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Define Your Unique Style

Dec 22, 2014 03:42AM, Published by Family Features, Categories: Family Features



(Family Features) When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to mind? Is it rich dark stained cherry wood? Maybe a clean, crisp white paint? Do you picture yourself having a rustic kitchen complemented by different techniques?

Actually, you don’t have to be defined by any specific design style – you have the freedom to come up with your own. However, for some of us, that vision may still be undiscovered.

Whatever your style, here are some considerations to help you determine the look you envision for the kitchen you’ve always wanted.

Stains: Sometimes all a cabinet needs is a simple stain to allow the true beauty and character of the wood to shine through. Dark, medium and light tone stains each can create a completely different look depending on what they are paired with. Your style may call for a kitchen with all stained cabinets, or an island can be the perfect place for a stain to pop out against beautifully painted wall cabinets.

Techniques: A number of techniques can be added to a cabinet to add character, including rub through, spattering, burnishing, dry brushing, small dents, worm holes, carved edges, rasping and glazing. Each of these techniques creates a unique, one-of-a-kind look for cabinetry, allowing your personality to shine.

Paints: You can’t go wrong with paint. A timeless white or neutral is something that will catch everyone’s attention for the life of the cabinetry. Tired of playing it safe? Maybe a bright bold color is what you need for an environment that reflects your own inspiration. ColorInspire, a program offered by Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., allows you to choose from the color decks of Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and Valspar, making your imagination your only limit.

Special touches: A number of different glazes can be added to give detail to the cabinet design. Wellborn’s Brush Finish, a special application of glaze on top of paint, is the perfect addition to any door style. Brush Finish is available in Glacier, Divinity, Crème and Vanilla. It gives the paint an overlay of a subtle brush stroke of glaze, providing depth to the finish. This is accomplished by hand brushing each individual cabinet, giving each a unique overall look.

Decorating Tips: After your cabinets are chosen, it is time to decorate. 

  • Frame some of your favorite recipes in the writing of a loved one. What is more special than having your grandmother’s famous chocolate pie recipe on display?
  • Change decorations out when they begin to get old. Sometimes simply switching a flower arrangement can make the room look completely different.
  • Get some help with what goes together from sites such as Pinterest or blogs. With so much information out there, it is easy to pick and choose ideas that will make your decorating easier while reflecting your own style.

For more information and ideas to help choose your perfect cabinet style, visit www.wellborn.com.

Sponsored by Wellborn Cabinets, Inc.


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