Stunning Kitchen Cabinets

Are your kitchen cabinets scratched, faded? Outdated? Just plain boring? Do you need to prepare for a home sale? Are you moving into a new house or building your dream home? At Cabinet Concepts, we know how you feel. We serve Greensboro’s kitchen cabinet needs, and can provide you with the opportunity to create your new custom kitchen. In fact, we’re not just in the business of providing beautiful kitchen cabinets to Greensboro residents; we’re in the business of making dreams come true. We offer a wide variety of products and design options, so whether you’re looking for Traditional, Old World, English Country, French Provincial, Shaker or Craftsman, we have something to suit your unique aesthetic.

Because there is such a diverse selection, choosing your new kitchen cabinets should be a fun, thoughtful, and deliberate process. Below, we break down some of your options.

 

Wood Species for Kitchen Cabinets

The type of wood you choose for your new kitchen cabinets is important because it determines longevity, durability, look and feel.

  • Maple: This popular species is strong and durable with a uniform grain and texture.  It’s also resistant to abrasion.  A light, creamy color with tones of yellow, brown, and pink, it is ideal for both traditional and contemporary kitchens.

 

  • Cherry: This is one of the easiest hardwoods to work with and is prized for its uniform grain pattern and rich natural color. Its smooth texture takes stain well.  Although it is strong, its light reddish color deepens with age and exposure to sunlight.

 

  • Oak: Strong, durable, and resistant to moisture and fading, this species is a very heavy and hard wood. Its grain lends itself to a nice finish, its natural colors to an understated beauty.  Oak suits both modern and rustic styles and has long been a well-loved standard.

 

  • Bamboo: This is an excellent choice for environmentally-conscious consumers.  Bamboo grows and spreads more quickly than other trees and releases about 35% more oxygen into the air. It is harder, denser, and more moisture-resistant than even oak hardwoods, and is available in both vertical and horizontal grains. It’s good to be green!

 

  • Alder: Although softer and more susceptible to dents and scratches, this fine, brown-hued neutral wood takes stain exceptionally well.

 

  • Mahogany: A premier wood for cabinetry, this species is known for its unique pink color that darkens to a reddish-brown with age. Its grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium, coarse texture. Because it’s not given to knots or voids, it’s a foremost wood for cabinet-making.

 

  •  Walnut: This is an exceptionally beautiful hard wood, whose dark coloring is infused with browns and purplish blacks. However, because of that dark natural coloring, it does not respond to stain quite as well as other lighter woods.  But its straight to varied grain provides striking depth when finished in natural to lighter tones. Its uniform texture lends itself nicely to accents, inlays, carvings and lathes. Walnut has a long history and set the American standard for furniture-making.

 

Door Styles for Kitchen Cabinets

Probably the most important and fundamental design decision, your cabinets’ door style will determine the finished look of your kitchen.

  • Traditional: Recalling American and European homes of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, this style is all about formality and elegance. These cabinets often include ornate molding and trim, raised paneling, and deep, rich color.

 

  • Country: Cheery and bright, these antique-looking kitchen cabinets are always cozy and welcoming. They are often painted and glazed white or light colors, with beadboard paneling, decorative shelving and classic moldings.

 

  • Shaker: These cabinets take on a minimalist approach, emphasizing functionality and simplicity. Form follows function in the Shaker style. They have clean and uncluttered lines, featuring streamlined, square-paneled doors with sharp edges. There are no curves or ornate, sculpted pieces.

 

  • Craftsman: These cabinets celebrate superior hand-craftsmanship and hand-joinery. Small, intricate detail work is prominently displayed: simple, stylized motifs to embellish surfaces and arched valances. Doors are often the warm colors of Quarter-Sawn Oak, Cherry or Maple, and whether they feature flat or raised paneling, there are always straight, square edges. Leaded glass inserts are also a popular staple.

 

  • Contemporary: Sleek and streamlined, these cabinets are flat, geometric and minimal. There is never any molding, raised paneling, wood carvings or any other ornamentation. Materials are typically man-made, including metal, plastic, recycled goods, concrete, and glass. They may sometimes feature warmer elements, such as natural stone and interesting wood veneers.

 

 Decorative Accents for Kitchen Cabinets

Decorative accents, however small, can transform the look of your kitchen with small expense. Your new custom kitchen is really in the details.

  • Hardware: Includes pulls, knobs and handles. You can choose from brushed or polished nickel, stainless steel, brass, vintage glass, bronze, antique pewter, etc.

 

  • Corbels and Onlays: These are decorative embellishments that have the look of fine furniture. Available finished and unfinished, they provide bold, dramatic flavor.

 

  • Moldings/Valances: The wide array of finishes and styles lends texture, depth, and character to your kitchen cabinets.

 

  • Decorative Inserts: These give the perfect finishing touch to any cabinet and are especially ideal for the Crafstman style. The options are endless: glass with beveled edges, antique glass, wood mullions, metal mesh inserts, etc.

 

If you live in Greensboro, kitchen cabinets don’t have to be your worry anymore. We’ll consult with you and handle the details. Call Cabinet Concepts in Greensboro for your new kitchen cabinets at (336) 268-2028 or schedule a visit to our showroom, today!