The Top 3 Features to Look for in Modern Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinetry is an essential part of the modern kitchen, often representing the core of any major kitchen remodeling project. Whether you are designing your dream kitchen or updating your current cabinets, look for these top features to make sure your modern kitchen cabinets will delight you for years to come.  

1. Full customization

From materials to finishes, configuration to lighting choices, fully customized modern cabinets can be completely tailored to meet your design preferences and the structural requirements of your space and appliances. Homeowners no longer are settling for cookie-cutter choices. As you consider your remodel, create a wish list for your ideal kitchen—including the amount of storage and counter space you need, how much lighting you want (include interior cabinet lighting), any custom features you would like in your drawers and shelving, the bold colors that make you happiest in the kitchen, and what your favorite natural surfaces are. Your kitchen design team can match you with a fabricator who has created the perfect cabinet styles for you!

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2. Minimalism

As the past few years have made clear to many homeowners, a happy kitchen is one that is filled with open spaces and sleek, easy-to-clean surfaces. The top trend in modern kitchens is for clear, clutter-free countertops and stylish materials—all featuring gorgeously refined finishes, luxe stone, and rich, natural woods that keep your cabinets from looking stale or cold. Traditional pulls are replaced with recessed handle grips that amplify the look yet reduce visual noise. To understand the full impact of a beautifully minimalist kitchen, don’t rely on online photos or catalogs—visit a showroom near you. When you enter a modern kitchen intentionally designed as a streamlined space filled with light and natural materials, your entire mood will be transformed. Try it and see! 


3. Integrated Appliances

Technology has become an integral feature of every room in the house—including the kitchen. But with today’s high-end kitchen cabinets, even the most complex appliances can seamlessly disappear into the surrounding cabinetry, allowing for uninterrupted sightlines, overall cohesion, and an elevated kitchen aesthetic. Custom appliance panels make the devices disappear, and pocket doors can conceal an entire workstation. But don’t stop there! Cantilevered island countertops that shift position with a simple push  can slide forward to reveal a spacious cooktop, and then serve as a secondary workspace or dining table.

Final Thoughts

In the realm of modern and contemporary design, the kitchen has evolved into a space that’s not just for cooking but also for living. The modern kitchen is a blend of functionality and personality, and your cabinets should reflect this duality. The beauty of modern kitchen cabinets lies in their adaptability; they can be as understated or as vibrant as you desire. Moreover, contemporary cabinets offer a variety of textures and finishes, from matte to high gloss, allowing you to create a kitchen that’s uniquely yours. Whether you’re a fan of rustic woods or sleek metals, there’s a cabinet finish that will enhance your space. So, as you plan your dream kitchen, remember that your cabinets are more than just storage units; they’re the building blocks of your kitchen’s character.

Ready to explore how you can update your kitchen with beautiful modern kitchen cabinets?  Contact NOLI today.

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