Country-style kitchen cabinets have become a popular choice among homeowners looking to create warm, welcoming spaces for friends and family. What exactly are country-style kitchen cabinets? We have the facts for you right here.
The cost of installing country-style kitchen cabinets depends entirely on the size of the job, cost of labor and type of cabinets used. Models range from more expensive custom-made cabinets to DIY easy-to-assemble cabinets from a local hardware store. There’s another option as well; if you’re looking to make your existing cabinets more country-style, you might even consider “antiquing” them with certain paint techniques—an inexpensive alternative.
In keeping with the original purpose of the country kitchen, country-style cabinets are usually very sturdy and can easily stand up to daily wear and tear.
When it comes to cleaning wood cabinets, the process is generally an easy one, as long as it’s done regularly before grease and grime are allowed to set in.
Protect cabinets from future stains by applying a light furniture wax (either liquid or paste).
Generally, they can be split into four different types or styles: Casual (or “American”) Country, English Country, French Country, and Formal Country. Casual country incorporates rustic scenes (i.e. cows, chickens, fruits, and vegetables) into the theme; English Country has cleaner, simpler lines and may have glass fronts or open shelving; French Country uses a fair amount of ornamental detail (carved doors, crown moldings,etc.); and Formal Country usually comes in white or cream, and also has simple, clean lines.
Drawing inspiration from early European kitchens and the country-farm kitchens of America’s past, the country-style kitchen has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its warm and family-oriented nature.
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