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A History of Kitchen Cupboards

The terms “kitchen cupboard” and “kitchen cabinet” now seem to be used interchangeably but this wasn’t always the case.

Despite being incredibly useful, kitchen cabinets are a relatively modern household invention that started coming into prominence around the 1920s.Before then, food was usually stored in the pantry and cooks used a freestanding worktable or the dining room table to help craft their meals.

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Larger estate would have had whole rooms set aside for storage purposes before the 1900s, but smaller households would have used kitchen cupboards. These incredibly functional devices were used in ordinary homes to store crockery, linens, liquors, and food. In the past, kitchen cupboards typically had open shelving but that has changed somewhat in modern times.

Facts Regarding Kitchen Cupboards Today

Space is a major issue for homeowners selecting new kitchen cupboards or those who find themselves updating older home styles. Cabinets should be roomy enough to hold all the culinary accoutrements that a person owns but also fit the space that has been set aside for them. Design is also important, but kitchen cupboards don’t always have to be made of wood. Glass doors are quite trendy in kitchens of late, as are open shelving units.

When splurging on new kitchen cabinetry, selecting the correct door style is another issue homeowners face. There are many different types of cupboard doors that are on the market today and one’s needs will naturally vary on an individual basis. Finally, those who are looking for new cabinetry should be certain it fits their budget. If they don’t intend to preform a complete kitchen overhaul, homeowners should also be sure their new cupboards also fit their preexisting décor.

Some Tips for Changing Up Kitchen Cupboard Doors

Paint is always a good way to spruce up boring cabinetry. Kitchen cupboard doors can easily be painted in a variety of bright, trendy hues. Homeowners with kids might also want to spray magnetic paint on their lower cabinets so that small children can use these surfaces as well as the fridge for playing with colorful magnets. Putting magnetic paint on higher cabinets could facilitate the use of magnetized tins. In apartments where space is an issue, these devices are quite useful for holding spices and miscellaneous items.

Dry erase paint or chalk paint could also serve to turn an ordinary kitchen cupboard door into a message center for the family.  Another excellent and simple way to change up kitchen cupboards is to replace the drawer handles or pulls with newer, fancier models. Of course, these are but a few of the many ways homeowners can add life to a drab kitchen area.

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