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10 Kitchen Cabinet Trends

Many of your know we own our own cabinet shop, crafting unique cabinetry for all of our client work, and beyond where possible. Today we're taking you behind the top 10 custom cabinetry trends we're using in kitchens.


1. Inset Cabinetry

The most 'pinned' cabinet inspiration our clients bring to us is inset cabinet style. They're set into the cabinet frame and are flush with the face of the cabinet. This is a more expensive way to build cabinetry, can often be a 25% increase in costs. If in the budget, so worth it for the timeless and custom appeal they bring to each space.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, inset cabinetry design

2. Reeded Glass

Adding glass elements is common in kitchens these days, but now we're seeing a come back with reeded glass, decorative apothecary features, tile backsplash behind glass or even a dark paint color or wall covering in the back of the cabinet.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, reeded glass details

3. Corbel Brackets

These particular brackets were made custom in our shop, but can easily be purchased online for an added decorative feature to open shelving.


 10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, decorative corbel details

4. Decorative Vent Holes

We've used this feature in two recent projects, Princeton Ave and the Kath Home, originally created to allow proper ventilation for the cabinetry. Today, we simply adore the added detail and character they bring to each space.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, decorative vent holes

10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, decorative vent holes

5. Two Cabinet Depths

Playing with cabinet depths is something we do more often than we have caught on camera, but we're sharing the range elevation from our Kath Home project to show off this unique feature.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, two cabinet depths

6. Toe Kick vs Baseboard

Majority of our cabinetry design will showcase a toe kick at the bottom. For ease of access and comfort when utilizing this countertop space. However, an island in the kitchen typically shows a baseboard trim for a more finished look.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, tie kick vs baseboards

10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, tie kick vs baseboards

7. Kerf Paneling

Our finished Biscayne Avenue main floor renovation has kerf paneling in a few areas. We have yet to professionally photograph this space, but a look at this Amber Interiors kitchen is where we found our inspiration.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, kerf paneling

8. Decorative Shallow Drawers

OK, not a kitchen, but this quaint laundry room showcases kerf paneling and shallow drawers. Details that pull this room together, giving it BIG impact. We love the use of shallow drawers in kitchen spaces where possible - do you own your grandmothers silver? What a perfect drawer to store this heirloom.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, kerf paneling and decorative shallow drawers

9. Reclaimed Wood Details

Loving this coffee nook and hood trim in a recent Minneapolis Tudor remodel, giving it warmth and beautiful contrast to an otherwise neutral kitchen. Reclaimed wood details have been around for awhile and we don't see this trend slowing down with materials harder to come by these days.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, reclaimed wood details

10. Mantel Replica

A beloved feature we pulled into our Drew Avenue and Kath Home kitchens, hood decor using a formal mantel look. Making it a statement wall in each space, highlighting the backsplash materials and creating a special moment around the heart of the kitchen.

True craftsmanship.


10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, mantel replica

10 unique kitchen cabinet trends, mantel replica

We hope to have inspired you to add a custom element to your new kitchen space, also sharing a few recent projects we think you might like:


Bayard Avenue

Whitegate Lane II

11th Avenue


Thanks for following along,

Katie Kath + Jkath Team


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