In most homes, the kitchen is at the heart, where family and friends gather to prepare meals and enjoy them together. The difficult part of designing a kitchen is number of components involved to craft a well-loved, stylish, and functional kitchen. From the appliance selection to the pairing complementary cabinets and countertops, there is much to decide when designing a new kitchen or remodeling an older one. The goal of aesthetics and function can be a challenge for most homeowners. Here the experts at Tops Kitchen Cabinets share tips on choosing the right accessories for your kitchen.
Accessories to Enhance Your Kitchen
Every great kitchen has practical elements, stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, etc., but what about the accessories which offer pleasing aesthetics, enhancing the beauty of your kitchen. How do you choose? Most homeowners, unless there is a limitless budget, want to gain the beauty accessories bring to the space, but also keep the kitchen expenses cost-effective and functional. Since the cabinets are the backbone of the kitchen, offering storage as well as style, let’s focus on selecting accessories to make your cabinets more stylish and functional.
When cabinet accessories come to mind, you probably think about hardware first, and that is a great place to start. Cabinets don’t come with all the bells and whistles, so you will need to choose what works best for your kitchen cooking style, while considering aesthetics and your budget.
In most cases, homeowners, like you, have a kitchen style in mind – farmhouse, traditional, contemporary, industrial, modern, or eclectic. Whatever your style, you’ll want accessories which complement your main design elements. If you love farmhouse style, you’ll want to add an apron sink, a kitchen island, wooden crates, antique knobs and pulls. If your flair leans toward modern, you’ll choose flat panels doors, sleek linear or tubular pulls and knobs, with clean lines and uncluttered aesthetics. For industrial chic, you’ll be looking for deeper hues, lots of metal, cement counters, and iron accessories.
Once you’ve chosen your cabinets, their design and style plays a role in selecting accessories. For example, if you’ve chosen timeless Shaker style cabinets, you’ll find linear shapes for pulls and handles, like squares and rectangles, complement the style. Round pulls and handles add beauty to traditional cabinets. The goal in choosing your hardware is to complement the larger elements – particularly the cabinetry chosen – and maintain function as well.
While not always on display like exterior accessories, the interior accessories chosen for your cabinets also adds style and function to your kitchen. From drawer organizers to unique pull-out drawer solutions, these interior accessories make your kitchen a joy to use
Among the latest and greatest for cabinets are pull-out shelves which help you easily utilize those hard-to-reach corner cabinet spaces as well as drawers designed to hold all your spices in perfect order. Bottle pull-out racks are also gaining in popularity, letting you store oils, sauces, vinegars, and other tall, lean items near your preparation and cooking area and putting them in easy reach when preparing meals. Unique pull outs like baskets, crates, and more allow for open cabinetry and make grabbing oft used items simple. Two-tier pullouts make storing dishes a breeze while peg systems keep canisters and the like in place for easy access. Plus, made and measured to fit drawer organizers keep cutlery, eating and cooking utensils organized and simple to access when needed.
Call on the Team at Tops Kitchen Cabinets
The team at Tops Kitchen Cabinets are helping you accessorize your new cabinets to make your new kitchen as functional as it beautiful. Call today.