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The Latest Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Trends, by their very nature, come and go. Remember bell bottoms? Perms? Shag carpeting? Some of them come back (bell bottoms) and some don’t (shag carpeting)—but no matter the trend, one thing holds true: some are worth it, but some aren’t.

The difference with trends this year is that, because of the events of 2020, we all spent more time at home. We used our homes in ways we hadn’t before—we turned closets into offices, dining room tables into classrooms, and our kitchens into pop-up restaurants. All that time spent at home has given us more insight into what we want in our spaces; but it’s also given us ideas of how we want our spaces to look. And, let’s face it: when you’re in a space so much, sometimes you just need to spice things up a little bit!

When it comes to trends, it’s smart to really think it through before pulling the trigger. That’s especially true when the trend alters a component of your home that is expensive to install or maintain. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets fall into that category. Cabinets are a huge chunk of any kitchen budget, whether you’re remodeling or building new. So a word of caution: if you fall in love with a trend and find yourself set on changing your cabinets, check with your contractor or your designer. We know the market and how it changes—and we know how to incorporate trends to work for you instead of coming back to bite you in the rear!

Now…if you’re ready to shake things up a little bit, here are three cabinet trends to consider in 2021:

Go dark. Whether you’re talking about cabinet faces or countertops—black is back and it’s gorgeous! Black can ground a space like nothing else and it can lend drama without being too over-the-top.

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Maximize your wall space with wall-to-wall cabinets. Experts have long advised to limit clutter on countertops—but how do you do that when you have so much stuff? Add cabinets, of course!


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Minimize. Not in space, but in aesthetics. A current trend is to eliminate cabinet hardware (which, extra bonus, makes those cabinet faces easier to clean) to create a clean, sleek look.

What do you think of these trends? We’re serious—we’d really like to know! Come on over to our Facebook page and chime in, or shoot us a message. We’d love to hear from you.

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