Creative Cabinet Inspiration

These 10 unique cabinet installations offer statement-making storage solutions

Sleek & Chic – Homes by Adriatic

Photo by Alyssa Lee

Simplicity was the driving force when crafting the sleek and fitted cabinetry for this Minneapolis kitchen. The white oak material, treated with hardwax oil, adds a natural elegance, while thoughtful details like custom routing panels and slight trim pieces maintain continuity to align with the minimalist aesthetic.

Custom Craftsmanship – EH Design

Custom cabinetry takes center stage throughout this Nantucket-style residence. For a busy family of four (plus two dogs), abundant storage was necessary. The unique customizations begin in the laundry room, where the cabinets boast decorative medallions to coordinate with the patterned floor tile. In the back entryway, a command station features a built-in dumbwaiter, mail slots, and a stone-enclosed water dish for the dogs.

Built-in Beauty – Blue Pencil Collective

From bathroom vanities to bookshelves and bunk rooms, this design showcases impeccable craftsmanship. Rich white oak vanities stand out in each bathroom, while elegant, corbeled bookshelves grace the walls in the loft office. A custom-designed oak bench seamlessly fits within the adjacent cabinets, proving the power of artistry in every nook and cranny.

Classic Contrast – Interiors by J. Curry

The classic allure of black and white dominates this Rochester kitchen, with white acting as the main color for cabinetry. However, a black-painted wine bar with a hidden wine refrigerator acts as a dramatic accent. Another statement-making selection is the built-in mudroom cabinetry, which offers storage cubbies all the way up to the 9-foot ceiling.

Warmth in Wood – Parkwood Proper

Crafted with thoughtful consideration, the built-ins throughout this home boast a captivating blend of stained and painted cabinets. White oak and walnut were carefully chosen as materials to add warmth and character in every space. Organization is easy with the help of custom pantry pullouts, display shelving in the kitchen, and plenty of hidden storage throughout.

Tailored Elegance – Ispiri

A combination of rift-cut and quarter-sawn white oak was used for the perimeter of this Edina kitchen. Custom chevron wine storage, accented soffits, and gold hardware imbue a sense of grandeur, while more practical additions, including a built-in paper towel dispenser, add convenience for the homeowners’ lifestyle.

European Elevation – Chirigos Designs

This 2021 lakeside build in Cottagewood embraces avant-garde elegance reminiscent of European boutique hotels. As frequent entertainers, the homeowners wanted to incorporate seating for 12 while also considering storage for their serveware. Crafted from select white oak, a custom banquette, upholstered in golden velvet, seamlessly integrates hidden storage and open shelves, which showcase the homeowners’ cherished art and books.

Secrets Unveiled – Albertsson Hansen Architecture

Inspired by the iconic designs of architects Elizabeth and Winston Close, this kitchen remodel transformed a cramped galley into a midcentury marvel. A concealed drinks area, featuring flipper doors, houses appliances and beverages. When the cabinet is closed, it seamlessly blends with the adjacent paneled refrigerator, but when open, the functionality of the entire kitchen is enhanced.

Modern Marvel – Aulik Design Build

In this contemporary lakeside home, a striking cloud-white glass Valcucine Logica system steals the spotlight, which is complemented by locally crafted walnut cabinetry. The walnut installation not only provides a stunning backdrop but also incorporates a series of ancillary kitchen functions.

Family Function – Liquidpink Interiors

Photo by Spacecrafting

A thoughtfully designed addition to this bustling family abode required a relocation of the dining room, which in turn prompted a creative overhaul of the entry and pantry spaces. A custom entry bench holds the family’s shoes, while warm rift white oak cabinetry provides the perfect bookend to the entry.

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