Play with the Basic Building Blocks of Cabinetry
It’s as simple as this…cabinets come in basic sizes and dimensions…take these basic building blocks, mix-n-match, and create custom-look accent pieces for your space.
The Basic Building Blocks
Read on for examples!
Idea 1: Basic Building Blocks for a Furniture Style Hutch
3 base cabinets + 3 wall cabinets + an arched decorative valance + base board.
DESIGN TIP: Think symmetry and in blocks of three. Pull out the center base cabinet a few inches from the wall to give added dimension. Add decorative moulding on the exposed end panels for a ‘finished look’. For additional detail use textured glass in upper cabinet doors.Top it off with crown moulding.
Idea 2: Furniture Style Hutch…same idea…just a different configuration
The Basics: 2 base cabinets w/ drawers + 2 wall cabinets + decorative valance + baseboard
DESIGN DETAILS: open shelving, bead board, crown moulding and arched doors
Idea 3: Simple Construction Detail Creates a Hutch-Look
The Basics: A standard run of cabinetry: 3 base cabinets + 3 upper cabinets
DESIGN TIP: A simple construction detail..we pulled out the center base cabinet and center wall cabinet a couple of inches…to create dimension. The deep crown moulding follows the line of the center cabinets. Adding the decorative valance to the base cabinet and glass doors to the wall cabinet completes the final details.
Idea 4: Linen Cabinet-Storage ‘Armoire’ for the Bathroom
The Basics: 1 double door base cabinet w/drawers + 1 double door wall cabinet + 2 drawers + decorative valance
DESIGN DETAIL: Here we used a piece granite (that matches the vanity) as the ‘counter top’ and placed the wall cabinets on top of the counter to give it more of an armoire-style look.
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