When it comes to your kitchen cabinetry, a small budget doesn’t require a sacrifice in style.
Julia Child once said, “The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.” Of course, she may have been talking about her delectable cuisine, but the same can be said about kitchen design—in this case, kitchen cabinetry.
Costly Kitchen Cabinetry
New kitchen cabinets for an average-size kitchen are expensive, running anywhere from $15,000-$30,000 or more. Cost of materials, size of cabinetry and space may all affect the total price. A recent study showed that the average cost for refacing cabinets runs about $7,158, which is a fraction of the price to update your kitchen cabinets. To save money, the DIY route is a great option, but this approach may be beyond your skill set. Thankfully, aesthetics don’t have to be compromised to save money. Another option exists that is still budget-friendly yet provides a customized look for your kitchen cabinetry.
Big Style on a Small Budget
Modern Twig, founded by Ivan Sokolov with a name inspired by his pug Twiggy, is a Los Angeles-based woodshop that takes pride in creating custom-handcrafted, affordable doors and panels that fit with Ikea-designed cabinetry. While Modern Twig offers a range styles, as its name implies, owners of Mid Century Modern homes will find a perfect fit. Materials offered by the company include veneer, matte, faux- and paint-ready wood.
“We try to bridge the gap between making sure that the space is functional and making sure that it looks nice with the materials and products we use,” says Jesse Juarez, Modern Twig’s lead designer.
Ikea’s latest kitchen cabinetry design, Sektion, was a source of inspiration for Modern Twig’s kitchen front panels and doors. The company loves the versatile modern construction and clever organizational components that are the unique features of the design. If your kitchen was designed using Ikea’s older Akurum kitchen cabinets, don’t worry—Modern Twig has you covered there as well.
Modern Twig keeps its cost competitive with other manufacturers, with prices ranging from $32 for its Paint-Ready Shaker Door to $104 for its White Oak Shaker Door, by working with local vendors to bring the best prices and value to their customers while supporting the local economy.
What makes Modern Twig’s workmanship superior is “quality, precision, design and efficiency,” Ivan says. Having longtime employees working and refining their products for over a decade has been key to the company becoming an industry leader. “We are a family,” Ivan says with pride about his team.
For more on Modern Twig, visit moderntwig.com.
For more MCM kitchen inspiration, see A Retro Kitchen Reno in Altadena, California, MCM Kitchen Storage Organization and Reface Your Kitchen Cabinets? And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Mid Century Modern inspiration!