White slab doors...Painted? Laminate? MDF?
I am having some trouble deciding what direction to take in our upcoming remodel. I currently have a transitional style kitchen with white catalyzed-finish cabs. I love my current kitchen but our new home calls for a slightly sleeker modern style. I like rustic elements so it will be more eclectic but sleeker than I would normally go for.
I have decided on white slab lower cabinets with edge pulls and wood shelves instead of uppers. The hood and fridge/oven will be slightly rustic wood. Floor will be wood. I am picturing IKEA cabs, but they will probably be custom. Counters will be white but I am struggling a little with that as well-it's a an open kitchen with a large island and I am a little wary of such a huge expanse of white counter...
I never thought I would go for laminate cabinets but the more I look at pictures and at cabinet doors the more I feel like painted slab doors won't look quite right. They look cheaper to me for some reason, even though I adore painted wood and IKEA laminate cabs are actually quite inexpensive.... I have attached some cabinet inspiration photos. The first kitchen is a major inspiration-I love it! The second pic is sleeker and more glamorous than what I am going for but shows the mix of wood and shiny white. The last picture features cabinets with edge pulls. I am not drawn to the more modern/contemporary hardware and I would like to go for a "no hardware" look. I really like the edge pulls!
So...what do you guys think? What type of cabinet will best achieve this look? Since there will be no white upper cabinets I feel like I can go with a shiny laminate and not look too shiny overall...?