It’s easy to get caught up in the “out with old and in with new” mentality regarding remodeling. It’s understandable, but be careful. It is important to remember that sometimes “old” can be high-quality craftsmanship.
Making a kitchen look brand new without spending thousands of dollars is possible. With the help of expert cabinet remodelers, you can make your kitchen shine.
Why Maple? (And you can too)
What is the example? These ten kitchens incorporate maple cabinetry in beautiful, contemporary designs. These ten kitchens are all beautiful and modern. Some have a traditional feel, while others have a transitional look.
Maple needs to be updated for some, especially cabinet makers that prefer to replace rather than reface. It would help to embrace maple cabinetry in new and innovative ways whenever possible.
Maple is a wood with clean, streamlined grain, which makes it perfect for those who prefer a modern or contemporary design.
This home’s sleek and overall design makes you think you are in Europe or the U.S. The combination of open shelving above the sink counters and entire cabinet banks in other areas is appealing.
Warm, inviting aesthetics
White maple wood will look great in a frosty-white kitchen. This adds enough color and warmth to the kitchen without affecting the color scheme.
The quartersawn maple used in this kitchen has uniform grain patterns. The subtly raised panel style of the cabinet echoes the linear grain.
A rustic, organic vibe is a good choice.
Do you like the look of wood but are worried it might make your home appear smaller? This kitchen shows how maple can be used to achieve both. The maple is light enough to avoid a considerable effect, while its natural color gives it warmth. The homeowners added personality to the kitchen by choosing a unique maple pattern. The coffered ceiling also makes the kitchen appear more prominent.
Compatible with many different kitchen styles
It’s fresh, clean, and timeless. It is a beautiful color when it’s bathed in natural sunlight.
Maple cabinets are a highlight in the design of this kitchen. You can see that these homeowners are very savvy in terms of mixing elements and textures within their contemporary kitchens. The open-plan living room features a large island complemented by dark counters. The wainscoting wall panel and leather bar stools further add to the traditional-transitional design of the home.
The balance between light and darkness
You can’t decide if you want a light or dark kitchen. Choose a palette with contrasting floors to add contrast to your design. Maple cabinets are pale enough to be the “light,” allowing you the freedom to use darker countertops, foundations, and walls.
This small kitchen was designed with clever storage solutions. The homeowner gained extra space on the kitchen’s end wall, where the breakfast nook can be found.
The designer of this small kitchen is likely to have used creative storage solutions. This allowed the homeowner more space on the end wall where the breakfast nook was displayed.
Mix-and-match wood tones
You may need help with how to combine your wood textures and finishes.
This kitchen is an excellent example of combining different finishes in one kitchen. It has a large island, maple cabinets with varying hues, and sleek tile flooring. It was wise to choose a maple palette that is more varied to integrate different finishes into a kitchen.
Style transitional for a stylish look
This transitional kitchen continues the theme of mix-and-match. The kitchen was designed with a cafe au lait-colored palette and various wood themes. Some tiles’ swirling patterns are similar to the wood grain on the raised flat-style cabinetry. Check out the textured flooring around the perimeter, which creates a clean and bold boundary.
Gray-stained monochromatic maple creates a soothing effect.
Monochromatic kitchens have many benefits. They provide a timeless backdrop for the ever-changing trends and can be used to accent colors or add color accents.
This Bird House kitchen is stunning. The maple cabinets absorbed the gray stain beautifully. The wood grain has a driftwood appearance. The arched tile hoods, faucets, and bars add that special touch.
Combines contemporary and traditional styles
As this kitchen shows, traditional and contemporary styles have a place.
Prestige Plain cabinet door styles are elegant enough to fit into contemporary decor but provide just enough relief for traditional decor (mainly if they’re glazed). The monochromatic counter is complimentary and doesn’t compete with the maple grain. The mini subway tile backsplash also plays off the subtle color variations.
Maple is the perfect choice if you want to create a subtle kitchen. It offers a subtle contrast and a natural sophistication. The maple becomes a focal piece. Oil-rubbed bronze hardware is used again to add a touch of style.