Avoid: Raised Panel Doors and Partial-Overlay
Raised panel doors may be a classic look for cabinetry, but they certainly aren’t trendy at the moment. Partial overlay, which refers to the amount of frame visible in a cabinetry run, is also on the out.
Avoid: Slab or shaker style doors
Just like the raised panel doors, stay away from the 3D look for your cabinets. Slab or shaker doors, although give an opposite type of 3D look to your kitchen, will still look aged in your kitchen compared to inset cabinetry. Plus: you can install granite countertops yourself.
Avoid: Refrigerators next to a wall
Maybe it makes sense to push the fridge to the end of your cabinet run, but it if you’re next to a wall, it could cause some complications. In particular, having a fridge door open up next to a wall means not having enough room to open up the doors inside. Interior designer Kelly McDermott points out that a fridge should be able to open past 90 degrees in order for those drawers and fridge shelves to be easily pulled out.