Shaker-style cabinets add a timeless quality to this transitional kitchen. A sleek range hood and contemporary drawer pulls combine for a pleasing contrast. The dark kitchen island and white cabinetry is balanced by a neutral tile backsplash.
White cabinets will complement almost any decor you want to choose — now or 20 years from now. “To choose a style, consider the existing architecture of the home and how the cabinetry works visually within its environment,” says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. “A raised panel is often a good choice for more traditional styles, while a Shaker style (shown here) works with a modern, simple design.”
The soft gray-blue of the Shaker-style vanity draws its hue from the slate tile used on the backsplash and floor. A granite countertop with an undermount sink is streamlined and contemporary, updating this small guest bathroom.
Team Drew did an overhaul on this open kitchen on HGTV's Brother vs. Brother. The team added tile flooring that picks up the gray tones in the new stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. White shaker-style cabinets and a built-in hutch add a bit of country style to the design.
Reconsider your drawer style. Slab, or solid, drawer fronts often fit best into tight spaces and are cheaper than more ornate options. They also may work better in tighter spaces. This inspiration kitchen is by Monte Hewett Homes, a metro Atlanta builder.