Efficiency Over Quality: Top 5 Kitchen Cabinet Styles and Trends

Olivia Cirocco
 | September 15, 2021

The kitchen is one of the areas in the house where you could exhaust your decorative skills. Most homeowners decorate their home during the building or after the building process. But when it comes to the kitchen, homeowners like to upgrade there kitchen annually from the countertops, flooring, backsplash, and especially the cabinetry.

Many parts of the kitchen are subject to fashion and trends, and as always, the kitchen can be a versatile place to design and decor according to your preference. Kitchen cabinetry is not just for storage purposes. But it’s one essential component to your kitchen’s design when you’re planning on having a significant renovation.

Kitchen cabinet design hasn’t changed over the past years. It’s still the crown jewel of the kitchen that brings everything together. Today, there’s a rising movement concerning minimalism and simplicity when it comes to kitchen cabinetry. So, do you want to take your cabinets to a whole new level? Here are the popular kitchen cabinet trends.


Kitchen shelves are an excellent addition to the kitchen, but not necessarily a “must-have” for most homeowners. If you’re the type of person who likes to display chinawares in your kitchen, then there’s no other kitchen shelve design that would suit your idea. With the right design and organization, you could create a particular style for your shelves.

Choosing kitchen shelves than typical cabinetry is becoming a trend for everyone. While you may find it difficult to go with your closed door wall cabinetry, open shelving would give you a lot of benefits. If you build open shelving for your kitchen, it will give the area a bright and airy ambiance. In addition to that, it’ll make your area feel spacious.

Having an open shelve design for your kitchen is efficient, especially if you’re an active cook. Since you can see what’s above or on the shelf, it’ll be easier for you to identify which thing you’ll grab as you don’t need to open cabinet doors to look at the products. Always be cautious about what you’ll place on the shelves as it will affect the aesthetic of your kitchen.

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Dark themed kitchen cabinets are one of the styles that never gets old. Since then, dark colored furniture and cabinets portray classiness. In addition to that, it makes your kitchen look neat and elegant. For example, dark blue cabinets look handsome, especially when topped with butcher block countertops. It makes your kitchen on-trend and classic.

Moreover, aside from dark blue cabinets, matte black furniture also is on-trend. It makes your kitchen look elegant and fancy at the same time. So if you’re the type of homeowner who likes their kitchen simple but classy, then dark themed kitchen cabinets would be the most suitable style for you. It also has a welcoming ambiance which makes you comfortable.


Nowadays, some homeowners don’t mind about the designs and styles, but they would like to look into the efficiency of their kitchen. Before, kitchen cabinets are uncomplicated and well-equipped if homeowners include a lazy susan and a built-in rack for spices. Kitchen cabinets way back before are plain and spacious compared today.

But when you’re looking at the efficiency of the cabinets, today’s much more efficient than before. You may think that a kitchen cabinet is spacious before, but when it comes to capability and utilizing kitchen equipment, it’s better to choose a customized and efficient cabinet for your kitchen.

Storage options today are plentiful and sufficient which gives you the satisfaction you’re looking for your kitchen. You can install bread boxes, pullout trays, and narrow spaces which you can customize for your cooking pans, muffin tins, and cookie sheets. Be creative as you can be and make your kitchen as efficient as it gets.


If you want to have an efficient and functional kitchen design, then customize your cabinets to fit into the corners. Most homeowners do this with their kitchen cabinets to add extra space in their kitchen. They’ll come in handy especially when you’re actively using your kitchen. It can also add to the overall functionality and visual appearance of your kitchen.

Some homeowners don’t like the odd shape of a corner cabinet. If that’s your case, then try installing two slimmer cabinets on both sides intended for cooking sheets, baking sheets, and cooking trays. In this way, you won’t have to deal with odd looking kitchen cabinet shape.

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Most homeowners today want something unique about their kitchen. They want something that can build a character and personality. If that’s the case, then color is the most effective way of separating your kitchen to the typical ones. An exquisite color on your cabinets can make all the difference and separate you from the other designs.

It’s one of the new trends too that most home improvement companies are taking notice. Even though most companies provide the latest hue, they are still attracted to the masses.

Therefore, these companies are teaming up with paint companies and other home improvement companies such as GIA Renovations to provide a limitless array of designs to inspire homeowners.


Home improvement can be complicated, especially if you’re following every trend for the past years. If you’re the type of homeowner which relies upon the fashion trend, then you’ll have to renovate your kitchen annually. But to some homeowners, they like to design their kitchen that would probably last for a decade before planning a new one.

In this way, you’ll have to plan every little detail in your kitchen, especially your kitchen cabinetry. Kitchen cabinets don’t last long mainly if the materials used were not that of high quality. If you’re keeping an eye on your budget, you can look for durable yet affordable materials in the stores.

Consider these five kitchen designs to make your kitchen more functional and efficient. But before everything else, always make sure to get the help of professionals if your work is out of your hand. Always remember, change is inevitable, and it’s still efficiency over quality. So make sure you install the best cabinetry for your kitchen design.

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Olivia Cirocco

Design Manager

As a Bachelor of Interior Architecture graduate of The University of South Australia, Olivia has gained extensive experience in the field. In addition to developing critical analysis skills, Olivia learned how to implement creative, environmentally and socially sustainable settings. Using these techniques she has since enjoyed specialising as a bathroom and kitchen designer.


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