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Innovative Cabinet Accents for the Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and like all things pertaining to the heart it's the little things that make the difference. Whether it's intricately detailed glass inserts, decorative molding, creative lighting, designer hardware or innovative storage solutions, choosing the right finishing touches can truly make the room your own.

Innovative Cabinet Accents for the Kitchen

This kitchen is from Timberlake Cabinetry's® Portfolio Select® Series, which is their top tier collection of cabinets featuring the style, quality and accents found in expensive custom-built cabinetry. Pictured is the Rushmore collection in painted maple with decorative glass door inserts, dovetail hardwood drawers, pewter hardware, Cushion Close® technology and much more.

Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, glass cabinetry inserts will add an element of sophistication and style to your kitchen design. From classic to textured, etched or camed, glass inserts create a feeling of open space within the cabinetry while showcasing your serving ware.

Interior cabinet lighting helps you easily locate cooking essentials or elegantly showcase stemware. Make food prep easier by illuminating counter space with under cabinet task lighting. If you want to create a soft light above or below your cabinets, you'll want to consider linkable puck lighting and strip sets. Look for interior cabinet lighting, which automatically illuminates the space each time you open a door or cabinet drawer. For a more elegant statement, mount decorative task lighting over your cabinets and shelves.

Very few decorative accents can transform a room quite like moldings. Decorative moldings provide your cabinetry and furniture with style and structure to create an overall graceful balance throughout the room. Here are some molding ideas to consider when designing your new cabinets:

  • Above cabinet molding evokes a certain style and creates height in your kitchen by carrying the beauty of the cabinetry to the ceiling.
  • Elegant at-ceiling molding gives your cabinetry a traditional feel with a contemporary twist.
  • Don't forget to dress up the bottom of your cabinets with decorative molding.
  • Ornaments, onlays and corbels add decorative detail to wall hoods, cabinet fronts, ceiling treatments and above cabinet moldings.

The kitchen's wall hood creates a focal point in your kitchen, whether it's over the island where the family gathers or above the range where the cook prepares a meal. Today's style trends call for wall hoods in beautiful wood or streamlined stainless steel.

If you want your wine collections to be incorporated into your kitchen design, you should check the specialty storage options of your cabinet manufacturer, as well as companies like Wine Cellar Innovations®. They are known for creating custom wine racks and cabinets so you can properly store and showcase your wine collections.

When it comes to storage options, the list is endless for food, tableware, preparation, cooking and clean up. You'll find a wide range of cabinet and drawer sizes when it comes to roll-out trays, rotating shelves, drawer dividers and organizers.

Innovative Cabinet Accents for the Kitchen

KraftMaid® Harmony® Storage Solutions make up one of the most comprehensive lines of storage solutions in the cabinet industry. They have over 200 innovative and elegant options broken down by room, work zone and solution, so it's easy to create a kitchen that's more organized, more functional and more livable than you ever imagined.

Streamlined and refined or elegantly detailed, most cabinet manufacturers offer a wide selection of decorative knobs, pulls and coordinating accents to add the finishing touch to your cabinetry selection. You can also choose from materials like stainless steel, brass, pewter, iron, ceramic or hardwood stained to match your cabinetry.