Published at Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 21:22:05 PM. Kitchen Cabinets. By Lucia Marino.
It’s the hub of the house and the space most often upgraded or refreshed: The kitchen. Improvements in technology and materials have expanded the options for new kitchen design ideas, whether you are considering an upgrade or a complete renovation. From functional details to the newest appliances, stylish choices abound to help make the kitchen more comfortable and efficient.
The choices for kitchen appliances have grown far beyond the standard stove, oven and dishwasher. Today’s cook can choose from a variety of special appliances that fit his or her particular cooking style. Just about every cooking surface or appliance imaginable can be incorporated into kitchen design ideas. A fun kitchen from Monogram of Canada features the company’s built-in wall pizza oven that has its own integrated ventilation system. No more take-out because pizza lovers can get professional results at home!
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.
Although, like always, there are both pros and cons to consider, we have a feeling that the pros outnumber the cons in this case. We’ll start by mentioning just how practical freestanding kitchen cabinets are. A lot of them are finished on all sides which means you can basically move them around and create different configurations whenever you want to. You might however be limited by the length of the countertop.