Interior Remodeling Tips for Coordinating the Rest of a Room With New Cabinets

Interior Remodeling Tips for Coordinating the Rest of a Room With New Cabinets

Adding a new set of custom cabinets is one of the best ways to give kitchens and bathrooms an instant facelift. However, while new cabinets are transformative in and of themselves, they will not reach their full potential if other areas of the room are lacking. To help avoid dissonance between new cabinets and outdated adjoining areas, keep reading for 6 interior remodeling tips that can help complement new cabinets.  

Guarantee the Condition of the Walls 

The first place to start when enhancing your new cabinets is to guarantee that the walls on which they are mounted are up to snuff. Stained and outdated wallpaper, chipped paint, and other types of imperfections can definitely draw attention away from your new cabinets in a bad way. 

Therefore, it is essential to make sure your walls are in great condition prior to installing new cabinets. As cabinets are typically used in kitchens and bathrooms where there tends to be a lot of heat and humidity, it is a great idea to choose a moisture resistant paint of a complementary color to ensure that the room’s aesthetics remain strong for years to come. Another idea is to incorporate some ProntoMosaics backsplash in these areas. With ultra-thin, grout-free adhesion available in a wide array of colors and designs, this type of backsplash is a quick way to add some style to your walls. 

Install New Countertops 

Renovated kitchen with granite countertop and white cabinets. White chairs with golden hardware are next to the kitchen island.
Shown here: Cathedral Blanco Granite Countertop from Arista Custom Countertops

As mentioned, the kitchen and bathroom are prime locations for new cabinets. Whether they are used for storing cookware, toiletries, or cleaning supplies, cabinets must be able to withstand heavy usage and constant opening and closing. 

With this in mind, you will want your countertops to be able to match your cabinets in terms of ability to withstand frequent use. Peeling laminates and heavily stained wood countertops are a true eyesore when paired with new cabinets. Therefore, it is a great idea to perform a countertop installation simultaneously with a cabinet project.

Engineered quartz is a trending material that is not only durable, nonporous, and easy to clean, but can be manufactured in a wide array of colors and designs to match any style of new cabinets. While there are several brands of quartz manufacturers, Corsica Quartz is an industry leader in producing stain, scratch, and heat-resistant surfaces that will blend seamlessly with your new cabinets.  

Add Cabinet Molding 

If you love your new cabinets but feel like there is something missing that you can’t quite put your finger on, adding molding to kitchen cabinets may very well do the trick. The best molding will add an element of texture and geometric intrigue to cabinet/ceiling transitions, providing a finished aspect that ties the entire space together. To further enhance your molding, there are accents, corbels, and columns that will add some extra contrast and style. For ideas and inspiration in this regard, browsing the custom collection by HGTV host and celebrity designer Alison Victoria is a great starting point. 

Add Some Features for Enhanced Versatility 

Many modern kitchens have to wear multiple faces. Not only are they a place for cooking and eating meals, but they also must function as social hubs, homework stations, and remote offices as necessary. Therefore, features that add versatility to the space are a great project to accompany your new cabinets. Partial spanning walls that have pass-through windows and bar seating, innovative kitchen organizers to make better use of the space, and large central islands that give 360-degree access are all strong ideas to make the kitchen more versatile. The aforementioned quartz countertops are a great choice as a high-versatility surface, and you can enhance the aspect by exploring furniture wood stain colors for the stools and seating. 

Get the Flooring On Par 

Shown here: XRP Waterproof Floors in Antique Pine

Like dilapidated walls, inferior flooring can really detract from a stylish set of new cabinets. Stained grout and raised laminate are surefire ways of making an otherwise stunning kitchen look dated. While new hardwood floors obviously make for a premier choice to pair with new cabinets, the price of a hardwood floor installation may be prohibitive for some homeowners. Therefore, it is worthwhile to look into a luxury vinyl tile floor, as some of the most innovative vinyl planks--such as waterproof XRP flooring--can be manufactured to closely resemble natural hardwood and play seamlessly with your new cabinets.  

Experiment With Lighting 

Renovated kitchen with white countertops and white marble countertops. Hanging ceiling lamp with golden hardware. Four bar stools with white cushions made from woven wood material.

New cabinets can’t make much of a statement in dark and dimly lit rooms. As mentioned, adding a new window is a great way of promoting the flow of natural light and brightening up the space. You may also want to explore adding decorative lighting such as canned lighting, chandeliers, and LED lighting strips to best reflect light off your new cabinets once the sun has gone down.  

Go the Extra Mile to Complement New Cabinets 

Installing new cabinets is one of the quickest ways to transform a kitchen or bathroom. To help make a cabinet project stand out even more, consider pairing it with any of the other interior remodeling ideas listed above. If you need any further help or inspiration with your cabinet installation, contact Cabinets To Go today for a consultation! 


Todd Gillman is a freelance writer that loves sharing his knowledge and expertise on remodeling and construction. He lives in Land O’ Lakes, Florida where he enjoys spending time with his wife and working on projects in his free time. Todd’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource. 

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