Upgrading your kitchen cabinets is one of the biggest ventures when going through a home remodel. There are so many different options for color, cabinet style, finishes, and countertops, making this decision-making process daunting. One of the first decisions you can make is what cabinet style you are looking for. Are you trying for a more traditional or modern style kitchen? Are you on a budget or willing to splurge? We have listed the top four cabinet styles to help narrow your decision.
Shaker-style is one of the most common cabinet styles. The Shaker-style consists of four pieces framing a single flat center panel. Shaker-style cabinets are normally made with sturdy American wood, making them resilient to wear and tear throughout the years. They are mainly made with Cherry, Maple, Hickory, and Quarter Sawn Oak. The Shaker-style cabinet should be your top choice is you wanted to create a more contemporary design for your kitchen.
Also known as “slab” cabinet doors, Flat-Panel cabinets are the modern option for cabinetry in your kitchen. The minimalist look of the flat wood creates clean lines that allow for you to add larger finishes to create a statement in your kitchen. If you are looking to make your small kitchen look larger, Flat-Panel cabinets are the way to go. With a horizontal wood grain finish, your kitchen will appear larger.
Inset cabinets are used for a more traditional kitchen. These cabinets are made wit an inset door inside of the cabinet frame, as opposed to outside of the frame. Inset cabinets are some of the more expensive cabinets on the market due to their precise measurements and intricate detail.
If you are looking for a farmhouse or antique style kitchen, Distressed cabinets should be your top choice. There are many different design options for Distressed cabinets, with a variety of colors, door style, and distressing techniques. They are some of the more unique looking cabinets because of their many options. If you purchase kitchen cabinets that are not already distressed, some contractors will be able to distress them for you for an extra charge.