Trendy vs Timeless Cabinets
When the exciting time rolls around to give your kitchen a makeover, there are a lot of big decisions to be made. The hard logistics can be the most straight forward – such as the budget for the renovations or the scope of updates you wish to make – but when it comes to matters of style and taste, it can be overwhelming to decide what direction you want to take the designs. Traditional, modern, trendy, or artsy – there are many directions to take your interior design vision and it’s no small choice. After all, it’s a big investment and additional upgrades may not happen again for many more years, if ever. If you’re still weighing the pros and cons, here are some points of consideration when it comes to opting for a trendy or timeless aesthetic for your cabinetry.
Trendy is typically defined by what is in style at the moment. Not all trends are fleeting, and may even stick around for years and years, and it can be hard to know which is which. Designing your home with trendier tastes in mind comes with the obvious drawback that it could look dated and out of style well before it’s time to do a refresh. When it comes to cabinets, slab style doors are fairly modern, while others, such as raised or flat panel, can come and go on a shorter schedule. That being said, there are also definite advantages as well. The first and most important is your personal tastes – it’s your home, and nothing is more important than you loving it and seeing it fit your vision perfectly. But in addition to that, trendier kitchens can sell better if they’re on the market while the trends are in, as more classic styles can feel vanilla and stale to many buyers.
Classic and traditional aesthetics can lack a certain personality when it comes time to sell, or if you find yourself a little tired of the same old same old, but they can also be a safer option overall. When it comes to defining ‘timeless’ in terms of cabinetry, the most impactful aspect will first and foremost be the build style, especially doors in particular. In this area, shaker style cabinets are always a safe bet. A second significant variable will be the colors chosen – neutral tones like whites, taupes, and soft grays will always offer a more classic tone, whereas brighter colors of whatever is in style will give your kitchen a trendier feeling.
A great option for those who are on the fence is integrating timeless elements when it comes to the big ticket renovation items – like the cabinets – but adding trendier details that are easier to change over time – like the paint color on the walls or smaller decorative additions. No matter which direction you choose to go, or if you move forward with a bit of both, the most important part is that you love the kitchen you design and seeing it in your dream home for years and years to come.