Kitchen cabinets ought to be spacious and functional, taking into account the
size of the kitchen and the number of people living in it. A typical Singaporean
house is a condominium/apartment style flat. Spatial limitations are challenges
that need to be overcome. Designers and carpenters alike have to be creative in
order to maximize every space there is.
However, though function and use should be the top concern in designing kitchen
cabinets, aesthetics and beauty can still be forwarded at the same time. It need
not be compromised. Style and function can be merged albeit limited space in
this small but progressive nation-city.
Use Dark-Colored Wood with Silver Linings
This kitchen cabinet design will appear well if constructed out of dark wood
colored materials with silver lines. This is simple yet classy, modern and
minimalist yet very masculine. It is perfect for bachelors or individuals who
are on the go, athletic and have passion for outdoors and extreme sports. The
dark wood emphasizes muscle, power and vigor that are normally associated with
men who are gym-goers and extreme sports enthusiasts.
The silver linings will give it a shape and will balance the bland colors of
wood. It will also accessorize the kitchen cabinets by revealing its individual
pockets, the openings and doors, as well as the hinges. To complete the modern
kitchen look, the sink area should match the silver lining, by coating it with
aluminium cover instead of colourful tiles.
Plain Colors That Stand Out
If you are a minimalist and want your kitchen simple yet fashion forward, you
can still use those classic plain white color for your kitchen cabinets, but
this time, pair it with any wood color in order to balance the brightness. White
kitchen cabinets are clean, sleek and perfect for small areas like condominiums
and apartments. White kitchen cabinets will bring wide, spacious silhouette to
an otherwise limited space.
This clean and minimalist atmosphere is also perfect for bachelors who are
living alone. Though it is white and bit feminine, the wood-colored portion will
strike a balance, and will qualify it as a professional gentleman's kitchen. The
white and wood colored cabinets are also universal colors, thus finding perfect
furniture to match the entire kitchen's theme will be easy. This will leave you
more design options for the dining area and the living room.
Explore Different, Unconventional Shapes
You can also play with the cabinet's shapes and creative edges. You do not need
to limit your choice to the traditional; rectangular cuts present in the market
today. Check out some kitchen cabinet that shows curves rather than edges. The
entire cabinet's base can be shaped to give it a pebble-like contour, which will
be the basis of its bent doors.
Note though that using this type of kitchen cabinets, especially in places like
Singapore where families are usually in apartment buildings, could cause you a
little more space. Moreover, using this design for kitchen cabinets would
require you to make corresponding adjustments to the sink area and the dining
table, so much so that the latter should likewise compliment the curves that you
have adopted to maintain cohesiveness and consistency. The success of curved
kitchen cabinets rest on how well they blend with the other elements of the
kitchen such as the sink and the appliance.
Glass and See-Through Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets made of see-through materials are not yet outdated. It can
still bring elegance to the kitchen the way we see it on classical movies where
big, grand houses use glass cabinets to showcase the owner's finest collection
of wines, expensive glasses, utensils and the like.
We can still utilize the same feel even with our limited space. This kitchen
cabinet design will knock on your creative and artistic side by letting you
design the cabinet through its contents. You can put your wines and other
expensive kitchen materials in a nicely done cabinet that visitors can look at
anytime. This kind of kitchen cabinet borrows some elements from open shelving
where one only places racks without any doors, thus making the items on display
the main attraction on its overall design. The same thing happens in glass
cabinets where items inside are as much part of the cabinet's design.
Chalk Board Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets may increase its utility by making use of chalkboards as its
primary material. This will turn your kitchen cabinets into a useful checklist.
Things like grocery list could just be written on it. It may also be used to
write some other household reminders like due date of every bills, or short
notes for some members of the family or housemates.
Though chalkboards may look plain and bland for some, that chalkboard will come
to life once your kids come and express creativity on it. Colored chalks can
bring creations to your cabinets by turning it into a canvass. Though you could
hardly call it a high fashion kitchen cabinet, it will nonetheless bring a cozy,
customized, laidback atmosphere to your kitchen. If you have kids between 6 to
10 years old at home, this kind of kitchen cabinet can be the answer. If you
could hardly visualize it, go and check out your favorite coffee house and see
how they creatively introduce their new concoctions through colored chalks and
Combined Upholstery and Creative Lightings
Kitchen cabinets do not have to be made of wood or other conventional materials.
One can simply upholster the kitchen cabinets to get some unique look. It will
not only bring unique texture, but also creative patterns like those that we see
in furniture fabrics. Now, upholstery is not something we can do every day. So
with this design, dark colors will be utilized in order to hide accidental
spills that happen in the kitchen almost every day. The fabric will be carefully
selected as well to withstand liquid spills and enable you to clean it with
To highlight the designs of this cabinet, creative lightings will be used. LED
lights can strategically be placed under or at the back of every cabinet to hide
the bulb and only reveal the light without its source.