Latest Kitchen Storage and Design Options

My monthly perusal of kitchen remodeling and kitchen design trade magazines gives me new ideas for items and processes I can incorporate in my clients’ kitchen designs. Here are four kitchen design trends, randomly picked, that I want to share with you:

Sliding Cabinet Doors

The continuing trend in American kitchen design continues to be “sleekness”. Sliding cabinet doors in lieu of doors that swing open offer one way to achieve that sleek look while maximizing available space.

sliding kitchen cabinet doors
Sliding Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Watch the video below to see how sliding cabinet doors work on Hafele’s Frontino unit:


Kitchen Workspace / Function Hidden Behind Retractable Doors

In smaller living spaces such as loft apartments and the like, the kitchen is often part of the overall living space. This open concept is appealing, yet for those who wish at times the kitchen looked more like furniture, the Orgavital by Mobalco offers a beautifully-designed and highly functional solution:

Orgavital kitchen storage cabinet
Orgavital Kitchen Storage Cabinet

Deep Drawers for Storage

Deep kitchen storage drawers are becoming ever more popular. Deep drawers can be designed to store trays, dishes, glasses, liquor bottles and taller small appliances.

Deep kitchen storage drawers
Deep kitchen storage drawers

Frameless or Full Access Cabinetry

frameless cabinet construction
Frameless Cabinets
American and traditional European cabinetry typically incorporates
1 ½ face frame construction.
In contrast, frameless, or rather, full access cabinetry uses ¾ “box” construction which maximizes interior cabinet space utilization. Drawer boxes and pullouts can be wider thereby increasing actual storage space in a kitchen.
Along with the trend for a more seamless look, this type of construction therefore offers dual benefits.


Sandra Brannock, Owner, Expert Kitchen Designs
Sandra Brannock, Owner, Expert Kitchen Designs, Virginia
Sandra Brannock designs beautiful, timeless, functional kitchens that reflect your personal style, within your budget. She helps discerning homeowners throughout Northern and Central Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC get the kitchen of their dreams and select the perfect cabinetry, fixtures, flooring, lighting, and appliances to make their dream kitchen a reality.

Call Sandra today at (703) 801-6402 to schedule a kitchen remodeling consultation. Sandra will help you get the most value out of your kitchen remodeling budget.