As its heritage suggests, the Mission style exudes a sophisticated simplicity, making it a great fit for a surprising number of decor styles. With clean lines and simple decorative touches, these cabinets blend right in while adding a hint of elegance. Here’s what you need to know.
As with any other type of kitchen cabinet, the total cost of installing Mission-style cabinets depends entirely on the size of the kitchen, cost of labor (or if you want to DIY), and the type and quality of materials used. Buying cabinets from your local hardware store will cost significantly less than having them custom-made for your space. As for labor, contact a professional in your area for specific cost estimates.
Usually made from solid oak or other sturdy woods, the Mission-style kitchen cabinet is a very durable option. If you can, go with a wood specially chosen for its beauty and durability, such as quarter-sawn oak.
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 set in. Whatever you do, don’t use products with alcohol, as they can damage the wood finish.
Here are some basic steps to keep your cabinets looking great:
Generally, yes. Unlike country-style cabinets, Mission style cabinets are simple enough to blend in with any existing design scheme without being very predominant.
The versatile and popular Mission style, often called the U.S. counterpart to the British Arts & Crafts movement, came into being in the early 20th century and has never entirely left the scene. This artistic movement drew its influences from eclectic sources as well, such as traditional Japanese prints and furniture, Shaker furniture in the heartland, and much more.
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