Published at Sunday, 29 October 2017 by Wiatt Lambert in Cabinets & Drawer, with total 69 drawings.
A kitchen with a lot of natural light is a natural for black cabinets. If your kitchen is short on sunshine, then make sure you have a good lighting plan for it — pendant lights, under-cabinet lights, even in-cabinet lights if you decide on those metal grid inserts or glass-paneled fronts. One caveat from Jennifer: Don't put lights too close to the cabinet doors because this will create a "hot spot" where the light hits them. Even if you do have a lot of natural light, more of the man-made kind will keep the kitchen from becoming a black hole. Jennifer's other caveat is that black cabinetry may show smudges and fingerprints more easily than wood ones, so consider your cleaning style in your decision.
You can also get a brand new look by refacing your cabinets for half the cost of a complete replacement. For a complete replacement though, and if you have the time and patience for it, you can scour thrift stores, cabinetry shops and home improvement stores often for deals on discounted and clearance cabinets. Just be patient until you find what you want.
Your cabinet doors can be multifunctional, as well. Add a memo or chalk drawing board to one, and keep a household calendar or let the kids (and adults!) express their artistic side. Lastly, to contrast the look of sleek, stainless steel appliances, consider gently distressing your cabinets or adding a textured paint or stain to connote history and create a cozy, welcoming kitchen.