Cabinet Components Offer Beauty With a Purpose

While style is always a top priority in the kitchen, purposeful design continues to be a key trend – and nowhere is this more evident than in today’s cabinet components. Today’s kitchens spotlight organized and accessible storage, with convenience features like auto-on LED lighting for interiors, touch-to-open and quiet-close functionality on doors and drawers and pop-up or pop-out specialty storage for everything from electrical outlets to appliance stands.

From a style standpoint, texture remains hot, seen in everything from glass cabinet door inserts to rich graining in moulding and trim options.

Below are some of the latest trends in cabinet components right now.

–The continued move from cabinets with doors to cabinet drawers has upped the game for slides, resulting in more heavy-duty, full-extension slides that offer higher weight-bearing capacity.

–Soft close continues to trend, and moves more into the mainstream, with growing demand for this at all price points. Touch or tap to open is also a growing trend.

–Drawers are showcasing slimmer sides to allow for greater interior capacity.

–Cabinet components also focus in lightening and brightening up cabinet interiors, from beautiful glass door inserts that let the light in to interior lighting that turns on automatically when a door or drawer is opened.

–While the overall look is still clean and streamlined, more subtle decorative details are showing up, including corbels with simple metallic accents, furniture-style feet and classic crown moulding, often with textural elements to add visual interest.

–Just because it’s hidden behind a door or in a drawer doesn’t mean that it’s appearance doesn’t matter; trendy finishes such as warm metallics and rustic woods are being used inside and out to add beauty to today’s cabinet components.


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