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Instead of choosing a bland stock variety, give your kitchen some flair with one of these creative cabinet styles.
by Danielle Taylor and Rachel Shapiro
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Old Becomes New. Add a big helping of authenticity to your kitchen with cabinets made from reclaimed wood. Weathered materials have proven they can withstand wear and tear, making them perfect for high-traffic kitchens. And if you know their history, your cabinets can serve as a conversation starter for years to come.

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Home-Style Designs. One of the most iconic images of a country kitchen is the pie safe, a simple hutch fronted with decorative punched tin that keeps cooling pies away from mischievous nibblers. Give your cabinets the country treatment with pie-safe faces, and protect your dishes and desserts while evoking fond memories from yesteryear.

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Ready for the Taking. Who says open cabinets are only for showcase pieces? House your everyday dishes on open shelves for convenience and display. You’ll find them easier to organize and access during meal prep and cleanup, and you’ll prevent an avalanche of goods from tumbling out of an overstuffed cupboard.

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A Modern Edge. Encased in glass, this eye-catching row of cabinets displays the homeowner’s collection of attractive kitchenwares and allows easy access from both sides of the central bar without blocking the flow of light.

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A Little Something Extra. Why should artistic creativity be restricted to a canvas? With decorative cabinets, your home’s design aesthetic is extended to your storage. If you eat your favorite foods from the dishes that your cabinet protects, couldn’t the actual cabinet reflect your taste as well?

 

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Distress to Impress. A great way to add charm to your kitchen is to tastefully distress your cabinets, which gives the appearance of many years of loving use and fond memories. Your cabinets shouldn’t simply just hold dishes; let it say something about the character of your home.

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Clean and Simple. If you want your cabinets to make a statement without speaking too loud, paneling creates a simple look. Cabinet paneling is a popular choice because it dresses up the kitchen without looking tacky and is subdued enough that your kitchen won’t look passé when the next kitchen trend crops up.

 

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On Display. With a plate rack cabinet, your dishware couldn’t be more accessible. Not only does this shelving style keep your dishes organized, but it also creates angles in your kitchen, spicing up your cabin’s look. You’ll never have to go digging through stacks of plates again.

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  1. I fell in love with the cabinets in the 1st photo of this page. I have walked all over the internet and can’t find a place where I might buy one for my “outhouse” bath in my new log home. Can you please tell me where they build them? The nearest reclaimed wood place near me is 7 hrs. away and they don’t build anything like that. Help. ca1amityK@hotmail.com. Thank you so much!

    Kay MearsOctober 30, 2011 @ 6:02 pmReply
  2. I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO IF YOU COULD TO SEND ME A CATALOG OF YOUR LOG CABIN KITCKEN DESIGNS, THAT SHOWS THE ACTUAL SETTING OF THE KITCHEN, LIKE THE PHOTOS ABOVE. THANK YOU. MY MAILING ADDRESS IS: PATRICIA C. MARCUM, 114-C, 5th. STREET, RICHMOND, KY., 40475-1191. THANK YOU.

    PATRICIA C. MARCUMDecember 7, 2013 @ 8:37 pmReply



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