Which Kitchen Cabinet Styles Fit Your Home

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen and looking for the perfect cabinet style that will complement your home? With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. But fear not because Bulldog Design/Build LLC is here to guide you in finding the kitchen cabinet style that fits your home perfectly.

The kitchen is often considered the heart of the home, and the cabinets play a crucial role in its overall design and functionality. Different cabinet styles can create various aesthetics, from modern and sleek to traditional and rustic. It’s important to choose a style that not only matches your personal taste but also harmonizes with the rest of your home’s decor.

When it comes to kitchen cabinet styles, it’s essential to consider both form and function. The right cabinets can enhance your kitchen’s visual appeal while providing ample storage space and organization. Bulldog Design/Build LLC understands the importance of selecting the right cabinet style, and in this article, we will explore various options to help you make an informed decision. Whether you prefer a contemporary look or a timeless design, we’ve got you covered.

Traditional Kitchen Cabinet Styles

New kitchen cabinets in traditional styles are mainly chosen by homeowners specifically looking to create a kitchen that looks a bit older, such as recreating something similar to what they remember from their childhood home. While these styles were once what could be found in most kitchens, they often look dated to those who do not have a specific reason for wanting them. Genuine older cabinets are a common reason for wanting to renovate a kitchen by adding more modern alternatives but choosing new cabinets with raised panels and other large details can still be an ideal choice for those that love traditional, uncomplicated designs.

Modern Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Many kitchen remodels incorporate modern cabinet styles that include sleek and simple designs that blend nicely with nearly any furniture style and decor scheme. Modern cabinets are a more general concept that can include a variety of emerging trends, such as glass doors, matching open shelving, smooth slab cabinets, and other details that stand out from traditional or ultra-contemporary cabinets.

Rustic Kitchen Cabinet Styles

While many cabinet styles use beautifully furnished wood to create a polished appearance, leaving it natural can be an excellent choice for cabins, farmhouses, and other homes that incorporate a rustic style. True rustic cabinets take full advantage of how your wood looks as soon as the tree is cut down by changing as little as possible and using raw wood to create one-of-a-kind pieces that focus on the wood’s grain and texture instead of artificial designs. If these cabinets include any type of coating, it is generally kept as minimal as possible to add some level of protection without changing its appearance.

Urban rustic kitchen cabinets can create a similar aesthetic in everything from modern farmhouses to city apartments. While this option typically includes a bit more treatment to give it a smoother finish, adjust its color, make it shine, or otherwise make it look more sophisticated than completely raw wood, these cabinets also help to create an atmosphere that adds a touch of the outdoors.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinet Styles

The most contemporary kitchen cabinet styles aim to create a more sophisticated blend of function and aesthetics than nearly any older design. These sleek cabinets blend smoothly into your walls to make them less noticeable than the focal point of your kitchen that most cabinets are. These cabinets utilize an effortless design and avoid including visible handles or other details. They are often the same color as your walls to further reduce the amount that they stand out.

Get Professional Advice From the Experts at Bulldog Design/Build

At Bulldog Design/Build, we are here to help you evaluate your options and select the best kitchen cabinet style for you. Choosing the right kitchen cabinets is an important step in creating the kitchen aesthetic you want, and our experts can help you select a style that is uniquely you. Once you have decided on your new cabinets, we will handle every step of the installation process to make sure they are set up according to our quality standards. Contact us today to learn more about choosing the right kitchen cabinets or start planning your kitchen remodel!

Small Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Designing a small kitchen that is both beautiful and functional may not always be as easy as remodeling a larger space, but a bit of creativity can go a long way when it comes to making every square foot count. Many techniques that are common options for remodeling larger kitchens can be modified to suit your smaller space, while other small kitchen remodel ideas can be helpful strategies for making your kitchen appear larger. Here are some of the most effective ways Bulldog Design/Build can help you plan a kitchen remodel that makes the most of your small space!

Add Open Shelving

Open shelving can significantly increase your kitchen’s storage space while making it appear larger. With this alternative to solid cabinets, a pantry behind a door, or another enclosed storage option, having your walls behind visible shelves can make them appear to extend further back than they do. This effect adds depth to your kitchen, while solid cabinets reduce the amount of square footage between the “edges” of your kitchen and make it look smaller. This option also makes it easier to see where things are and find what you are looking for quickly.

However, it is crucial to keep in mind that keeping visible shelves neat is a must because messy spaces also tend to look smaller than organized spaces. If you do not want your cooking gadgets and other belongings exposed to dust, enclosing your cabinets with glass doors can work nearly as well.

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Add Mirrors or Mirrored Surfaces

Filling your kitchen with large mirrors and similar surfaces is an easy way to make your cooking and eating space appear larger because they reflect light throughout your kitchen and make it appear as though your counters and other surfaces stretch further than they actually do. These “longer” surfaces make it seem like you have more space to put things, creating an overall appearance that comes closer to how you want your kitchen to look.

Very large mirrors that reflect a large portion of your wall can even make it look as though your kitchen is nearly twice as big as it is by making it appear to have twice as much in it. Other smooth and shiny surfaces can serve similar functions, such as chrome countertops, although they generally are less effective than mirrors.

Maximize Lighting

Dim kitchens naturally look smaller and are not as enjoyable to spend time in, while filling your space with as much natural light as possible and being intentional about choosing quality lighting options can significantly improve the mood of your kitchen.

Choosing large picture windows, skylights, or similar styles can be an effective choice for letting an exceptional amount of sunlight into your kitchen, which can significantly boost your mood and make it easier to see what you are doing. Adding a large ceiling light and surrounding it with several small puck lights can also play an important role in making your space appear larger, and using cool, white bulbs that closely imitate the appearance and effects of daylight can make your kitchen appear more spacious than using bulbs that are too warm or produce a minimal amount of light.

Add Accents

Creative decor choices can be especially important in small spaces because they are often aspects of your kitchen that are noticed first, which can help to draw your attention away from areas that make it appear smaller. Adding an accent wall in a shade that complements the main color of your kitchen, creative lighting or shelving options, or art that captures your attention can help direct your focus to your favorite parts of your kitchen.

Use Creative Storage Solutions

Choosing the right storage options is key when making the most of your space. While it is important to make sure you have plenty of storage space to contain your items and keep excess clutter from spilling onto your countertops, kitchen table, and other surfaces, having more cabinets and other large storage spaces than you need can eat up too much space and leave you with less square footage that can be left empty or used for other purposes. Making sure your cabinets are as small as possible and supplementing them with other storage solutions can help you avoid unnecessarily losing space.

Experience the Difference of Bulldog Design/Build’s Kitchen Remodeling Services

At Bulldog Design/Build, we are here to help you find creative ways to get the most out of your kitchen of any size. Even the smallest kitchens can be beautiful and enjoyable with a little extra effort, and making sure your remodeling choices work in your favor instead of against the size of your kitchen is key when it comes to creating a compact space that fuels your cooking creativity and makes dining even more enjoyable. Contact us today to learn more about your options for transforming your basic small kitchen into something more exciting and functional with a kitchen remodel!

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Complete Gilbert Kitchen Remodel

kitchen brown cabinets, white quartz countertops

kitchen brown cabinets, white quartz countertops

Bulldog Design/Build LLC‘s complete Gilbert Kitchen Remodel was nothing short of spectacular! This transformation went from builder grade to breathtaking. The homeowner said goodbye to the orange-hued cabinets and hello to our beautiful Driftwood cabinetry. Quartz countertops finished off this transformation. While this upgrade did not require any major layout changes, that didn’t stop it from receiving a major facelift. We couldn’t be happier with how this Gilbert Kitchen Remodel turned out.

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Complete Chandler Kitchen Remodel

The beautiful complete Chandler kitchen remodel included white and blue shaker cabinetry and gorgeous Calacatta Capella quartz countertops. During this update, the Bulldog Design/Build LLC team removed walls to open the space and give the area a light and bright feel. This change really made a statement! It is now the perfect spot to entertain, have your morning coffee or pull up your laptop and start your workday. The homeowner was thrilled with the result, and we can see why!

kitchen remodel white and blue shaker cabinets with white quartz

kitchen remodel white and blue shaker cabinets with white quartz

kitchen remodel white and blue shaker cabinets with white quartz

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Complete Kitchen Renovation in Chandler

This amazing kitchen renovation took place right in our very own backyard. This project was a complete renovation with new white shaker cabinetry and Carrara Fine Vein quartz. The homeowner originally planned for a blue island but changed their mind once the project was underway. We are thrilled with how this complete kitchen renovation in Chandler turned out.

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Holiday Hot Deal – December 2019

Just in time for the HOLIDAYS! Each month from now through the end of 2019, Bulldog Design/Build LLC will be offering a monthly “Holiday Hot Deal.” Take advantage of this monthly special and get your home holiday-ready!

December Hot Deal:
With any signed kitchen remodeling contract including NEW cabinetry and NEW countertops, you will receive a Keurig Coffee Maker and K-Cup Variety Pack (value up to $200).

Offer Details:
*Contract must be signed by the last day of the deal month in order to receive the monthly deal.
*Deal only good on NEW estimates, cannot be used on previous quoted projects.
*When we come to your home for the estimate – you MUST mention this ad to receive the deal.

Holiday Hot Deal – November 2019

Just in time for the HOLIDAYS! Each month from now through the end of 2019, Bulldog Design/Build LLC will be offering a monthly “Holiday Hot Deal.” Take advantage of this monthly special and get your home holiday-ready! 🦃🍗🌲

November Hot Deal:
With any signed kitchen remodeling contract over $25,000, you will receive FREE demo and haul away of your old kitchen (up to an $800 value).

Offer Details:
*Contract must be signed by the last day of the deal month in order to receive the monthly deal.
*Deal only good on NEW estimates, cannot be used on previous quoted projects.
*When we come to your home for the estimate – you MUST mention this ad to receive the deal.

Guide to Luxury Vinyl Tile

Have you heard of LVT? Here’s a little bit more about the LVT, luxury vinyl tile, trend we are seeing right now. LVT is waterproof wood-look vinyl plank flooring. We are now offering a line of LVT flooring that is durable enough to withstand everyday scratches, spills, pet accidents, indentations, and sun damage. Contact us today to schedule your FREE estimate and see what we have to offer!

Luxury Vinyl Tile Chandler Arizona
Luxury Vinyl Tile Chandler Arizona

October 2019 Holiday Hot Deal

Just in time for the HOLIDAYS! Each month from now through the end of 2019, Bulldog Design/Build LLC will be offering a monthly “Holiday Hot Deal.” Take advantage of this monthly special and get your home holiday-ready!

October’s Hot Deal:
With any signed kitchen remodeling contract containing 20 or more NEW kitchen cabinets, you will receive FREE cabinet installation (up to a $1600 value)!

Offer Details:
*Contract must be signed by the last day of the deal month in order to receive the monthly deal.
*Deal only good on NEW estimates, cannot be used on previous quoted projects.
*When we come to your home for the estimate – you MUST mention this ad to receive the deal.

Big Impact, Small Budget

At Bulldog Design/Build LLC, our average kitchen ranges between $30,000-40,000. However, we do offer some amazing budget-friendly kitchens for homeowners who are looking to give their kitchen a facelift. If you are looking to simply replace your old cabinets with new stock cabinetry, add fresh Group 1 granite countertops and beautiful LVT flooring, we have options for you! Check out this beautiful kitchen transformation that landed in the $15,000-20,000 price range. Still making a big impact without a high price tag. And one of the bonuses with these less invasive transformations, is this kitchen was completed…start to finish…in just 16 DAYS!

Please note this kitchen DID NOT INCLUDE:
*Layout design changes

*Relocation of electrical or plumbing
*New appliances

From Vision to Reality!

This gorgeous kitchen transformation in Mesa, Arizona included J&K Pearl with Glaze and Hazel cabinetry, Fantasy Brown Satin granite, a custom island, flooring and black stainless steel appliances. We (and the homeowner) could not be more thrilled with the end result! Let us bring your VISION to REALITY!

Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

At Bulldog Design/Build LLC, we service customers who are looking for the most basic and simple remodel all the way to homeowners who are wanting to completely change the look and function of their kitchen. No matter the budget we are seeing many common trends happening in the world of kitchen renovation!

The White Kitchen

Homeowners love the look and feel of white kitchens…everything from cabinets to countertops. White cabinets are a growing trend right now and over 50% of the cabinets we install are white cabinets. Our most popular cabinet is our Pearl with Glaze.

We are seeing an increase in the monotone look in our kitchen renovations and the use of white granite or quartz is becoming very common. Whichever surface you prefer, there are gorgeous options to add to the eye-appealing look of a white kitchen.


A popular look right now in the world of kitchen renovation is the Farmhouse design. You don’t need to live on a farm or even have a 100-year-old farmhouse to enjoy this look. A popular option homeowners choose is the farmhouse or apron sink. They are spacious and beautiful!

Unique Backsplashes

Gone are the days of the 4-inch granite backsplash. Nowadays, homeowners are looking for something unique to make their kitchen really stand out. We love the uniqueness of a herringbone backsplash. Dare to be different!

Learn more about our Kitchen Design Services to start your renovation project!

Chandler Kitchen Renovation

What a transformation with this kitchen remodel! This Chandler kitchen renovation began with removing a wall with outdated upper cabinetry. This change really allowed us to create an open space giving this kitchen a much more spacious feel. Add beautiful chocolate colored cabinetry and Atacama granite countertops and this dream kitchen renovation came to life! We are so happy with how this Chandler kitchen remodel turned out.

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