New Look for An Exclusive Coastal Residence
The wood used in the cabinets throughout the kitchen was distressed to match the reclaimed stone and marble.
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Back platesWhat they areKnobs with a back piece that lies flat against the door.The owners of this kitchen used dressy knobs with back plates that leave no doubt about the room’s Mediterranean style. Expect to pay a bit more for a knob with a back plate, as opposed to a knob alone.Pros: The back plate protects your finish from fingernail scratches. It also gives a more substantial feel to the knob.Cons: Often ornate, a back plate can be harder to clean around the details. Plus, back plates are an extra expense.They’re good for you if: You want high impact that underscores the style you’ve chosen, such as a stylised European, Asian or Victorian theme.Styles they work with: Mediterranean, Tuscan, Victorian, Asian, traditional, eclectic, vintage, Gothic
DistressedIf you’ve always dreamed of having an antique-style kitchen, then you’ll love the distressed-looking cabinets available from most manufacturers. Choose any door style and opt to have the corners rubbed off or have other distressing techniques done for that age-old feeling. All this extra work will cost you, though; there’s usually a 15 to 20 percent up charge for a tradesperson to actually destroy your brand-new doors.Take a look at these 8 kitchen cabinet colour palettes