Catherine Robles. Kitchen. June 27th , 2018.
An acrylic water based glaze is the best option for an already painted kitchen cabinet. If your cabinet has not been painted in recent times, then you can choose an oil based glaze, instead of the water based one. Crackle painting and faux painting are among the other options that you can use to give your kitchen an antique look. For crackle painting your kitchen cabinets, you need two colors of latex paint and a crackle glaze. Apply the base color to your kitchen cabinets after they have been cleaned thoroughly and allow it to dry. A thick coat of crackle paint is then applied on the base color. The top color is finally applied on the crackle paint.
Although kitchen cabinets are the focal point of beauty, they still have to be functional enough to house all the essential utensils, dinnerware, pots, and pans. Contemporary kitchens use the universal design principles that focus on flexibility, intuitive use, accident prevention, and minimizing fatigue. The cabinets are easier to access, with pullout shelves, sliding drawers, and spinning 'lazy susans'. The cabinets and the drawer pulls have large stainless steel bars and usually have either no handles, or just have simplistic metallic pulls. These allow for an easy clean up and a durable functioning of your kitchen. An important focus of contemporary kitchens are the natural and other lightings, which are usually used in more numbers and are adjustable, like track lighting. Installing lights under the kitchen not only ensures increased visibility during food preparation, but also highlights the stunning details of your new contemporary kitchen cabinets and the designed interiors.
Contemporary kitchens have increasingly gained an unparalleled popularity in this modern era, thanks to their beautiful, refreshing look and user-friendly, functional designs. They are usually characterized by minimalist designs and the use of linear, geometric themes. This design style extends to the kitchen cabinets as well. Most of them feature the hallmark contemporary design styles, with their simplicity and sharp, tidy lines. As a matter of fact, the market is flooded with a vast range of contemporary, modern-day kitchen cabinets that sport different colors, designs, and finish. Thus, they add not only to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen, but also place an emphasis on functionality.
Increasingly, glass has also come into its own as the material of choice for kitchen cabinetry. Not only is it stunningly attractive and amazingly easy to keep clean, it is also possible to order it in custom colors. You can have it installed in large or small sections, to create a seamless appearance. A great idea is to combine the materials to achieve the custom design, which has led to contemporary cabinets that increasingly use a combination of stainless steel with glass, chrome with slate, or high sheen paint, with totally modern plastics.
The Contemporary Theme, Contemporary kitchen designs are all about sleek lines and solid colors, with no room for unnecessary elements. There is no room for softness when it comes to its design. As such, you have to be careful while choosing the cabinets to suit this theme. Ensure that the ones you install should be sleek and flat, without any molding or the like.
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