hypermodern look. This is especially true because it is such a functional material, thanks to its durability and hygienic properties. The sheen of stainless steel is the mark of modern styled kitchens.
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 Mexican culture and heritage reminds us of a vibrant character and this is often reflected in a kitchen design through the use of lively colors. The Mexican kitchen cabinet style has a more bold choice in terms of finishes. It favors contrast more rather than blending. Wooden kitchen cabinets are typically given a distressed look using faux finishing techniques. Vibrant colors such as scarlet reds, bright greens and turquoise are also popularly used for the cabinet frames and even the handles.
Second, instead of featuring embellishments, craftsman style kitchen cabinets showcase quality joinery. Some joinery which are featured in this type of cabinets are dovetail joints, mortise and tenon joints, miter joints and butt joints. Dowels can also be used instead of nails. Lastly, craftsman style kitchen cabinets make use of solid wood in rich colors. The main material that is predominantly used for this type of kitchen cabinets is solid wood. Instead of using artificial materials, a true craftsman style kitchen makes use of heavy woods such as oak, cherry, maple, pine and hickory. Quarter sawn oak is a traditional favorite among the five wood species. Quarter sawn The wood is also usually finished in a deep colored stain in order to enhance its rich undertones and fine graining patterns. It can also be left unpainted and true to their natural state, allowing the inherent graining pattern and distinct aesthetics to stand out in the space.
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