Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

Traditional kitchen cabinetry never goes out of style. Try these top ideas for timeless kitchen storage complete with one-of-a-kind touches.

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    Custom Character

    Bin-style handles add to the traditional character of this dark gray hutch, which was designed to resemble a vintage apothecary cabinet and boosts storage in a space with minimal upper cabinets. The glass-front cabinetry boasts sanded edges for a hint of patina.

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    Casual Display

    A mix of open and closed white cabinets create practical storage and display space for ironstone dishware. Crown molding enhances the traditional look, while built-in cubbies in the base cabinets provide a home for cutting boards and cherished antiques.

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    Do It Yourself!

    See how to convert your existing cabinets into open shelves.

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    Classic Clean Lines

    Custom cabinetry stretches to the ceiling to maximize storage in this stylish space. Dual appliance garages outfitted with electrical outlets sit on either side of the mother-of-pearl backsplash for functional symmetry.

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    Blue Beauty

    Rustic cabinets in a deep blue finish are glazed and crackled to convey timeworn charm. A mix of antiqued-pewter and weathered-bronze hardware completes the bold storage selection inspired by the Italian countryside.

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    Tall Order

    Traditional cabinetry gets a fresh look with light gray-green paint. The soft hue complements the deep tones in the walnut flooring and weather brick backsplash. Square glass-front cabinets crown the upper cabinetry, serving as eye-catching display space and lightening the room's overall look.

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    Delicate Details

    An ethereal shade of silvery-green paint gives these traditional cabinets an edge, while a glaze provides depth. Elaborate millwork decorates lower cabinet doors, while two glass-front cabinets frame the above-sink window.

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    Golden Glow

    A coat of sumptuous yellow paint gives traditional Shaker-style cabinets a cheery update. Decorative brackets, toe-kicks, and trim work introduce architectural richness to the sunny space, while open shelves and a plate rack provide convenient storage for shapely serving pieces.

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    Form Meets Function

    This traditional-with-a-twist kitchen was inspired by classic Hamptons architecture. A glaze on the custom flat-panel cabinetry and crown molding heighten intricate detailing. Chicken wire adds interest to the hutchlike built-in cabinets that flank the entry to the dining room. White bronze hardware provides a honed finish.

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    Sophisticated Grays

    Built-in custom cabinetry provides a narrower silhouette that fits in the small kitchen without taking up much space while still adding storage. A coat of gray taupe paint modernizes the traditional kitchen cabinets that feature both glass-front and inset panel doors. 

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    Fit for Family

    Neutral paint color and finishes guarantee this tailored cabinetry will never go out of style. Columns frame base cabinets that open to reveal rollout shelves and a built-in ironing board in the island. 

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    Budget Update

    A few gallons of pretty cream-color paint refreshed this cozy kitchen for less. Oil-rubbed bronze cabinet hardware ties the home's traditional style into the space, while green paint and glass-front display doors on the island create a focal point with storage.

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    Easy (and Inexpensive!) Painted Cabinets

    Skip expensive custom cabinetry, and bring your existing kitchen storage up to date with paint. Watch as we show you how to paint cabinets for a fresh new look.

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    Wooded Warmth

    Crisp, classic white walls and countertops allow the warmth of Douglas fir cabinets to stand out. The custom wood cabinetry serves as a focal point and incorporates the refrigerator for a convenient food-prep zone.

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    Sunny Side Up

    Inset cabinet panels and soft yellow paint give classic style to this soothing space. A dishwasher wisely hides behind similar paneling next to the built-in armoire for easy cleanup. Chicken wire cabinet door inserts and cup pulls bring a European touch to the room.

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    Stunning Blend

    Thin horizontal tiles on this modern backsplash contrast with the vertical wood grain of traditional kitchen cabinets for a playful mashup of styles. The wood cabinetry, decorated with leaded glass insets, warms up a contemporary countertop and stainless-steel appliances.

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