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Pros & Cons of White Kitchen Cabinets

white kitchen cabinetsWhite cabinets have been used in kitchens throughout the years and are still a popular choice for interior remodeling today. When choosing your white cabinetry, there are many different options to choose from. You can install white thermofoil cabinets, reface your old cabinets or paint your existing wooden kitchen cabinets white. To figure out if these timeless kitchen cabinets are what you want for your remodel, it's best to look at both the pros and cons.

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Pros:

-White cabinets brighten up a room, which provides a more welcoming feel and even a larger look to your kitchen.

- If you choose a more modern laminate veneer for your white cabinets, they will resist dirt and cracks and clean easier than painted white cabinets.

- White goes with almost any color, style and hardware design. The extremely versatile color can make a kitchen appear more modern or traditional depending on what finishes and colors you pair it with. You have many more options of tiles, appliances and décor items with white cabinets than a specific color.

-If you plan on making changes to your kitchen's décor or appliances in the future, the white cabinets will still match with your ever-changing room.


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Cons:

-Like almost any product in this color scheme, white cabinets may easily show dirt, smudges, scratches or

food particles from cooking.

-They show signs of aging, such as cracks or discoloration, far more easily than cabinets in other colors.

-A glossy white finish on cabinets can reflect light and possibly cause glares.

-White cabinets can make a kitchen seem plain and bland if there isn't much excitement in the décor or other parts of the room. Many people associate a room that is too white with being sterile and cold- which is not what you want others to think when they walk into your kitchen.

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4 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, some people just can’t make permanent changes with their kitchens, and can’t afford to totally redo the layout even if that were a possibility.

  2. I agree that white kitchen cabinets look good but its just too hard to keep them clean. The kitchen is a place where lots of stains could make the kitchen cabinet look dirty.

  3. White cabinets are difficult to keep clean but they are timeless and almost always fit in with any decor. To make sure the kitchen does not look to sterile a warm colour would make a huge difference.

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