Top 5 Features Kitchen Designers Recommend
The difference between “nice kitchen” and “Wow!”
We asked our designers what they use to create that special look and feel. They agree, the answer is often found in special features and modifications, extra touches that dress up standard cabinets.Here are their top five recommendations:
Shipped ready for glass inserts, mullion doors are a classic style that dresses up any kitchen. They can be fitted with a wide range of glass styles, and typically are lit from within.
With or without mullion bars, a section of glass door cabinets serves both as a focal point and display case.
Available in styles to complement any design, crown molding creates an elegant effect across the upper line of cabinetry. Observe the carefully mitered corners. Installation is a job for a skilled finishing carpenter!
A narrow band of light rail trims the lower edge of wall cabinets, concealing under-cabinet light fixtures. When choosing task lighting, ask your designer for recommendations on which of the many types of light fixtures will work for you.
Ends finished with door panels or beadboard
When the end of a bank of cabinetry is finished with matching door panels or beadboard, it carries the eye across the line, adding a complete, neatly finished look.
Vary depth of cabinets
By modifying cabinets to be either deeper or shallower than standard dimensions, you can break up the horizontal line, adding visual interest and a custom, furniture-like effect.
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