Choosing the right facade and kitchen credenza

The front is one of the first remarkable elements in a kitchen and must be chosen at the beginning of your project. It meets a challenge of practicality, durability and aesthetics. To complete the choice of your front, the credenza plays a fundamental role. While it protects walls from stains and splashes of water and grease, it is also an essential element of decoration. For both, making the right choice can be complex. Here are the criteria to take into account when choosing your kitchen front and credenza.

I. The kitchen facade: which material forwhat style and lifestyle?

Fronts literally change the look of a kitchen. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, they should fit your lifestyle and cooking habits. Here are our top tips for balancing style and functionality in detail.

#1. Solid wood

The solid wood that makes up the fronts of the kitchen furniture is specially treated. It is resistant to the aggressions of daily life and humidity. This rustic and authentic species, whether shiny, matte, with or without knots, warms up the room. Wood adapts to all kitchen styles, from the most vintage to the most modern.

However, solid wood has the disadvantage of changing over time and being more susceptible to certain stains.

#2. The lacquer

The lacquered kitchen front offers a smooth, consistent and durable finish. Its reflective mirror effect beautifies sophisticated kitchens. In addition, this material captures light and visually enlarges the room. The lacquer can be custom-tinted, including matte finishes. In fact, if you have a large kitchen, the velvety look of the matte will give your room a chic, upscale feel.

Scratch and impact resistant, lacquer is sensitive to fingerprints and dust, especially if it is matte.

#3. The laminate

Laminate is one of the most customizable and affordable options for dressing up a kitchen front. It imitates a wide range of materials, from concrete to wood to stone.

While it might look “cheap”, just turn to a high quality laminate and it will enhance your kitchen and create a flawless imitation. Laminate is therefore unbeatable in terms of quality/price, abrasion and impact resistance. Its counterpart, melamine, is more sensitive to heat and not recommended for a high-end kitchen.

#4. The glass

Glass is most commonly used for the fronts of tall furniture. The latter act as showcases that lighten the room and highlight certain decorative pieces. For example, it is recommended if you want to
build a vintage kitchen
where antique objects and retro dishes remain in plain sight. Glass is also a sophisticated symbol par excellence, good at capturing light.

II. Two essential elements to chooseits kitchen credenza

Useful and aesthetic, like the front, the kitchen credenza protects and decorates your walls. It is therefore part of the style of your room, whether it is a pure, vintage, indus or ultra modern kitchen. In this respect, the choice of the credenza is fundamental.

#1. Which material to choose for akitchen credenza ?

The timeless tile credenza stands the test of time and suits all styles. If you want a more personal kitchen, choose an earthenware, porcelain stoneware, cement tiles or patterned tiles. These original options add character to your kitchen while ensuring its maintenance. Of course, it is important to choose water-resistant tiles.

Laminate has the elegance of being very easy to install and to clean with a sponge. The degree of customization in terms of patterns and finishes is unmatched. However, this material does not withstand as much heat as other materials and therefore will not decorate and protect the back of a gas fireplace.

Stainless steel is the ideal choice for those who want a durable, elegant and visually stunning kitchen countertop. This professional, non-porous, hygienic and wear-resistant material is available with an anti-scratch, brushed or polished finish. Stainless steel is particularly suitable for use behind a gas hob.


The glass is chic and widely customizable, in uniform or printed colors. Some options even allow the credenza to match the glass of the furniture already chosen for the kitchen. Finally, the glass is easy to maintain and reinforced to last over time.

Stone or ceramic credenzas are high-end options that are sturdy and easy to clean. They bring a unique and luxurious character to a contemporary and chic kitchen.

Finally, don’t hesitate to take a look at the latest trends and innovations on the market. For example, you will find credenzas equipped with bars, rails or shelves to store your utensils or small condiments. Some can even be equipped with LEDs or magnets to make your life easier in the kitchen.

#2. What are the dimensions of a kitchen credenza?

Like tiles, credenzas come in different sizes depending on the look of your kitchen and the style you want.
Generally, the height goes from 20 to 70 cm and the width from 50 cm to 3 meters. The thickness varies from 0.5 to 1 cm.

The choice of height depends mainly on the size of your kitchen. In a kitchen of 10 m3 or less, choose a small credenza so that it does not monopolize the space. The width depends on the width of the work surface, since the objective is that the credenza does not extend beyond the work surface.

As each kitchen is unique, noblessa offers a wide range of custom-made fronts and credenzas. Designed according to your needs, constraints and desires, they can be customized at will.

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