Cookies on the Kitchen Compare website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Kitchen Compare website.

Designing your kitchen (3) Kitchen Cabinets

Style and functionality are the two key things you’ll need to consider when selecting your kitchen cabinets. The perfect marriage of these two elements will result in a kitchen that looks fantastic and improves your style of living.

Style

  • Modern gloss cabinets look sleek and give off a contemporary feel that creates space and light in small spaces, especially if you choose pale colours or go for a bright white. Opt for handleless cupboards and the look will be streamlined even further by the uninterrupted lines and uncluttered finish.

  • To make an immediate impact choose bright cabinets, such as this red gloss option, that makes a feature of your cupboard space and adds vibrancy and character to a larger kitchen.

  • For a subtler touch of character consider painted shaker cabinets in subdued colours that combine a modern look with a traditional feel and warmer appearance. Or go for the ultimate classic look and invest in solid wood units that are luxurious and will stand the test of time. In each case, make sure that your choice of cabinet teams well with your chosen worktop.

  • Handles are often the finishing touch in a kitchen and help to personalise your space. Choose from bow, bar and cup candles to knobs, glass door pulls and inset handles.
  • Functionality

    Think about mixing up your cabinet sizes so they suit your needs and tailor the inside of your cupboards to match. For example, pull-out pantry cupboards that are tall and slim can fit in tight spaces but provide lots of room and are easy to access. You may also want carousel style corner cabinets that maximise space, shelving units that you can completely pull out of corner cupboards, soft close hinges, larder units, extra drawers and deeper pan drawers.

    Take a look at our Pinterest page for some fantastic design ideas that feature different cabinet styles, colours, finishes and materials! There’s heaps of inspiration all in one place!

    9 May 2017