Are you on the market for new kitchen cabinets but don’t know where to start? Your kitchen may be the heart of your home, so designing for comfort, convenience, and aesthetics may be an important factor in your kitchen design. Where do you start when there are so many options available? Maybe functionality is a big part of your decision-making process, or maybe you want something that syncs with your overall kitchen design. Whatever it may be, you have plenty of options to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular kitchen cabinets out there.
Shaker cabinets are perhaps the most popular cabinets out there. This style of cabinets features five pieces of flat panel, which creates a frame with four pieces, plus a fifth piece that’s a single flat center panel. Other trademark features include flat paneled doors, sturdy cabinets made of quality wood(cherry, hickory, maple, and quartersawn oak), and a utilitarian design. This cabinet is simple in design for traditional or contemporary designed spaces.
Flat-panel or “slab” cabinets feature simple but stylish doors in design. This style of cabinetry boasts hard lines and minimalist form, making it an ideal option for both contemporary and modern kitchens. The slab door typically lacks frames and is simply solid slabs with flat panels.
Louvered kitchen cabinets showcase horizontal wooden slats as a design feature. They are pretty pricey, but they add a unique style to any kitchen. If your space requires ventilation, Louvered cabinets are a great option since the doors have spaces between the slats.
True to their name, inset-style cabinets feature inset door that’s set inside the cabinet frame rather than outside, as is common with other cabinet styles. They give a classic look but can be personalized with beaded or non-beaded inserts to suit individual tastes. Thanks to their edgy detail and fine craftsmanship, these cabinets are a pricier option on the market.
This is an antique-style cabinet option that’s available from most cabinet manufacturers. Distressed-looking cabinets are available in various door styles and feature distressing techniques, like the corners, rubbed off to create an old feel.
Beadboard cabinets feature rows of vertical planks that have indentation or ridges. These are called “beads.” Beadboard cabinetry is notably dynamic and detailed in design as a result of the beads that add texture. It’s the perfect cabinetry for cottage style and country farmhouse kitchen.
Thermofoil kitchen cabinets are made from medium-density fiberboard (MDF). The cabinet doors are wrapped with plastic coating and then baked under intense heat for sealing to occur. You’ll end up with durable kitchen cabinets and a cost-effective option. You can find thermo foil cabinets in solid colors and even imitation wood on the market. They are a low-maintenance option that is easy to care for and is moisture-resistant. However, they can easily be damaged by heat.
This type of kitchen cabinet allows you the freedom to personalize your kitchen cabinetry. You can add your own touch to your kitchen cabinet by going with your preferred style doors, for instance. It’s up to you to pick the design features that best suit your needs and style.
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