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    2021 Kitchen Cabinet Crazes

    When it comes to planning for a kitchen remodel, kitchen cabinet selection is often one of the biggest decisions. Cabinets are a big chunk of the investment in a kitchen remodel and there are seemingly endless selection options. No longer simply for storage, cabinets are now a focal point that ties the entire space together. While the essentials of cabinet design haven’t changed much in the last few years, what styles and features are “in” have. With styles varying from minimalism to bold colors, here are a few of the 2021 kitchen cabinet crazes.

    #1 Multicolored Cabinets

    kitchen remodel with multicolored cabinets

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    One trend we’ve seen emerge throughout 2021 has been the use of more than one color in cabinetry selections. The most common example is to choose different colors for the upper and base cabinets. You might see upper cabinets with a white finish while the base cabinets are a bold color or natural wood finish. This unique option shows off both an interesting design as well as a special look at the homeowner’s aesthetic.

    #2 Integrated Appliances

    kitchen with appliances integrated into kitchen cabinet design

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    Long gone are the days of bulky appliances sticking out of your cabinetry. With current cabinet design and modern-day appliance options, your kitchen can be designed to have appliances and cabinets flush with each other. To create this uninterrupted style, the appliances can be fitted with custom surround panels to hide the original appearance and seamlessly tie in with your cabinets.

    #3 Open Shelving

    kitchen remodel with open shelving above the countertops

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    While this craze may not be a cabinet style specifically, it’s relevant because some people are choosing to skip sections of cabinetry altogether. While open shelving can be beautiful, it’s not the best choice for those of us who aren’t the most organized. Open shelving is sleek and modern, but it also means that all of your “stuff” is on display. Open shelving can bring an open, modern feel to your kitchen while also giving the illusion of more space. Open shelving is a great option for anyone that has more display items (think a favorite mug set, family heirloom cookbook or decorative vases). Remember that every item displayed on open shelving will impact the overall aesthetic of the room.

    #4 Bold Colors

    kitchen remodel with bold blue cabinets and white countertops

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    Bold colors are here to stay. Over the last few years, we’ve seen more homeowners choosing statement colors for their cabinetry to create a more personalized feel. If you’re already going through the process of getting custom cabinets, many homeowners are also choosing custom colors. Often these custom hues look like a neutral base like grey with blue or green undertones. Other people choose to go a little bolder and brighter will full-on jewel tones like navy blue, emerald green, and even jeweled plumb tones.

    #5 Minimalism

    minimalist kitchen design with white cabinetry

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    Minimalism is the perfect style for anyone who sees clean lines, organization and efficiency as their kitchen holy trinity. With sleek and stylish materials, the minimalistic style is modern, elegant, and clutter-free. Don’t think of minimalistic cabinetry as the bare bones option, rather think about it as doing more, using less. Free of the traditional ornate design work, minimalistic cabinets offer a simple clean aesthetics, perfect for any modern home.

    Pete Baughman

    About Pete Baughman

    Home renovation and custom home building have been a part of my life since birth. My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all Carpenters. It was only natural for me to be drawn to it as well. I worked as a Carpenter and Project lead helping him create and produce many extraordinary projects. My experiences have varied from Carpenter, Lead Carpenter, Project Manager, Production Manager, Project Developer, and Sales Manager. I started with Better Builders in 2011 and, in 2019, became an owner.