When it comes to choosing the finish for your kitchen cabinets, there are a range of factors to take into consideration before making the final decision. Cost, durability, kitchen style and level of maintenance can all influence your finish choice. Cabinet finishes are one of the most visible design decisions in any kitchen redesign project, so it is important to choose a durable yet attractive finish. Below, we explore three very common kitchen cabinet finishes.
Laminate Kitchen Cabinets
Laminate is a unique material that is incredibly customizable and frequently used in residential kitchen design projects. Kitchen manufacturers and designers can essentially print any type of decorative design, providing you with hundreds of style and color combinations, including wood grain imitations. Depending on your specific style and taste, laminate will look good in both transitional and modern kitchens. Laminate is also, by far, more durable than any other material and will hold up to the heavy use of the average kitchen. As a manufactured product, laminate is made to resist heat and scratches. If a damage should occur, it will be quick and easy to replace. Furthermore, laminate kitchen cabinets are easy to clean and care for, making it an ideal solution for families with small children.
Lacquer Kitchen Cabinets
When it comes to lacquers, the first decision to make is whether you want to go for a glossy or matte lacquer look in your modern kitchen space. High-gloss lacquer kitchen cabinet doors make a kitchen look larger and gives the cabinetry a much sought-after sophisticated look. On the other end of the scale are matte lacquer kitchen cabinet doors, which are more calming and soothing, and are suitable for larger residential kitchens with plenty of light. You will have a range of kitchen cabinet colors to choose from, allowing you to set the mood in your kitchen. Colors can change or influence your perception and mood, with the right color adding, for example, energy, harmony or tranquility. If you choose lacquers as your kitchen cabinet finish, you can be sure that they are also highly durable and easy to maintain. For cleaning, all you need is a damp microfiber wash cloth. Have a look at our kitchen portfolio to see which finish you like most.
Wood Veneer Kitchen Cabinets
If you are looking for a very high-end kitchen cabinet finish, this is the way to go. Wood veneers are the most common form of wood in modern kitchen design, and are often made of expensive, even exotic, woods such as eucalyptus, walnut and oak wood. The appearance of the grain and figure in wood cabinet finishes comes from slicing through the growth rings of a tree and its appearance varies depending on the angle at which the wood is sliced. This, and many different types of wood, gives you a large range of looks to choose from. Being a natural product, wood can enhance the beauty of your home and add a warm look to your kitchen and overall interiors. On top of that, wood veneer as a kitchen cabinet finish has a long life, being a sturdy and strong material.
Combining Kitchen Cabinet Finishes
Remember, you can also combine different kitchen cabinet finishes with one another, in order to create a more unique look. View an example of our Maxima 2.2 kitchen in a combination of ash etched glass and cereal oak finishes. There are many other examples of kitchen projects with two or more kitchen cabinet finishes within the same kitchen design. This could help making the interior space seem larger, integrate selected kitchen colors, or simply create a nice contrast. To be inspired by our two toned kitchen models, and various cabinet finish combinations, feel free to browse through our online products section.
Eco-Sustainability At Cesar
If we all took small steps towards helping the environment, we would achieve extraordinary results. At Cesar NYC Kitchens, we have decided to take specific measures. An example of this are the panels that we use in our kitchens and furniture designs, which have very low formaldehyde emissions. Cesar is also FSC certified, a mark that guarantees the traceability of the wood used in our kitchen projects and that it comes from responsibly managed forests. If you are in doubt which kitchen cabinet finish will work best for your kitchen, it is always a good idea to talk to a professional kitchen designer.
Download Cesar’s Cabinet Finishes
To view all the finishes that we offer at Cesar NYC Kitchens, simply download our Cesar kitchen cabinet finish catalogs, or contact us for a complimentary kitchen design and cabinet finish consultation at our Cesar NYC kitchen flagship showroom.