Spring Forward: Creative Cabinets for a Kitchen Refresh

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Here at Cabinet IQ, we understand the value of creative cabinets as a way to free up space in your kitchen with the aesthetics to match an upcoming season of blooming and warmth.

Longer days, more sun, and a fresh breeze are signs of a forthcoming spring, and with these comes a desire for a kitchen refresh, brainstorming ways to incorporate your own creativity into the cabinet and design of your kitchen when a full renovation might not be in the books.

When Do You Need A Kitchen Refresh

Kitchens need attention regularly to ensure that the cooking space is easy to access, convenient, and inspires creativity in meal preparation.


With that said, there are a few signs to look out for when you are in need of a kitchen refresh; let’s go through some of them:

Your kitchen feels cramped or otherwise smaller than your needs

A typical kitchen should feel spacious, easily accessible, and navigable. You need to be able to access your dishes, pots, and pans without much effort; if you struggle to do so, that is already enough indication that a cabinet replacement is due.

Your kitchen shows clear signs of aging

Your kitchen shows its age when cabinets are scratched through wear and tear, dents or chips in the wood or finish, alignment issues between the cabinet doors or drawers,  issues with opening or closing said doors and drawers, and fading color.

Your kitchen layout does not suit your needs anymore

Your kitchen needs creativity in terms of layout if you wish to increase storage space or add a kitchen island for a more functional kitchen space. Perhaps your cooking experience has increased recently, and you need extra cabinet space or a kitchen countertop replacement to suit your newfound specialized cooking needs.

Your kitchen does not fit the aesthetic of the house

Undoubtedly, your kitchen and cabinet design have a powerful impact on the overall aesthetic of your home. 


For example, suppose your home has a minimalistic design focused on smart technology. At the same time, your kitchen is an old, traditional kitchen with old, worn-out wooden cabinets with little to no smart technology incorporated. In that case, such a clash of aesthetics is a good enough reason to consider a kitchen refresh or, at the very least, a cabinet and design refresh.

What Kitchen Cabinets Are The Most Popular in 2024

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In 2024, a kitchen cabinet must successfully combine aesthetic appeal with functionality to be considered creative; at Cabinet IQ, our choices reflect countertop, cabinet, and design trends for each year that manage creativity with innovative use of materials and colors in cabinet design.

Aesthetic Options for a Spring Kitchen Refresh

Spring is the perfect time for a kitchen refresh, and depending on your budget, you can choose to upgrade only your kitchen cabinets if a countertop upgrade is not necessary. Here are some of the most popular cabinet design and functionality choices for 2024.

Most popular kitchen cabinet accessories going into the spring of 2024

Cabinet IQ offers any sort of kitchen accessories with our cabinets that you might need to make your kitchen more accessible and spacious, here are some of the options:

  • Spice Racks: Spice racks can be mounted on a wall or placed on a countertop and are designed to be spacious and well-organized for any kitchen and its diverse spice needs.
  • Cabinet Lights: They brighten your kitchen and liven it up.
  • Blind Corner Pull-outs: Invite big bowls and giant items into this creative cabinet. It has a sleek look so you can stop bending and reaching to get large items out of the back.
  • Roll-out Trays: A wide variety of full-extension roll-out trays are available for base cabinets and wall pantries. You’ll never have to dig around the back of your cabinets again.
  • Hidden Drawers: A clever way to keep your kitchen items out of sight until you’re ready to use them. These are available in most base cabinet widths.

Remember, these are just some of your accessory options; contact us at Cabinet IQ to learn even more!

Most popular kitchen cabinet colors going into the spring of 2024

Here are a few tried-and-true cabinet colors, a few trendy ones, and a few new additions:


As is expected, white is still the king of kitchen cabinet colors. A classic color that easily matches any design style and color scheme, white can also be interpreted as the color of hygiene and cleanliness, particularly important in a space where food is prepared, with 43% of homeowners preferring white as their color of choice.

Light wood or beige

Light wood or beige is a warm and inviting color, and 40% of new homeowners choose this color. This is no surprise, as cabinets in these colors provide a timeless look that does not go out of style as trends change over the years.

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Blue is a popular option with homeowners when choosing new kitchen cabinets for a couple of reasons. It’s a soothing and calming color that invites relaxation in the kitchen. It is also a versatile color that works well with different cabinet design styles.

If you need extra inspiration, check out our gallery to see what other color and color combinations you might like!

Which Cabinets Are Right For You?

Cabinets at Cabinet IQ come stock or custom-fit. Read on to know the difference between the two that we at Cabinet IQ offer.

Stock cabinets

Stock cabinets are ideal for those who want to upgrade their kitchen quickly and easily, and usually come in colors and styles that are limited to the most popular. They’re often a more economical budget choice. 


Additionally, stock cabinets often come pre-assembled, making installation quick and hassle-free. Stock cabinets are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, from basic models to more elaborate designs.


All stock cabinet choices at Cabinet IQ come with a 5-year warranty.

Custom cabinets

Custom cabinets are tailored specifically to the customer, allowing creative cabinet designs and colors to your liking. Custom cabinet price points are varied, meaning there are bespoke options for luxury and more budget-focused designs.


Custom cabinets come with upgraded soft-close hardware and upgraded dovetail drawer boxes.


All custom cabinet choices at Cabinet IQ come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Spring Forward with Cabinet IQ

This spring, a kitchen refresh might be in your ideas as a great way to update your home for the upcoming year.


We hope that our article has helped you distinguish the difference between stock and custom cabinets and guided you through only some of the colors available in our catalog.


With many different color options and functional accessories, we at Cabinet IQ pride ourselves on providing creative cabinet designs that combine aesthetics with functionality. We’re here to help you with any kitchen refresh ideas you may have and turn them into reality.


Contact us today for a kitchen refresh of your dreams.

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