According to NKBA, contemporary kitchen cabinets are trending in a big way and are likely to overtake traditional-style products any minute now.
The progression from a traditionally dominated industry to a contemporary love fest has been steady. But it was only a matter of time.
In the association’s 2016 trend report, transitional-style kitchens were the most preferred among survey respondents, though contemporary was the fastest-growing kitchen style. At the rate of growth, it is likely that the 2017 report will show contemporary-style products occupying the No. 1 spot.
In addition to the streamlined look they provide, contemporary cabinets—in wood veneer, laminate, or lacquer (and, usually, frameless full overlay)—increase the available storage space in the boxes. Plus the unfussy details scream up-to-date cool.
Though many national brands and local and regional custom cabinetmakers offer high-quality products, some brands made their names on offering largely contemporary systems.
Here are 14 brands to consider.