Published at Saturday, June 09th 2018, 22:25:37 PM. Kitchen Cabinets. By Bettine Roux Roux.
Nowadays freestanding cabinets are so rarely seen in kitchens that when they do appear they look unusual, unnatural and intriguing. There was a time, however, when everything in the kitchen was free and movable and that included both appliances and furniture, the only exception being the sink. In the 1940s, however, came a period when freestanding kitchen cabinets were considered highly impractical and out of fashion and when the style we now consider conventional was favored. Right now we’re seeing a comeback of freestanding cabinetry and we’re rediscovering all the things that made them so appealing in the first place.
Contrary to what you may think, freestanding kitchen cabinets are actually more easy to install than the conventional types. You may not even need the help of a professional which brings us to what is possibly the greatest advantage of all: the ability to retake control of your kitchen and to be in complete charge of its look, configuration, placement and even installation.
Lighting under cabinetry is one of the best things to add to a workspace because of the directed illumination it provides. This great kitchen design idea is integrated under-shelf lighting from Cabinet Lab. The custom design integrates the lighting strip into the wood, making it as much a design feature as a functional addition. The light makes a geometric design that is a modern visual touch.
Swing out corner cabinets are a good way to maximize the storage capabilities of a kitchen. In this traditional kitchen you can see a set of wire shelves, some installed inside the cabinet, under the counter, and some attached to the door. This combination offers easy access to all the shelves and their contents.