Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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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