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Take Your New Kitchen
to 2030 and Beyond!
Want something fresh for your kitchen? Something that will add some style but not feel dated in a few years? Consider your kitchen cabinets. Though they seem like a staple that doesn’t have much to offer in the way of stylish trends, you might be surprised how much they can help you achieve a trending design. What is trending in kitchen cabinets? We’re glad you asked. Here are some cabinet trends we feel will not date your kitchen come the next decade.

Natural Woods
Lighter, natural wood looks are popular again in the kitchen. Thanks to hygge (a trending Scandinavian design style) a clean, unstained wood on the floors, cabinets, and furniture is a must have. Wood with linear grain or warmer colors is favorable. Oak fell out of favor years ago but it’s making a comeback. It’s a classic light yet warm wood that’s perfect for kitchen cabinets or floors.
Wood, white, and gray have long been “safe” options for the kitchen. But blue kitchen cabinet trends have wriggled their way into the hearts of designers everywhere after gray was a huge hit, and has stuck around this whole time too. Blue can be a stand out color that draws attention, or it can be a neutral color that functions as a foundation for other colors to take center stage. Kitchen cabinet makers are responding with navy, and sometimes lighter shades of blue, as a part of their stock offering.

Shaker Cabinets
The most solid of kitchen cabinet trends is Shaker style cabinets. It’s a style that blends with any design. It’s a style that never looks dated. It’s a style that comes in all shapes and sizes and colors. You really can’t go wrong with Shaker style cabinets. Shaker cabinets have been around for hundreds of years and they’ll probably be around for hundreds more. They are a perpetual trend you can always count on.

Open Shelving
Another of the big kitchen cabinet trends is open shelving. Instead of putting in a solid bank of cabinets with doors, consider mixing in some open shelves or even glass doors (if you don't like the idea of dust) to break things up a bit, make your kitchen feel more spacious, and add visual interest.

Drawers Instead of Doors
The use of drawers instead of traditional cabinets for things like dishes has been on the rise for over a decade. Many people find it much more accessible, especially in the kitchen island to operate a drawer than a door with a roll-out inside. Drawers are one motion so much easier when your hands are full to grab something you need. Roll-outs re still great as they allow for more customization and help you organize your storage space according to your needs, but the majority of the cabinets in your design should be banks of drawers.

Contrasting Hardware
They say opposites attract. In design, opposites take two completely different elements and bring them together in one harmonized design. Take a look at your cabinet color then go for hardware that will really stand out against it.... be it's jewelry as we say! Silver or gold metallic look great against dark cabinets, just as black or dark oil-rubbed bronze hardware looks fantastic with white or gray cabinets.
Project Spotlight!
This lake home in Chapin was full of individual rooms that created small spaces for people to gather in. As you know everyone loves to gather in the kitchen, so this made entertaining tricky. The layout in the kitchen also was not ideal for a person who loved to cook. The client decided to remove the walls separating the living room, dining room, kitchen and sun room. Now it is one large entertaining heaven! Check out more before and afters on Facebook or Instagram so you will see just how much of a transformation this home took! We designed the kitchen, bar area and food pantry to give a much more logical design which is perfect for cooking, entertaining and just hanging out as a family. The entire project is jammed pack full of all the most popular accessories including trash pull-out, coffee bar area, tray divider storage, spice rack drawer, utensil pull-out and pantry roll-outs! We used the Wynnbrooke Clayton door style in custom paint colors chosen by our client from Sherwin Williams in the kitchen and bar area, and Carolina Closets for their pantry organization. Handles are were a mixture from Atlas Homewares and Top Knobs.

Contact us today to schedule a design consultation and to see all that CHW has to offer!
CHW is an Award Winner!
We were so excited to find out we won the Photo Contest from Federal Brace and wanted to share the great news with our CHW Community! Our project even made the front cover of their newest brochure which was handed out to attendees of the 2023 National Kitchen & Bath Show a few weeks ago in Las Vegas. Check out the story and more pictures of this project on the Federal Brace Blog Page.
This Month's Feature Recipe
Lemony Shrimp Scampi with Orzo
We all tried this recipe and loved it! It is so easy and light, and perfect on a weeknight when you want something just a little different for dinner yet quick to make. So we decided why not share this awesome recipe with our CHW Community.

One of us added (3) cloves of minced garlic at the same time as the shrimp to give it an even more "Italian" flare... you can never have too much garlic!

Kosher salt
1 pound orzo pasta 
1 large shallot, chopped 
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 
1 teaspoon kosher salt 
1/2 cup dry white wine, such as pinot grigio 
5 cups (6 ounces) baby arugula 

For Vinaigrette:
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
Zest of 2 large lemons 
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 large lemons) 
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain and reserve about 1 cup of the pasta water.
  2. For the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the shrimp, salt and pepper. Cook until the shrimp turn pink and are cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the skillet. Increase the heat to high. Add the wine and arugula. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 minute until most of the liquid has evaporated and the arugula has wilted. Add the cooked pasta, cooked shrimp and vinaigrette to the skillet. Toss until all the ingredients are coated, adding the reserve pasta water, if needed, to loosen the pasta.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl and serve.

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1819 Two Notch Rd
Lexington, SC 29073
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