For many performing a kitchen remodel or upgrade project, not all kitchen cabinets take on the same level of priority. Many homeowners, for instance, prioritize the display cabinet, a format that comes with a transparent front surface (usually glass) to display various objects or design themes.
At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we offer a huge range of kitchen cabinet options, from base cabinets to many vanity cabinet options. We’ll also happily help you source and locate the perfect display cabinet for your new kitchen design, whether you’re tearing the previous version down and starting from scratch or merely making some cosmetic changes. Here are a few thematic options when it comes to designing and implementing the optimal display cabinet for your new space.
Open Shelf Curio
One of the most popular traditional formats here for many homeowners is what’s known as the open-shelf curio, which features tiers of shelving behind a classic pane of glass. Its most common use is for the display of collectibles or mementos, whether they’re family heirlooms, items of achievement or any other variety.
When designing your new space, all this format requires is leaving a section of cabinetry open for display. Some choose to place this area directly above their sink if there’s enough space, while others look to other locations. A big factor to consider here: The glass type, which plays a big role in how the entire area looks. You’ll have your choice of frosted, water or seedy glass, each of which has their own benefits and drawbacks.
Home Office Format
For many other homes, an ideal use of the display cabinet is to mark an area you’re using as a home office hub within the kitchen. This is perfect for large, open kitchen designs that feature several spacious areas, where some choose to install a writing hub, a charging center or even a built-in cubby with shelves for organizing.
Some even will place a small laptop or computer in this area. And above it, using a tiered shelf cabinet with glass coverings offers a combination of aesthetics and functional benefits.
Open Storage Themes
A major trend in home design today is the open kitchen storage format, which involves breaking up rows of cabinet boxes with various accessories that put an end to any monotony present. You might consider items like a dish rack, shelving or a valance, all of which can be utilized using a basic display cabinet and some under-cabinet lighting. Some even look to a wine rack that holds glasses, bottles and other mini-bar needs for hosting social gatherings.
For more on the many potential uses of display cabinets, or to learn about any of our kitchen cabinets or accessories, speak to the staff at AWA Kitchen Cabinets today.