45 cabinets you can copy for a more practical kitchen

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It is in the moment of planning the kitchen that we realise the importance of its practicality. This is because we are facing an essentially functional space, where organisation and simplicity are aspects that should be considered to facilitate our day-to-day life. With so many utensils and food stuffs to store, professionals break their backs to come up with innovative ideas that bring simplicity to the home routine. Of course, it is not enough to think only of functional aspects, but also of aesthetic values, reflecting our style.

Today on homify 360, we're talking about a key subject for the kitchen project of your dreams: housekeeping, cabinet edition. With 45 wonderful cabinet examples, you will not lack inspiration and reference for your personal idea book. We bring you projects for the most diverse sizes and tastes, with a wide range of colours, finishes, and styles. 

In general, the colour most used in kitchens is white because it brings the sense of cleanliness and breadth, but betting on different and vibrant colours is a growing trend. As well as the use of wooden finishes, in order to create a cosy and comfortable atmosphere.

1. Neutral colours

Neutrals for cabinets give the impression that the kitchen is larger. Use the same tone on the kitchen table and in the niches for the small appliances. Then wrap in contrasting coatings.

2. Install built-in ovens

Put them under the countertop that holds the sink. Everything else will be free storage space.

​3. Create a corner cabinet

This will allow you to serve two environments at once. Dishes for coffee with friends can stay in sight while cooking objects can be hidden.

​4. Pastel shades

These convey tranquility, as well as have the power to make a larger space and still leave the kitchen better lit.

5. Under the sink

Complete the cabinet under the sink with niches and shelves on the walls. You will thus be able to store more utensils and also show decorative objects.

6. Get doors with built-in handles

This will help to prevent accidents and give your kitchen a streamlined look.

​7. A built-in closet

Orford | A classic country kitchen with coastal inspiration Davonport Kitchen Wood

Orford | A classic country kitchen with coastal inspiration


Get a closet with drawers and niches at the doors multiplies the space at home. The furniture is elegant with direct lighting.

​8. In rustic kitchens

Cabinets with skid or peeled doors give a traditional rustic effect. It is as if the furniture registers the passage of time.

9. Matching

Another idea for a rustic closet is to match wooden doors to a white painted concrete frame. Red walls and a wooden ceiling combine nicely with this style!

10. Daring

If you want to dare, use striking colours and tiles with modern prints. You can also mix with traditional plants or coverings such as wood and brick.

11. Different shades

Cabinet doors can match different shades of a single color. The tone effect on tone leaves the kitchen elegant.

12. Kitchen island

Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones Kitchens Kitchen
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

Another option to dare is to include classic cabinets in a modern kitchen. The kitchen island can also be used to store decorative objects and cookery books.

13. White doors

White doors are a traditional solution for the kitchen to have a simple and clean look.

14. Steel

Stainless steel cabinets withstand the effect of time. Combined with wood give a modern air to the kitchen.

15. Appliances

The cabinets can be created with spaces already destined to the domestic appliances. Constructed from floor to ceiling, they allow you to use the space of the house to the maximum.

16. Black and white

Mixing black and white in cupboards is an idea that rarely goes wrong. The modern solution combines well with objects exposed on hooks or niches.

17. Embedded lights

It is possible to complement the lighting of the house or apartment with lights embedded in cabinets.

18. Tailor made

Designing a cabinet with niches of different sizes allows you to store varied objects. If you tailor it, it's worth thinking about the appliances you'll need.

19. Different sizes

Highlight the difference in size of the cabinets by coating them with different colours. It is important that the tones match!

20. Coating

Coating cabinets with the same material makes small kitchens look larger. Even better if the finish is clear!

21. Free standing cabinet

A cabinet with drawers and shelves of different sizes allows you to store various objects.

22. Vintage

Cabinets can enhance the vintage air of a kitchen. Reddish tones and patinated paint combine well with this style.

23. Discreet

Even more discreet cabinets can look beautiful with vibrant colours. The key is to combine them well with the other kitchen objects.

24. Smooth surfaces

Smooth surfaces are good ideas for those who like immaculate looking kitchens. White is the ideal tone.

25. Abroad

In American kitchens, it is worth creating niches, where the utensils can be exposed in prominence. Remember: these cabinets will also be part of the room decoration.

26. Futuristic

Modern materials such as glass, artificial stone, formica or glass give the cabinets a futuristic look and are easy to clean.

27. Spotlights

Installing light spots directed at the cabinet makes it easy to find objects inside the cabinet.

28. No knobs

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Txell Alarcon

Devies Cook Company

Txell Alarcon

Using cabinets without knobs leaves the kitchen looking even cleaner.

29. Inlaid cabinets

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Bespoke oak larder


Inlaid cabinets with many niches are a good solution for organizing bottles and vials.

30. Charming

A good idea is to incorporate old pieces into a modern space. The mix of styles can, yes, look charming.

31. Customise

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De Rosee Sa


De Rosee Sa

Cabinets can have custom interiors for spices, food and appliances, even when their doors are part of a design for decoration with other furniture.

32. Wider

Cabinets with doors of the same colour as the walls create the feeling that the kitchen is wider.

33. More storage

Cooking islands can be used to store utensils. They can also serve as a meal preparation space.

34. Closed cupboards

Closed cupboards can be combined to shelves. While ordinary utensils stay away from the eyes, decorative objects can be exposed.

35. Holey moley

Doors with holes of different sizes and random positions will leave these cabinets full of personality. The holes also serve to open doors and drawers.

36. Coordinating

Repeating the same tone in different cabinets gave much elegance to the design of this kitchen.

37. Social environments

In American kitchens, it is good to consider cabinets as part of the decoration of social environments. Combine colours and coatings with the living room cabinets.

38. Decorate

Decorated crockery can be displayed on custom furniture. In this case, glass doors protect the kitchen utensils from dust.

39. Integrate

Integrating ovens as part of the decor in a built-in cupboard creates a practical and modern look.

40. Use all the space

Covering an entire wall with cabinets makes small environments appear larger-especially when furniture has neutral, smooth tones.

41. Retro

Retro-style wood cabinets gain a lot of charm when painted with vivid and fun colors.

42. Pop out

Using neutral cabinets allows you to dare a little more on the other kitchen walls.

43. Mother Nature

Organic and natural shapes leave cabinets looking relaxed.

44. Vivid atmosphere

This kitchen leaves a striking impression with its bold contrast of lime green cabinetry and slate blue walls.

45. Volume

Create interest with an impressive lighting and volume system for your cabinets.

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