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National Lumber stays current with latest kitchen trends

Large kitchen with colorful vegetables on a center island, wood cabinets, metal fixtures, and a wall of windows.Recently, at National Lumber, we’re seeing natural maple finding its way back into clients’ kitchens. Don’t confuse this with the traditional natural oak cabinetry that was popular many years ago with a raised panel door. Some people had painted that type of cabinetry to try updating the style, but the arched door design hasn’t been popular for a very long time.

The trend now is to incorporate a light, natural feel to a space with a more simplified approach to kitchen design using a shaker or slab door style. Omega Cabinetry available from Kitchen Views at National Lumber does this beautifully as the natural finish provides warm details that complement the stainless steel in the featured kitchen. 

Natural maple also works beautifully throughout the home, wherever storage is needed, providing a bright foundation for interior decorating. In addition to bathroom vanities, mudrooms, and wet bars in entertainment areas, this streamlined cabinetry style works well in creating a stylish home office.

Homeowners are also welcoming textured wallcoverings where solid paint has dominated the design realm for the better part of the last few years. It’s refreshing to mix finishes and return to the roots of where cabinetry started.


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