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Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 11:12 AM

What is the most popular cabinet style for home builders?

Shaker/contemporary style cabinets are extremely popular right now, topping the recommendation list of new home interior designers.

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Below are photos of Raleigh custom homes with shaker style kitchen cabinets - to give you ideas for your new home kitchen design.

What do shaker kitchen cabinets look like?

The term "shaker" refers to the cabinet door style. A shaker style cabinet door uses a five-piece design, with a recessed center panel.

Each of these kitchens feature shaker cabinets, in different wood types, stains, and finishes.

Shaker Style Cabinets #1: White Painted Maple Cabinets

These white shaker style cabinets are painted maple wood. This is a more contemporary kitchen with gray glass backsplash and black granite counters.

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Shaker Style Cabinets #2: Hickory Cabinets with Chestnut Stain

These kitchen cabinets are made from hickory wood with a "chestnut" stain. The island and perimeter cabinets are all "shaker style".

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Shaker Style Cabinets #3: Maple Wood Cabinets with Cranberry Stain

Here's another example of shaker style kitchen cabinets, in a maple wood with "cranberry" stain.

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Shaker Style Cabinets #4: Painted Antique Cabinets

The perimeter cabinets have a "Chocolate Glaze" and the island has a "Black Glaze".

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

Even the drawer fronts are shaker style, with a five piece design. Get a closer look at the shaker style drawers:

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

 

Shaker Style Cabinets #5: White and Gray Kitchen

In this kitchen, the perimeter cabinets are white shaker and the island cabinets are gray shaker.

Shaker Cabinet Styles for 2017 | Home Builder Tips and Trends

 



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Top 5 Battles in NC Kitchen Designs | Color, Tile, Cabinets & More

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors for the Kitchen

What are the top five design battles brewing over new home kitchen tile, paint, and cabinetry combinations?

  • Tans, browns, and beige vs. whites, grays, and espresso tones
  • Vertical mixed mosaic tile patterns vs. horizontal mosaic patterns
  • Painted vs. stained cabinets - in white, espresso, and maple
  • Ceramic vs. stone, metal, and other tile materials
  • Farmhouse vs. craftsman, contemporary, and traditional themes
See how these elements come together in these Five Top Kitchen Design Ideas, below:

(Click on the photos below to see floor plans and additional photos from these NC custom homes.)


Kitchen Design Idea #1: Beige Paint, Bone Tile, and Hickory Cabinets

While white painted cabinets and espresso wood stain remain popular selections for new homes, we're also seeing a return to hickory and maple kitchen cabinets with natural stains.

This country farmhouse style kitchen blends a range of natural materials and tones in the paint, tile, cabinet, and granite counter top selections.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 6108 Latte by Sherwin Williams

Tile splash: 3x6 "Bone Natural" Field Tile with a vertical mix mosaic above the range

Cabinets: Hickory cabinets with Chestnut stain

Granite Counter Tops: "Venetian Ice"

Kitchen Design Idea #2: Gray Paint, Red Tile, Two Islands with Antique Glaze

This expansive, two island kitchen blends natural tile tones with antique painted cabinets and delicious glazes on top.

The first island serves as a cooking, prep, and cleaning space while the second accommodates party platters and casual dining. (See a floor plan and additional kitchen photos here.)

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 7548 Portico by Sherwin Williams

Tile splash: 4x4'' diagonal set Noce Antique Field Tile with 2x2'' Adelaide Hills Blend with Cinnamon, Raspberry, and Vanilla

Cabinets: Lewis painted antique perimeter cabinets with a chocolate glaze and island cabinets with black glaze

Kitchen Design Idea #3: Gray Paint, Metallic Tile, Formal White Painted Cabinets

Classic, traditional elements flow alongside contemporary finishes throughout this NC new home kitchen.  Classic elements include white painted cabinets. Contemporary touches include metallic tile accents.

A window above the sink offers direct line of sight into the backyard, great for keeping an eye on kids playing outdoors - while getting down to business with the two-oven gas range.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray

Tile Splash: 5/8'' Falls Creek Blend Mosaic Tile

Cabinets: Maple wood with Antique white paint (the island cabinets are also Maple with Espresso stain)

Kitchen Design Idea #4: Beige Paint, Tan Tile, Espresso Cabinets

This luxury kitchen design features glass front cabinet doors, a stone frame around the main kitchen wall, and furniture style cabinets with a center bump-out.

Contrary to many open concept floor plans, this kitchen opens to the breakfast room, separate from the living room around the corner.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 7506 Loggia by Sherwin Williams

Tile Splash: 4x4'' Ivory Tumbled Travertine with 1x1'' Carmel Mix Hones Mosaic above the range

Cabinets: Maple with Espresso stain

Kitchen Design Idea #5: Beige Paint, Rustic Brick Tile, Slate Stain Cabinets

This island kitchen incorporates two types of cabinet materials and finishes: maple and oak wood with white paint and slate stain.

A raised eating bar opens interaction space from the kitchen to the living room, and hides the two bowl kitchen sink.

The gas range is perfect for those who love to cook complex meals with precise heating elements.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 7512 Pavilion Beige by Sherwin Williams

Tile Splash: 3x6'' Walnut Tumbled Travertine in a brick pattern with 2x12'' Walnut Tavertine Chair Rail and 1/2 x 1/2'' Branch Mix Mosaics above the range

Cabinets: Maple perimeter cabinets with Antique White Paint; Oak refrigerator cabinet and island cabinets with Slate Stain

(See a similar brick tile in this version of the Christina.)


NC New Home Kitchen Design:

Which kitchen selection combinations stand out to you? Get more ideas for every room of the home, inside our Houzz Ideabooks, here.

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets | Raleigh new home kitchen design

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 05:09 AM

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Arched Glass Cabinet Doors

Glass front cabinets often look best when used pairs, or across multiple spaces (such as adding glass doors to complement another glass design in the same room). 

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets

Arched glass front doors mirror the recessed cabinet door design in this French country kitchen. 

Cathedral Arch Glass Cabinet Doors

Glass kitchen cabinets can be used to draw attention to a specialty space - such as this butler's pantry designed as a show-case areas - which is set into the kitchen, around the corner from the formal dining room.

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets | Raleigh Custom Homes

The kitchen cabinet doors match the Provincial interior door design, which has four vertical panels with a cathedral arch on top.

Butler's Pantries with Glass Cabinet Doors

Butler pantries - whether located in the kitchen, formal dining room, or somewhere in between - are a popular place to add glass cabinet doors.

Glass Cabinet Doors | Raleigh Custom Homes

Butler's pantries were originally designed for easier access to glassware and silver as a surface for setting out appetizers, drinks, and desserts.

New home butler's pantries are now often packed with even more purpose, used as meal preparation and clean up centers, often with the aid of features such as a built-in sink and wine or beverage refrigerator in addition to showcase cabinet storage.

Textured Glass Doors

Fluted or reeded glass cabinet doors will create a clean, modern look in your kitchen.

Fluted glass designs can act as a formal display case: they will slightly obscure cabinet contents, without completely masking what's inside.

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets

In this Raleigh custom home, fluted glass front cabinets make an appearance above the living room bar and on along one kitchen wall. 

Dark Kitchen Cabinets with Glass Doors

The kitchen pendant lights echo the cabinets, with a fluted glass casing.

Formal Glass-Front Cabinet Doors

Dark kitchen cabinets lend formality to the space, especially when paired with glass-front corner cabinets.

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinet Doors

This glass cabinet door is placed to show off the homeowner's formal china set.

Glass-Front Corner Cabinet

In this Raleigh custom home, the glass door grids make the space a bit more casual, to echo this easy-living peninsula kitchen design.

Glass Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Brown and black tones pop up throughout this kitchen - from the cabinets to the granite counter tops.

Glass Doors that Lighten Up

Adding glass fronts to a corner cabinet can really lighten up a dark kitchen

Clear glass on the cabinets call out to the glass front wine refrigerator in this Raleigh custom kitchen. 

Glass Front Corner Kitchen Cabinet

Glass Pantry Doors

Glass doors are also popular additions to your kitchen pantry - such as the one in this contemporary Raleigh kitchen.

A full-height clear glass pantry door shows off this light purple painted pantry.

Glass Pantry Doors | Contemporary Kitchens

Frosted Glass Doors

If you're looking for a bit more concealment, a frosted glass pantry door will do a better job hiding clutter.

Frosted Glass Doors | Glass Pantry Doors

This Raleigh custom home pantry door announces it's presence with the word "Pantry" etched in.


The kitchen is the heart of your home, and one of the top reasons for building a Raleigh custom home. Click here to contact Raleigh custom home builder Stanton Homes or call 919-278-8070 to talk about the new home you want to design and build.

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