The kitchen has traditionally been the heart of the home, but new trends are suggesting it is actually so much more. For example, in new homes in Georgia, more and more space is being allotted to the kitchen in the design to allow for easier entertainment and better storage. Meanwhile, older homes are undergoing significant renovations to the point that walls are being torn down and space is actually being taken from other rooms in order to help expand the size of the home's kitchen.
In such cases of kitchen expansion, the cabinetry plays a significant role because that is what will fill up most of the wall space. And, when it comes to modern cabinets, it's all about simplicity with a touch of high tech.
Over the past decade and a half, kitchen design has undergone a shift from highly-detailed finishes to simple, yet refined, design schemes. Once popular "fancy frills" like carved moldings, corbels, and other accents are now being replaced by cabinets featuring clean lines, simple designs, and straightforward aesthetics. In some cases, modern cabinets can be so minimalistic in design that they appear almost frameless. The appeal of this type of cabinet is that it makes a kitchen look cleaner, more open, and spacious.
While contemporary cabinets are certainly one of the hottest trends in kitchen design, they are not the only style of cabinets earning the love of homeowners these days. Rustic cabinetry, like those featuring rough-sawn veneers, are also in high demand. This type of cabinetry looks like the material was pulled straight out of the lumber yard and it adds instant warmth and character to the kitchen.
Color is important when it comes to kitchen cabinets because they take up such a significant part of the kitchen's space. Therefore, the color of the cabinets tend to be the kitchen's primary color with wall color serving as the secondary or accent tone.
In terms of today's cabinetry, the trend is color schemes that accentuate the clean, simplistic look of the cabinets. As a result, neutral colors like grays and off-whites are really popular, while natural wood cabinets are best finished with natural stains so the integrity of the wood's grains remain intact.
Even though the preference for simple, clean designs is high right now, that doesn't mean that today's cabinets are "simple." In fact, many designs are pushing the limits and bringing innovative new approaches to how cabinets look and function.
Rather than limiting a homeowner to cabinets featuring traditional doors, today's custom cabinetmakers offer a range of door styles, including retractable doors, lift-up doors, bi-fold doors, and more. This enables cabinets to be installed in areas where they were previously unable to be accessed due to door-opening restrictions.
The use of LED lighting is another hot tech-trend in modern cabinetry. And, the inclusion of interior accessories like spice and apothecary drawers, pan drawers, built-in silverware dividers, soft-close latches, trash management drawers, small appliance drawers, and others enable homeowners to design their kitchen storage so they can get the absolute most out of their cabinets.
Southland Custom Homes is one of the leading builders of custom new homes in Georgia. We take the time to get to know our clients so we can design the perfect house for each family. Our in-house design team works hand-in-hand with our clients and builders to help ensure that our homes are built to exact specifications and our clients' satisfaction. In other words, if you want a big professional-style kitchen with plenty of modern cabinetry, then we'll provide you with a detailed design to meet and exceed all of your expectations.
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