Textured Melamine: A Modern Look

Say the word “melamine”, and many home owners think of low quality, boring white cabinets suitable only for your laundry room.  The truth is, melamine has come a long way.  This material is a new way to achieve a durable, reasonably priced kitchen with a contemporary European style.

What Is Textured Melamine, Exactly?

Textured melamine is created by using heat and pressure.  A textured resin melamine finish is thermally fused on to particleboard to create a three dimensional effect that both looks and feels like wood grain.   This material is cleanable, durable, and comes in a wide range of contemporary colours and grains.  This isn’t a 1970s melamine kitchen!

Keep in mind, when you order a textured melamine kitchen from Vanway Kitchen + Bath, you’re still getting premium birch cabinets and drawers.  It’s just the cupboard door and drawer front that is made from textured melamine.  The boxes and shelves are still be the exceptional quality you expect from Vanway Kitchen + Bath. 

Perfect For Modern, Contemporary Looks

Textured melamine is the ideal choice if you prefer sleek, streamlined, contemporary kitchens.  We’ve curated some of our favourite photos from suppliers in the gallery below. Which of these gorgeous modern looks would you like to recreate in your own home?

Save On Cabinets, Splurge On Counters

Textured melamine is one of the more economical styles of cabinet door. It provides the visual appeal of a range of wood species without the associated costs and maintenance requirements. When you save a little on your cabinetry, your budget for countertops will stretch a little further.  This may allow you to upgrade to quartz countertops.  Quartz is one of the most popular materials for countertops and makes a beautiful focal point if you have an island.

Vanway Kitchen + Bath has installed some local kitchens that paired textured melamine cabinets with beautiful quartz countertops.  View the photos below to see how well they work together to create a modern look in your kitchen!

Considering a textured melamine kitchen and looking for design inspiration?  Browse through our photo gallery or visit our profile on Houzz to look through our projects and ideabooks.

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