Creative Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
A wine cooler, relocated from elsewhere in the house and outfitted with new beverage drawers on the bottom, turns part of this pantry into a drink station.
This homeowner customized her cabinets by using corrugated metal on the face of her cabinet doors.
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For easier access to storage and to make collections more visible, keep your upper cabinets open.
Mix of Styles
You can mix types of cabinetry—open, closed, and glass—to best utilize your space.
The intersection of two cabinet runs can create difficult-to-use storage space. Accessories like lazy Susans can help you access this space.
Furniture-style feet adds vintage character to cabinetry.
Full-height utility cabinets are a great place to store tall items like brooms and mops.
Over the Refrigerator
An over-the-refrigerator cabinet is deeper than other upper cabinets. It is the perfect place for storing large or seldom-used items. Consider using glass front doors if you are storing decorative items.
These creative island cabinets look like ordinary drawers, but really open like little doors.
China Treasure Chest
Built-ins make beautiful solutions for any space and ensure that there is a place for everything. This dreamy china cabinet features antique French windows as doors, plenty of space for china, and a base outfitted with Pacific Silvercloth for storing silver.
Opt for glass-doored cabinets to give a lighter and more open feel than cabinets with solid doors would.
You can create cabinet door inserts using unique materials like louvered panels, hole caning, patterned tin, or wire grating.
Framed family photos that act as cabinet doors disguise ample storage for dinnerware.
Use glass door cabinets for display storage in hard to access spaces.
Use an antique cabinet instead of built-in cabinetry in the kitchen to store china, crystal, and company-worthy serving pieces.
Cool Stock Cabinetry
A deep teal shade of Benjamin Moore's Bermuda Turquoise on the island stands out against the light aqua cabinets in Benjamin Moore's Kensington Green.
These inexpensive Shaker-style stock cabinets house the microwave, giving the kitchen a clean, polished look.
White cabinets, polished nickel hardware, a subway tile backsplash, and honed-marble countertops with curved ogee edges all give the kitchen an upscale look that won't become dated.
Sleek Cabinet Hardware
Drape colorful kitchen towels over these stylish (and user-friendly) pulls.
Chicken Wire Cabinets
Lining some of the kitchen-cabinet door frames with this inexpensive, airy material adds farmhouse character.
To get the most bang for your buck, grab matching cabinet doors from a secondhand outlet. These cabinets are from Habitat for Humanity ReStore (habitat.org), a home-improvement outlet that sells gently used goods to support the nonprofit.
Highlight a neutral collection by painting the interior of glass-doored cabinets in a contrasting color.
A pull-out pantry component can help take advantage of an awkward slender space.
Vintage Storage Space
Not enough built-ins? Use vintage cabinets or hutches for added storage.
Open shelving is an excellent feature for showing off all your prettiest china and serving pieces. In this case, a chicken wire screen helps soften the graphic effect of the built-in display.