Kitchen Cabinet Décor in 2007 Growing in Popularity Compared to Full Renovations

Share Article ( announced that 57 percent of visitors to their site are looking for a minor kitchen remodel instead of a total renovation., a top kitchen remodeling services site, recommends that homeowners research what trends are in and what trends are out before they begin a kitchen project of any size and particularly if they're planning to sell their home.

Updated kitchens are important to both homeowners and homebuyers alike, according to (, a top kitchen remodeling services site. Some 57 percent of visitors to the site say they are interested in a minor kitchen face-lift--refacing or even replacing their current kitchen cabinets without the high cost and disruption of a major renovation.

According to an article in Realty Times, "What's In, and What's Out 2007" by columnist Mark Nash: "Matchy-matchy is out in kitchen design…the old-Europe look rules, but with today's appliances."

Homeowners looking at a minor kitchen remodel in 2007 find a new era of bright, mix-and-match colors with fresh trends. The latest kitchen décor features cabinet finishes with stained wood kitchen bases and bright colors on wall cabinets. Cold industrial stainless-steel appliances are also out. Today's consumers are installing retro, pop-colored appliances in cobalt blue, reds and yellows, or they are bringing in warmer Tuscan influences with light greens, oranges, red clays and mochas.

Popular minor remodels to enhance kitchen décor include:

  •     Replacing cabinet fronts
  •     Upgrading appliances, countertops, sinks and faucets
  •     Replacing flooring
  •     Refreshing the paint on trim and walls

The latest kitchen cabinet styles are more minimalist than in prior years, with sliding doors or touch-front kitchen cabinets that eliminate hardware. Open shelving for easy maintenance is in unless you don't keep your cabinets organized, and glass-fronted cabinets look great but, "If you hate washing the windows, having more glass in a greasy room like a kitchen is high-maintenance," says Nash. ( is a home improvement site that matches consumers with top cabinet refacing, replacement and installation companies. The site connects consumers based on their specific kitchen cabinet needs and sets them up with services in their local area.


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