By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Cabinet. At Thursday, September 12th 2019, 06:36:28 AM.
Cabinet refacing can be a good, cost-saving option for kitchen remodeling if the existing cabinets are well-constructed and in good shape, and where a radically different look is desired. It is also a good choice where the existing kitchen layout works well as it is. But where the existing cabinets have structural problems, or where hardware is in poor condition or internal storage features are lacking, you may be better off installing all-new cabinets.
Gracefully lilting S-curve moldings and cabriole legs are hallmarks of French design, rooted in Louis XIV furniture. Here the relaxed S curve shapes the mullioned doors of upper cabinets. Carved cabriole legs support the farmhouse sink as if it were a piece of furniture and help blend it in with the base cabinets. The island boasts characteristic French accents as well: Reeded molding bands the top edge, and the sinuous corner corbels are carved with traditional shells and bell flowers. The islands soft blue paint was sanded, crackled, and glazed with raw umber for an antique patina.
Skipping the upper kitchen cabinets entirely may seem a bit risky to some, but by doing so you can really achieve quite the open, modern space. Take a look at the kitchen in the image below — its sleek black and white styling, sans upper cabinets, is very appealing. In place of upper cabinetry, you can add an amazing back splash that travels up to the ceiling, or you have room for an ultra-modern stainless steel hood over the stove.