By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Cabinet. At Friday, August 30th 2019, 06:00:15 AM.
The epitome of modern design is clean lines. What better way to achieve a clean, open floor plan than by doing away with kitchen cabinets and installing floating shelves, instead? Floating shelves add straight lines that pair well with any modern or contemporary decor. Most homeowners opt for this style for the upper cabinets and then have closed cabinetry doors for the bottom half of their kitchen. This allows for storage of all those unsightly appliances and utensils.
The cabinet stain can carry the ball. For instance, even ordinary oak cabinets can be stained to a dark, rich mahogany wood-like appearance. As noted earlier, colors behave differently with different kind of woods--but you can leave that in the hands of your cabinet manufacturer. An espresso finish on maple looks much like an espresso finish on birch.
It is important to note that finish color and wood selection are sometimes (and erroneously) used interchangeably. For example, "cherry" is sometimes used to describe the color of a certain type of kitchen cabinet. Cherry is actually the type of wood, and we will discuss this later. To confuse matters more, wood stains take on different colors when applied to different types of woods. So, it is necessary to look at wood types and stains in conjunction with each other, similar to the Keidel Cabinet Wood Finish chart above (see link below for the Keidel site).
It's also a fantastic idea to form your kitchen items based on how frequently utilize them. In those distant or high cabinets, it is possible to store pots, pans and dishes that you don't use quite often. Most of us have turkey roasters and platters that only get used a couple times every year so be sure to place those in out-of-the-way locations.