By Quartilla Jayden. Cabinet Material. Published at Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - 23:39:52 PM.
The traditional choice of material for cottage style kitchen cabinets is wood. Some popular species include maple, cherry and hickory. Paint in white or creamy tones is also widely used as a finishing material for cottage style kitchens. Other neutrals such as gray and tans are also perfect complements to this kitchen cabinet style. Soft hues and pastels also add a touch of charm to cottage style kitchen cabinets. For a more eclectic vibe, contrasting colors for the kitchen cabinets and the center island may also be explored.
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.
When it comes to the cabinet faces, door and components, traditional kitchen cabinets often feature decorative details like crown moldings, paneling and intricate carvings. Country kitchen cabinets fall under the traditional kitchen cabinet style and is characterized by a timeless appearance and a charming feel. This type of kitchen cabinetry gives off a warm and inviting atmosphere. (See pictures of more types of country kitchen cabinets on this page)
European style kitchen cabinets also aim to focus on efficiency and functionality. Since European flats are smaller, the design’s main goal was to create a compact size cabinetry that is full functional and maximizes space. The frameless design of European style kitchen cabinets offers an added benefit in terms of accessibility and ease of use. The materials used for European style kitchen cabinets vary as it ranges from natural materials like wood to more modern alternatives like MDF and particle board. When it comes to finishes, the most frequently used material are laminates. Laminates are typically attached to a substrate material to reinforce strength and durability. Laminates provide for more color options and also come in designs which mimic the appearance of real wood. It is also widely available in bold colors which can work well in striking European style kitchens.
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