Should you install cabinets that match throughout an entire home? Pros and Cons, or how to upsell based on different cabinets in different spaces.
Design and planning, two facets to the job that go hand in hand and, at times, can find themselves contradicting each other within the dozens of options available, especially when it comes to cabinets and their doors. You’ve likely poured over all the latest design trends and have a general idea of what your options are, but where do you start to hone in on specific ideas for your kitchen, office or garage cabinets? How much matching are you willing to handle before everything looks like a carbon copy of itself? Luckily, there are ways to get just the right touch of “pop” and cohesion. The best part? you don’t have to be a designer or an architect to figure this one out!
First, you’ll want to delve deeper into the cabinet brands available to you. Within these cabinet makers, there are lines of matching cabinet styles and colors which can help you get right into the groove of picking and planning. At Cabinetmaker’s Choice, we deal with the top three in quality – Fabuwood Kitchen Cabinetry, Conestoga Wood Specialties, and Executive Cabinetry.
Start by thinking about the type of space you want to create (that means styling!). If you’re looking for modern and sleek cabinet doors, Executive cabinetry has some fantastic options. Executive lines like the Classic 91st Street and the Vogue feature those straight, geometric lines that will make your kitchen look like it’s right out of your favorite style magazine.. With Conestoga Cabinets, you can custom design your way to the perfect home. For the modern look, be sure to consider the wide variety of Alternative Materials available from Conestoga.
If you’ve got multiple rooms in a house that you’re looking to outfit with new cabinets and you want harmony without repetition, try to connect these rooms with a general design element and color palette (you don’t want visitors second guessing if they’re still in the same home or if they’ve wandered off too far, would you?). This is almost a fool-proof way to assure yourself a similar style throughout the space you’re creating. You’ll generally want slightly different cabinet door types throughout the houses to hint at different uses, but there’s no reason that they can’t match.
For example, if you want to stick to a modern style, consider focusing on linearity and simplicity. Cabinet doors like the Conestoga flat panel and shaker collection are great, trendy options that work well in the kitchen. For bathrooms (think vanities and/or medicine cabinets), you can stick with the same cabinet door line for continuity but try to opt for a simpler option like the Amesbury, seeing as you’ll likely have less space and you’ll want to keep visual clutter to a minimum.
Tip! Don’t be afraid to break the rules with your cabinet journey! Cabinets are flexible and multi-use. Do you need a drawer in your office to organize your office supplies? Think about using a so-called utensil organizer! Small, thin drawers like these are also great for storing those few, but important papers you need to keep on hand. All Conestoga cabinet door lines have matching drawer fronts.
If you don’t want the hassle of selecting and coordinating different types of cabinet doors, consider using a slab door option, which works great in both kitchens and bathrooms. Executive cabinets offer a variety of flat panel cabinet door options in their Modello collection. Pick some dazzling hardware and you’re off to the races!
There are many ways to mix and match cabinets and their doors across a unit, whether it’s a kitchen, office or a garage space. Things can easily get complicated though, so try to stick to the basics. If you need more help sorting through all of your ideas, feel free to ask for help from one of our professional sales reps. Good luck and happy planning!