Understanding the Different Types of Cabinets
Fresh cabinet doors can completely transform the look and feel of your home. They are certainly one of the most visible elements of your kitchen, which makes it even more important to choose the right style for your space.
Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be an exciting time, but also overwhelming. There are so many cabinet options on the market that it’s hard to know which is right for your space, budget, and overall design.
To help make this process a little easier, we have created a mini guide, defining the different styles of cabinets. With this guide, you will be able to better understand the styles available and those that are right for your space.
This is one of the most common styles of cabinets on the market. Shaker cabinets are a five piece, flat panel door that is completed with a frame around the outside edges.
This style has simple, clean lines that can be great for both visual appeal and functionality. Their simplicity can be included in just about any decor, and they can be adapted to fit any color scheme, using different wood species, stains, colors, and hardware.
Like shaker cabinets, inset cabinets are also completed with a frame on the outer border. Rather than the frame being layered on top of the cabinet door, the frame is inset.
The creation of these cabinet doors is more labor intensive than shaker, as craftsmen will need to make precise measurements and cuts to create the frame. Inset cabinets tend to be one of the more higher-end choices due to the level of craftsmanship that is involved.
Louvered cabinets are not as common as the two cabinet styles previously mentioned, but still create a beautiful finish in your kitchen.
This style of cabinet is composed of slats of wood that are typically inserted horizontally within a frame. This bold style adds a unique look to your home, while also providing ventilation, due to the spaces between slats.
Flat cabinets are a very simple, clean, and modern style that can be modified to fit a wide variety of styles. This is simply a flat cabinet door with no added detail, besides the details from the material.
Flat cabinets are often made from glossy laminate that excuentates the modern and clean look of these cabinets. Because the surface is completely flat, all cabinets lie flush with each other, creating a clean, organized feel.
The simplicity of these cabinets make them easy to create, customize, and install. They can be a great cost effective alternative for your home, without compromising on a modern feel.
To create a cottage style feel to your kitchen, beadboard cabinets are the best choice. These cabinets, have a basic structure. Like shaker cabinets, this style often has a border around the outer edges. Rather than the center panel being flat, it is filled with beadboard paneling.
This style is often seen with a fresh coat of white paint to create a bright, clean kitchen, while still showcasing the detail of the beadboard.
If none of these styles match your taste, there’s no need to worry. Creating custom cabinets is simple. There are many custom cabinetry companies out there that can create the exact look and feel that you want in your home.
Most custom cabinetry companies, like ours, are able to craft cabinets from a wide variety of conventional and unconventional materials to give your home the unique look you crave.