Why are you updating your kitchen cabinets in Providence, Pawtucket or anywhere in the surrounding area? Most homeowners choose to make updates either due to worn out or damaged cupboards, an upgrade made to the rest of the kitchen, or because the cabinetry is old and dated. New trends can be fun and exciting, a great way to make your home reflect your style. However, be warned that trends can come and go quickly, so it’s important to choose options for your Rhode Island kitchen remodel that will stand the test of time.
If you grew up in the 1970s or even a few decades later, you might remember all the crazy kitchen colors from that era. Avocado, Harvest Gold, Poppy, and Almond were found in just about every kitchen during that period.
Unfortunately, today’s home buyers will still occasionally find some of those dated colors, not just in old appliances that can be easily switched out, but embedded in the walls through metallic-based textured wallpaper that can be seriously difficult to remove. If you are updating your kitchen from any bygone era, make sure to replace it with neutral tones and colors that won’t need to be replaced in just a few short years when the latest trend disappears. If you are updating your home with the idea of selling it, make sure to get all of those trendy colors out and create a blank slate for prospective buyers.
Designer Kitchen Cabinets
The first place to start is by updating your old cabinets to some beautiful all wood construction cabinets. Kitchen cabinets should be made from sturdy materials and built to last. They need to put up with daily, repeated use and misuse by kids and grown-ups alike. Your cabinets should be stylish but in a traditional way. Consider basic colors that will coordinate with the rest of the cabinetry and accessories throughout your home, such as dark espresso, medium brown, cherry stained maple, natural red birch, or even painted white and cream selections.
Go for traditional styles as well, including shaker, raised panel, and smooth, minimal designs. Once again, the design of your kitchen cabinets in Providence should match the design of your home. If your home is a classic New England style, then your cabinets should not be modern Scandinavian. If your home is traditional Old World style, then your cabinets should be stained dark, rich colors that compliment the rest of your home. Look at design books with an eye toward modern trends, but with a strong root in styles that will still be “cool” decades from now regardless of new decorating ideas.
One of the most exciting ideas that we see in many Rhode Island kitchen remodel projects is the use of two-color cabinetry. This only works in certain situations, such as a kitchen island in a different color that still compliments the rest of the designer kitchen cabinets. Modern color trends, including pumpkin orange, rustic green, natural wood, and other shades, can be easily used in this way and then updated without a lot of effort if the style goes away. So if you want to add a pop of color, consider doing it in this manner with a single accent piece, or by adding color to the walls with paint, wallpaper, or backsplash.
Increase Storage Options
One of the best trends in kitchen design this year is the goal of increasing storage options through the use of specialty kitchen cabinets in Providence and the surrounding area. Small appliance “garages” are built-in to house often used, but unsightly appliances to create a very clean and neat space. Specialty storage inserts for pots and pans, dishes and glassware, even spices, silverware, and pantry items are all very popular. Completing the look with beautiful molding, color-matched toe kicks, textured overlays, and other options can all be used to create custom results for affordable all wood construction cabinets from the Cabinet Factory Outlet.
Stop by our showroom in Swansea, MA to take a peek at all of the options available for your Rhode Island kitchen remodel. You can save a lot while still getting top quality designer kitchen cabinets to create the home of your dreams. Give us a call at 508-379-6154 to speak with our team about your needs for kitchen cabinets, cupboards, and even bathroom vanities. We also stock a variety of countertops, flooring, and hardware to help you complete the look for your new kitchen.