Today, homes are being designed with open floor plans rather than small individual rooms. You'll find that cabinetry design is embracing this new trend to create large open living areas by creating cabinetry that has the look of furniture. With more space to be creative, cabinets don't have to be pushed to the room's perimeter but can become part of furniture groupings that are a key component to the overall design, functionality and décor of the living space.
You can achieve this "furniture" look by combining cabinetry and shelving units with structural details such as feet, box fillers, posts, moldings, and other decorative elements. Our designers have put together some helpful design tips to give your cabinetry a unique look.
When it comes to kitchen designs it's no longer aesthetically desirable to have four walls with rows of cabinets, but rather to use freestanding groupings of cabinetry to form hutches, worktables, armoires, and baker's racks. By simply using different cabinet finishes you can create a contrasting look and can add much to the impression of separate pieces of furniture.
While cabinetry is mostly used in the kitchen, don't forget to consider cabinetry in other areas of your home like the family room, hobby room, bathroom or work/office space.