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Much like your kitchen countertops, your kitchen cabinetry has a big role to play. Not only does it set the tone for the design aesthetic you wish to create, but it also can make or break how the space performs for you and your family on a daily basis.

When you’re selecting new cabinets for your kitchen remodel in Delaware, you have to balance function and form. In other words, the option you choose needs to complement your interior design style while also serving as the perfect storage solution for your particular lifestyle needs.

What is Trending for Kitchen Cabinets in 2021?

In general, cabinetry tends to be the single most expensive construction cost when remodeling a kitchen, potentially consuming about 30% of your budget. If you’re updating kitchen cabinets as part of your home improvement, you want to make the most of that investment. The first step is to ensure you have a clear vision for your space, how you want it to look, and what changes you’re making so it functions better.

It also doesn’t hurt to find out what colors, designs, and new technology are trending and could potentially increase the appeal and value of your home in northern Delaware. As you design your upcoming kitchen remodel, here are a few cabinet ideas to use for inspiration:

1. Installing Roll-out Cabinets

One cabinet design idea that isn’t exactly new but has gained traction in recent years is less doors and more drawers. Homeowners who are tired of wasting their prep time digging through cavernous cabinets are adding different types of pull-out shelves and other interior accessories to increase convenient access to the dry goods, dishes, and kitchen supplies stored in their cabinets. There are various types of pull-out shelves, including undermount drawer sliders, organizers and baskets, and box-style shelves and drawers, to name a few. You can also store your smaller appliances and dishes in drawers designed specifically for that purpose.

2. Converting to the Dark Side

The all-white kitchen is gradually becoming passe while bold, dark colors such as black and navy rise in popularity—a trend that is likely to continue in 2021. You can create an environment that is at once luxurious, inviting, and livable with black cabinetry, countertops, and even walls. Soften the look of your edgy, ultra-chic kitchen with a few natural elements like textured wood and pops of bright color. However, black cabinetry also pairs well with steel, glass, and marble for a distinctly modern kitchen style.

3. Picking a Distinct Color for Your Island

Kitchen islands have become a must-have for the modern household as they provide a central gathering spot and also increase the amount of multifunctional storage, prep space, and seating in your kitchen. When renovating your cabinets, try selecting a unique and striking color that differs from the rest for your kitchen island. Your kitchen island becomes a beautiful centerpiece with a bright hue that contrasts other neutral colors and textures in your kitchen. Some of the latest cabinet color trends include various shades of greige, gray-blue and grayish blue-green, forest green, deep bronze and coffee-colored stains. 

4. Using Butcher Block for a Kitchen Island

For your 2021 kitchen remodel, consider swapping out the countertop on your kitchen island for durable, functional, and attractive butcher block. This material is easy to maintain, with just the need for an occasional coat of mineral oil. Plus, it fits into a variety of different kitchen design styles, from farmhouse and modern to French country and Craftsman. When it comes time to use your kitchen after the upgrade, you have the added bonus of being able to prep directly on the surface of your kitchen island countertop.

5. Building a Kitchen Larder or Pantry

Households with both small and large kitchens are invested in creative storage solutions which have given rise to larders and pantries. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you can build a walk-in pantry to organize and store a majority of your dry goods, dishes, small appliances, and utensils you rarely use. If you’re dealing with a smaller kitchen, your remodeler can help you design a clever storage solution to maximize use of your existing space. In either case, pantries and larders enable you to maintain a more organized, less-cluttered kitchen, and they also mitigate the need for your kitchen to be full of wall cupboards. You can instead add open shelving, a beautiful tile backsplash or a piece of artwork that contributes to an open, spacious, and inviting atmosphere.

6. Using Reclaimed Wood

Homeowners are looking for ways to be more eco-friendly which is why using reclaimed wood is one of the latest kitchen cabinet trends. Pecky cypress, in particular, is having its turn in the spotlight. With long, narrow burrows and cavities, this material presents a grainy texture and plenty of visual interest. Even if you’re using prefabricated or stock cabinetry for your 2021 kitchen remodel, companies and manufacturers are developing alternatives made of natural, eco-friendly materials.

7. Hiding Your Kitchen Appliances

To further the clean, minimalist appearance of your kitchen in Delaware, consider tastefully hiding your appliances behind beautiful wood paneling that mimics the look of your remodeled cabinets. This approach results in a very sleek, cohesive kitchen environment without detracting from its function. Your smaller appliances can be placed in your walk-in pantry or an appliance garage to further de-clutter the space and keep your countertops free.

Kitchen Remodeling for Your Delaware Home

Kitchens play an integral part of the daily routine for many families in Delaware. You want your space to be as functional, convenient, and as welcoming as possible. A big part of that is making smart decisions when it comes to your new kitchen cabinets. At Bromwell Construction Company, custom kitchen renovations happen to be one of our specialties. Whether you want a simple kitchen refresh or a total makeover and reconfiguration, we can help you maximize each aspect of your kitchen to enhance both your quality of life and the value of your Delaware home, even during COVID.

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