The benefits of laminate cabinets in the modern kitchen

The laminate love movement is coming for cabinets and it couldn’t be more exciting! Considered in the past to be the low-end of the cabinet market, today, the quality, variety and benefits of laminate cabinets make them an enticing option for interior designers when creating a modern kitchen design.

Don’t believe it? Here are the best benefits of modern laminate cabinets.

First, the sheer variety of laminate cabinets is astonishing! Though many designers still seek out laminate cabinets that mimic the look of natural wood, the truth is, there are so many more options for the modern kitchen. Colours range in neutrals from white to black, but you shouldn’t forget what a statement bright colours can make. To serve the more adventurous, laminates come in a variety of colours from deep red to apple green. For an extra-sleek look, consider getting them foiled for a futuristic shine. However, if you do go for the wood look, try a horizontal grain instead of the traditional vertical grain. It’s a contemporary option that looks fantastic in a variety of finishes.

For an integrated look, go handless. ©bulthaup.com

For an integrated look, go handless. ©bulthaup.com

Laminate cabinets are also an excellent material option for giving a kitchen an instant modern update at a reasonable cost. Unless you have an endless budget (lucky you!), the interior design process is one of compromise. Indulge here, save there. But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing! In fact, some of the most outstanding kitchen design solutions are created out of the necessity to save. Enter laminate! With its smooth surface, it’s simply the best and most cost-effective cabinet material to give your kitchen the modern update you crave. For an integrated look, go handless. For sleek modern, introduce fronts with integrated stainless steel handles.

Give a kitchen an instant modern update at a reasonable cost with laminate cabinets. ©bulthaup.com

Give a kitchen an instant modern update at a reasonable cost with laminate cabinets. ©bulthaup.com

If you ever tire of your current laminate cabinets, and want a change, don’t worry about installing something new. Just paint them!

Finally, laminate cabinets are incredibly low-maintenance. Whether custom made, or pre-fabricated, the installation is easy and no staining or finishing is required. Furthermore, unlike wooden cabinets, laminate is not susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity. And, they are great for households with high traffic kitchens or children. All you need to clean laminate cabinets is soap, warm water and a cloth.