Consider how you use your kitchen when purchasing furniture for it, such as tables and chairs. They should be durable enough to withstand spills and scratches without becoming worn down quickly.

Cabinets are built-in furniture used to store dishes, silverware and cooking equipment. When selecting cabinet materials based on durability, style and color considerations – raised-panel doors are often considered classic in traditional kitchen settings.


Cabinets are built-in furniture installed in many kitchens to store food and cooking equipment, silverware and dishes used during table service and other items. Cabinets come in an assortment of styles and finishes; custom and semi-custom cabinets may require design time; ready-to-install stock cabinets may still need some modifications for optimal functionality in your space.

Solid wood cabinets remain the go-to choice, but laminate and other materials also exist. Cabinets can be stained or painted any color desired and often come equipped with special features that increase functionality for the homeowner.


Countertops play an essential part in the functionality of any kitchen. They must withstand accidental chopping or knife wear without being easily worn down by hard use, be easy to wipe down after cooking incidents, be resistant to burns and spills and look good as well.

Countertop materials have never been more diverse. From classic stone like granite to high-end engineered quartz, there’s sure to be the ideal surface to fit every taste and budget.

Zinc offers more exotic alternatives, which develop an eye-catching patina over time and use, and soapstone is an earthy natural material with soft yet resilient qualities to withstand mold, mildew and staining resistance.

Laminate countertops have come a long way over time and now come with patterns to imitate granite, marble or wood grain surfaces. Not only is their price affordable and installation relatively easy but laminate can even save money with its budget-friendly advantages.


Kitchen islands are an increasingly popular feature, yet often go underutilized. “Kitchen islands can be an awesome space saver if used strategically,” notes designer Rozit Arditi of New York City.

Kitchen islands provide additional counter space for food prep and dining, or act as visual barriers between the kitchen and family room in open plan homes. They can even conceal sinks and appliances; making it the ideal addition for creating breakfast bars or cocktail lounges.

Permanent islands–composed of base cabinets connected by base cabinet legs and topped with a countertop–can be costly. If you’re considering one, choose a rollable work table with storage for stools to keep it looking sleek. Lighting can ruin an island’s design; avoid pendant lights in favor of task lighting such as recessed cans. A pullout trash and recycling center like that found here by H&H Custom Homes may be another smart solution.

Tables & Chairs

Kitchen tables add surface area to any kitchen and can be used for multiple tasks. There is an assortment of table styles available, with some offering adjustable tops.

Add a classic wooden dining set to your kitchen for instant warmth and hospitality. Pair it with cushioned chairs to further accentuate its beauty and seating comfort.

Kitchen islands provide extra counter space for food preparation, cooking and eating. Plus they look more impressive than traditional tables! Plus they can double up as seating area for cozy chats with loved ones or breakfast bars for entertaining.

Kitchen and dining room tables come in an assortment of styles to meet any home design. Traditional wood furniture offers classic appeal while FSC-certified wood options are environmentally-friendly options. Choose between painted or natural finishes when purchasing these pieces of furniture – many sets also include matching chairs.

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