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Top 3 Best Wood Species For Kitchen Cabinets

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Kitchen cabinets are easy to overlook sometimes, but without them, a kitchen just wouldn’t be the same. Your cabinets give your home character and style. They hold your important kitchen stuff. They are often the first thing you see when you walk into a kitchen. So what are the best species of wood you can have for your cabinets? It depends on whether you are looking for beauty, durability, or value. Some species can combine these qualities, and there are a variety of species to choose from. So let’s have a look!

Custom Kitchen Cabinets Set Your Home Apart From The Competition

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A minor kitchen remodel is one of the top things you can do to increase your home’s value and set you apart from the competition. It is also one of the projects that will deliver a higher return than others. Your kitchen cabinets are almost like the face of your kitchen, and when you customize them, it’s just like giving that space a face lift. When a person walks into a kitchen, the eyes are often drawn to the cabinets first, since they sit at eye level.  What do your current cabinets say to your visitors?

Two Tone Kitchen Cabinets-

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One of the newest kitchen trends is to add two tone cabinets. The days of all matching cabinets is long gone and homeowners are enjoying the ability to add style and design to their kitchen.

Two tone cabinets can add a focal point to your kitchen. Making a wall of cabinets, the island or a certain area a unique color can really add style to the room and give the room a great center of attention. The two tone cabinets can make the island look more like a piece of furniture than another cabinet.

Two town cabinets can also create an optical illusion which can lower or raise the ceiling depending on your goal. Darker upper cabinets can make the ceiling feel lower and more cozy while lighter uppers can create the illusion of more space. Creating space with two different color cabinets can really transform the look of a room. Darker lower cabinets are also great at hiding dirt from feet on the toe kicks.

Adding two different color cabinets can modernize the space. Traditional kitchens have the all cabinents matching look so refinishing some with a new color can really add a modern touch. This can be a great way to change the look of the kitchen without a total remodel. The two colors can also break up the room by eliminating too much of one color. All white is a great look but it can be overpowering.

Finally, two tone cabinets can be good for a relationship. Compromising on adding both people’s favorites can allow you to both get a piece of what you wanted. Remodeling can be hard on a relationship and compomise can be hard to come to but with two cabinet colors you can have a beautiful stylish space.

Don’t be scared off by the idea of stark cabinet changes. You can do a simple combination like a white island with espresso cabinets or light gray lower and white upper cabinets. The combination can be subtle and still make a stylish impact.

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Kitchen Cabinets & Cleaning

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Kitchens are notoriously messy places and need to be cleaned regularly to help keep them looking good. Grease splatters, steam, spills and other messes can wind up on your cabinets and cause them to look worn and dingy. Keeping your cabinets clean is important, even more so if they are clean.

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Small Kitchen Additions that make a Big Difference

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Adding a custom kitchen to your home is a big deal but there are so many ways to add an additional impact to your home. Custom kitchen cabinets can become heirloom items in the right home if the family plans to maintain the residence for generations.  Adding these features can help turn any kitchen into a work of art. Adding these small rarely noticed details can be a true life changer.

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Designing your Kitchen Island

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One of the most popular kitchen features is an island. They are functional and can be a beautiful addition to you space. Kitchen islands can add eating space, prep space, storage and much more.

The first step is choosing the right kitchen island for your kitchen is to figure out how you should utilize the space. You will want to consider what your kitchen already has and what it needs. If you have an eat in kitchen you likely wont want to add dining space but you may want to add additional storage. A raised bar is another beautiful addition to a counter height kitchen island.

Kitchen Cabinets: #1 Most Desired Among Home buyers!

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If you have spent any time at all watching renovation or home buying reality television shows, you’ve probably seen a common theme among buyers and remodelers concerning kitchens. No matter how the rest of the house looks, if the kitchen is top-notch everyone seems to be pretty happy!