and demands of the population. Looking at the evolution of the last 30 years, it is obvious that there are trends in kitchen cabinets that have nothing to do with the quality, durability or rational functionality of the cabinets. On the other hand, there are other aspects that correspond to real needs or that really improve the pleasure of working in the kitchen.
The choice of materials
What is OUT. For LOOK and / or durability reasons, standard melamine, laminate and thermoplastic cabinets are no longer sought choices. Melamine products are poorly resistant to impact while thermoplastic-coated panels poorly resist steam and heat. This product is actually not appropriate for cabinets above the dishwasher or the stove. Today, cabinet sellers prefer to use “polymer” doors, but it is still essentially a standard thermoplastic. As for laminate, although if it is a good economical and durable choice, both for countertops or backsplashes, since it is often associated with melamine, customers prefer to choose other products.
The product will probably regain popularity in the years to come.
Unlike laminate, lacquered MDF is a much more popular product, but it is more expensive. People ask for it because it can be available in all colors and shapes. Its ultrathin satin finish also enhances its beauty.
As for wooden doors, it’s always an excellent choice. The wood is strong and durable. It can be painted, dyed or left natural depending on the current trend and its use. It is also the most environmentally friendly material, from manufacture to recycling. However, wood remains more expensive than other products.
The most popular choices for 2019 are likely to be the same as in 2018.
- The Brillante. It is a very high-density chipboard covered with a glossy or matte finish. The particle board and its finish are very durable against moisture and heat. His edge band is also very resistant to shocks.
- The Polyester. The chipboard covered with polyester offers the same design possibilities as the polymer-thermoplastic, but without the disadvantages of thermoplastic.
- The Lacquered MDF. This product stands out for its remarkable finish and the infinite colors and hues available.
The choice of the design
In general, contemporary design with clean lines remains the first choice. Horizontal Shaker style doors and drawers are the most sought after.
The choice of the colors
The whites remain the choice of the vast majority. It is appreciated for its luminosity and it harmonizes perfectly with the clean contemporary design. White is zen. White also highlights “noble” materials such as white, gray or black quartz countertops, wood floors, stainless steel equipment and other insertions of materials.
There are many factors that influence the price of kitchen cabinets such as design, hardware and numerous specialized accessories. Among the good products, polyester remains the most economical, followed by Brillante. For a slightly higher price there is the lacquered MDF and finally the real wood products.
For the pleasure of living and to make a good investment, let us help you choose the right design and materials that will fits your needs.