By Twila Lucas. Cabinet Styles. Published at Friday, January 04th, 2019 - 20:10:19 PM.
However, this is less of an issue for stainless steel kitchen cabinets than for stainless steel countertops. After all, more sharp objects and heavy items are used near countertops than cabinets.
A popular painting technique used to refurbish antique furnishings would be antique washing, also known as distressing. This technique are usually used on vintage pieces, giving it a more casual, rustic feel, while accentuating the classic features and natural imperfections of the piece. This old English style kitchen has well preserved Oak kitchen cabinets, but since the space is already full of wood finishes (both floor and ceiling has wood), antique washing the kitchen island was a great refurbishing decision as it helps break the heavy monotony of wood on wood.
In case you really have no other place to put your heavy items, keep them on the lowest shelves. Lighting can add a completely different and emotional dimension to the way you display belongings in the kitchen, especially if you opt for a creative solution, such as installing clip-on plug-in shelf lighting, or a couple of scented candles in case that’s not possible.
To project a more vintage feel, retro kitchen cabinets are typically complemented with retro furniture pieces, appliances and artworks. Replicas and memorabilia are also commonly showcased as part of the design. The French country kitchen style is one of the most ornate designs for kitchens. It falls under the traditional style, evoking as strong sense of elegance, sophistication, richness and luxury. In general, French country kitchen cabinets are characterized by distressed finishes, rich woods and warm colors.
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