10 Luxury Details For Your Kitchen Cabinets And Island

There's nothing wrong with wanting a fully customized design for your kitchen cabinets. This is one of the most prominent features in your kitchen, and it is one that you will have to live with for a long time. Below we will go through some of the details that you can add to really put a personal mark on your cabinets and kitchen island.

Crown Molding

If you really want to leave your mark on the world, crown molding is a great way to fill in the functional gaps between your ceiling and wall cabinets. Traditional kitchens use crown molding as a great finish. However, even the most contemporary kitchen can use it as a seamless transition.

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Matching Ends

Using flushed skin is one way to get a decent look for your cabinet ends. However, matching panels give you more of a personalized furniture style look. If you are going for the Mediterranean or traditional kitchen, you will definitely have a great thing going here. You can install your own matching inns as long as you make sure there is enough room. Keep at least 3/4″ available for each end.

Decorative Legs

Believe it or not, table legs can be one of the more aesthetically pleasing accents in your kitchen. A good place for them is at the end of your kitchen island. If you prefer legs with a lot of detail, you should have a rustic or traditional design theme going in your kitchen. Contemporary and modern kitchens work well with more straightforward legs.


A Color Accent

If you want to give a little more attention to your kitchen cabinets, using just a bit of green or blue is a modern touch that doesn’t quite go overboard. You want to mix of bright and bold that work well with your neutrals.


Glass Door Fronts

A great glass door front can set off many of the other accent pieces in your kitchen. If you go the transparent route, you can actually use some of your dishwares as accent pieces for a beautiful kitchen upgrade on a budget. However, there are also seeded and frosted options that you may want to consider. When you have the right lighting, a glass door front can be a display that opens up a smaller kitchen. If you entertain a lot, this is a design change that will definitely give your guests a lot to love.


This is a design choice to pick if you don’t mind being a little over the top. Core bells come in many shapes and sizes, but they always draw attention to themselves no matter where they are placed in a kitchen. You can use oversized or ornate core bells to give a classic type of elegance to your kitchen island and your cabinets. Another advantage is that they are relatively easy to move if you change your mind about the design later on.

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Mixing Door Styles

One of the great things about contemporary design is that you can mix and match different designs within the same theme. Many forward-thinking kitchens are actually using two or more cabinet door styles in the same kitchen. The theme is actually less centralized and based on whether the two styles are complementary or opposing. This is known as “transitional design,” and it definitely works for people who are not afraid to move in a more contemporary fashion in the kitchen.


Beadboard is a classic design detail that will never go out of style. If you are going for a farmhouse or a rustic-style kitchen, this is a must-have for you. You get the advantage of subtle detail without drawing massive attention to your accent and destroying your notion of simple, understated kitchen design. Beadboards are great as a finishing touch for cabinet ends.

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Storage Spaces

The kitchen is one of the places in the home that must retain its functionality no matter how as aesthetically pleasing it is. No matter what, you always need a place to store your silverware, cookware and other odds and ends from around the house. Get creative with your storage spaces to give your kitchen a new lease on life. If you have some especially cool-looking accessories, open up those storage spaces and show them to the world for new accents.

Wainscoat Panels

These are always confused with matching ends, but they are actually quite different. Wainscoat panels fit along the back of your cabinets. They are great for giving a little bit of added flair to the backside of your kitchen island, giving it a real look of the furniture.

Whether you are going for a classic or contemporary kitchen, these luxury details will help you create a look that is both unique and timeless at the same time. Contact Kitchen Art Design today for your next kitchen project.