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8 hot home kitchen cabinet design ideas to try


There’s no denying that the kitchen is the heart of many homes. So it makes sense, then, that kitchen cabinet design can make or break the space. Here are some of the most popular modern kitchen cabinet designs in Malaysia. 

Well-designed home kitchen cabinets make for a good-looking and functional kitchen – that means efficient to cook in, and a welcoming place to gather and share delicious meals.

If you’re planning a renovation or looking for home kitchen cabinet inspiration, you’re in luck. We chatted to the interior designers at Cobbitty Grove Kitchens and put together a list of eight stunning cabinetry ideas for your dream kitchen.

1. Black kitchen cabinets

Contemporary black home kitchen cabinet ideas
Did you spot the TV screen in the mirrored splashback? Now that’s something you don’t find in flat-pack kitchen cabinets. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

This beautiful home kitchen was completed as part of a renovation of an older home, so when it came to building the kitchen cabinets it was important to work with the space. The bold coloured cabinetry complements well with the wooden element.

2. Oak kitchen cabinets

Contemporary oak home kitchen cabinet ideas
Home kitchen cabinet refacing on the cards? Two-tone kitchen cabinets are becoming increasingly popular. Timber is a great choice for its earthy tonal qualities. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

Home kitchen remodelling can get expensive, but you don’t have to build your own kitchen cabinets or buy used kitchen cabinets to save a few bucks.

Custom kitchen cabinets using inexpensive materials – like melamine or stainless steel – can actually be more affordable than you think. And, if you go for the popular two-tone option, your budget-friendly kitchen will be right on-trend.

If you love oak or pine kitchen cabinets, timber-look or timber-veneer options won’t break the bank.

For smaller kitchen designs, install a spice rack or a hanging rack to store your appliances.

3. Timeless shaker cabinetry

Contemporary time shaker home kitchen cabinet ideas
Shaker home kitchen cabinets will stand the test of time – so if you’re investing in your kitchen, ask your cabinet makers about this timeless style. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

The shaker home kitchen profile is truly universal – suitable for both traditional and contemporary homes.

This one features black and white cabinetry with an eye-catching mantle over the stove and a marble countertop– for a subtle elegant touch.

4. Neutral, white cabinet doors

Contemporary white kitchen cabinet ideas
All-white shaker kitchen cabinets with brass handles add a feminine touch. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

This home kitchen designed in the popular shaker style – with all-white cabinets featuring beautiful brass handles to add a feminine touch. Avoid adding too much cabinet accessories to the minimalistic space or it’ll lose its appeal.

Read more: 8 modern kitchen design ideas and inspirations

5. Country-style design

Contemporary country style home kitchen cabinet ideas
Add cabinets with bi-folding doors to your corner cabinet section to keep essentials – like the kettle and toaster – hidden away but within easy reach. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

All-white home kitchens are a popular choice, but there has to be something that adds character.

This one has a country vibe to it – with mesh-detailed bi-fold doors to hide away the kettle and toaster but still, offer easy access.

When cabinet makers install home kitchen cabinets, they’ll be making sure everything is level and work perfectly together. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

6. Blue corner 

Contemporary blue corner home kitchen cabinet ideas
Blue cabinetry with double doors that open onto a huge pantry? Yes, please. Thinking about repairing home kitchen cabinets? All shades of blue are becoming popular. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

When it comes to home kitchen design trends, all shades of blue are becoming popular. The kitchen design in this space features double doors that open to a huge pantry and laundry area.

For blind covers, install a lazy susan to optimise space and offer easy access to hard to reach areas.

7. White and grey combo

Contemporary white and grey home kitchen cabinet ideas
Thinking about home kitchen cabinet refacing? For a contemporary look, why not go high-gloss and handle-free? © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

Nothing says modern home kitchen quite like the sleek lines of handle-less cabinetry. Add in high-gloss and it’s banging on-trend.

Plus, the over-sized island means more room for kitchen cabinet storage – including plenty of drawers, which are more popular than cupboards thanks to the easy access to contents.

If you lack natural light in your kitchen, don’t worry, the white and grey colour combination will make the space much brighter and airier. Place a pendant lights above the kitchen island and you’re good to go,

8. Custom cabinet design

Contemporary custom design home kitchen cabinet ideas
Simple changes like changing cabinetry materials make a big difference to the overall look of the kitchen. © Cobbitty Grove Kitchens

Sometimes, it truly is the little things that make all the difference. And this home kitchen is no exception.

The addition of a V-groove board wrapping the outside corner of the U-shaped kitchen adds instant appeal. And you don’t have to worry about storage space either, the top and base cabinet offers lots of storage there.

Upgrading your kitchen cabinet is by far one of the easiest ways to change up the look of your kitchen. As you can see from the different tips above, there are many modern home kitchen cabinet designs you can implement for your home. Once you’ve set on the type of cabinet design you want, consult an interior designer to see how it fits into the space. If you’re looking for more kitchen cabinet ideas, click here.

This article was originally published as 8 hot kitchen cabinet design ideas to try by written by Erin Morris.

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