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Spring Is The Time When The Homeowner's Fancy Turns To New Cabinets

May 21, 2008
Maybe your yearly spring cleaning frenzy has gotten you thinking: "Boy, this house would sure look a lot more cozy and inviting with some new cabinets.' Whether your redecorating daydreams involved new kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, closet cabinets, storage cabinets or all four types of cabinets, a manufacturer of do-it-yourself cabinets can make them a reality ... without breaking the bank.

The Evansville Courier & Press recently ran an article titled "Discover the decorating style that fits both your family and your home." The premise of the article centered on taking your home's style into consideration when choosing a new decorating scheme. That advice extends into the realm of new cabinets, where do-it-yourself options are not only affordable, they're also surprisingly versatile.

The newspaper points out that "Pinpointing the right design style for your home can be tricky - you have to consider everything from the corners to the color, and still keep in mind that it has to fit your family's lifestyle."

A do-it-yourself cabinet manufacturer that offers a wide variety of assembled and ready to assemble cabinet styles can aid you in your quest for the perfect cabinet redesign. Such a cabinet manufacturer can also offer advice on how to purchase cabinets and how to design your new room.

According to the Evansville Courier & Press, the first step in selecting the right cabinet design style is to take a look at which of the following categories your home falls into:

1. For Victorian homes, the newspaper's expert recommends, "Cabinets are usually weathered looking and made of heavy, real wood with chrome pulls and knobs." Champagne oak and natural rustic hickory are good cabinet style finishes for the Victorian homeowner.

2. Recent designs for the Modern home "include sleek, straight and clean lines. Common materials include stainless steel, marble, granite and frosted glass." Fenwick Arctic Light, Kenton White Gloss and Sutherland door styles best suit the Modern home.

3. The Southwestern home "features a lot of detail and craftsmanship. Natural materials such as wood, quarry tile, ceramic tile, earth tones and vibrant accessories" are common with this house style. Cider, Bay and Burl Gloss door styles reflect the desert nature hues that are often seen in Southwestern decorating schemes.

4. Traditional home styles have a formal feel with "dark stains, honey tones, semi-opaque paints, and oak cabinets." Nile Gloss, Burgundy and Ruxton Brown cabinet door color finishes play up the Traditional home's features.

5. The rustic, weathered look is a hallmark of the Country home. To create "a warm, cozy feeling," try colors that "range from muted hues to earth tones." Pine paneling is another element that is used to express the Country style. Westbrook, Glendale, Avalon and Wadsworth door styles give you that paneled look.

6. Homeowners whose style runs the Eclectic gamut tend to combine "both old and new for a harmonious look." This style is "a mix of extravagant decorations from numerous eras." Gatsby door panels in a custard finish provide the Eclectic homeowner with the perfect blend of antique and contemporary.
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