Organize & Decorate Your Cabinets
These pullout base cabinets feature tiered shelves for storing spices (shown at left) and a perforated metal panel with hooks (at right) for hanging up cooking utensils.
You're not done choosing your cabinetry until you've examined the accessory options. Kitchen cabinet accessories fall into three categories: useful, decorative, and both of the above.
Pullouts, spice racks, lazy Susans and other organizational items that enhance kitchen storage certainly make your kitchen look more orderly, but usually stay hidden behind cabinet doors. You can choose chrome or wood instead of plastic, but that's it.
Door inserts, on the other hand, serve only to dress up cabinet doors and add to your kitchen's style. Inserts can be made from glass, wire, metal and laminate in an infininate number of colors and patterns.
Molding and trim—pieces of cabinetry material that embellish the cabinets' surfaces—primarily serve to enhance the design aesthetic, but sometimes offer structural support.
Cabinet hardware fulfills the essential task of allowing users to open and close doors and drawers, but also add beauty to the cabinetry through shape, color, material and texture.