Top 5 Kitchen Cabinetry Styles for Sydney Kitchen Renovations
When designing your new kitchen it is easy to get caught up in countertops, floor tiles and splashback materials, thinking that these are what will define the overall look for your kitchen. However, one of the biggest factors in the overall look and feel of a kitchen is undoubtedly the cabinets that you choose – and the consideration of this is often left to the last minute.
Cabinetry may not be sexy, but it does have a great impact on the overall look of your kitchen. Choosing a flat-fronted cabinetry style will make your kitchen modern-looking, regardless of the other materials you choose. Carved cabinet doors will always make your kitchen look more rustic and farmhouse style than if you had simply
The problem arises when you don’t necessarily want a farmhouse or modern kitchen, as choices in style can make the overall look of the kitchen move one way or the other.
Here are our top cabinet styles and the style of kitchen they should be used in –
The hallmark of a modern kitchen are the flat fronted cabinets. Typically made from laminate rather than natural materials, these can either be handled or unhandled, using press functions to keep them closed instead. Clean, uninterrupted lines are what make these cabinets truly modern and lead to a very clean finish to the space.
Style: modern, and only modern. Layer textures within your kitchen to prevent them from becoming too sterile.
Shaker style cabinets come from Shaker style furniture, a style focussed on function over form and clean, simple finishes. Shaker cabinets are one of the most used cabinets because they fall into neither the modern or farmhouse camps, allowing you to have a bit more flexibility with the design. For Shaker style cabinets, it comes down to the finishes you use and the textures you use to create style.
Style: very flexible – but choose the right fixings and the right textures.
Very traditional, carved, bevelled and cut-in cabinetry, often found in a traditional style kitchen. Typically these cabinets have exposed hinges and detailed carving , lending more towards a traditional kitchen look and away from modern, but they can be combined together for a more balanced effect.
Style: Combine a marble chevron tile for a modern edge to your Traditional style Kitchen.
Distressed cabinets are typically made from a traditional, inset style with a distressed finish, exposing the natural wood grain around the edges. Typically these cabinets come in soft neutral colours, like cream and bone, and work best with decorative, wrought-iron fittings to create a true farmhouse kitchen.
Style: Farmhouse and only farmhouse for these cabinets. Bring in old-world textures like butcher block and copper to get an iconic farmhouse kitchen look.
If there isn’t a style of cabinetry you like here, the team from Total Kitchens can always create a completely custom-made cabinet style, just for you! If you want a totally space age finish on an old school cabinet style, we can make it. If you want intricate carving or lots of fine detail, we can craft that for you too. Whatever cabinetry you can dream, Total Kitchens can make it.
So don’t hesitate, get your dream kitchen today by getting in touch with the team.