From color to shape, layout and profile, the number of choices available for today’s kitchen cabinet remodel is enough to make your head spin. With customizations and unique choices galore, cabinets are a great way to make a big impact in any modern kitchen. Check out our list of favorites below to help you choose the look that fits your home.
While the Shaker style cabinet may be one of the oldest traditional designs found historical kitchens, it has stood the test of time to remain one of the most popular. With clean lines and a recognizable look, Shaker cabinets are timeless and transition beautifully into a modern setting. No matter what the color or finish, Shaker style doors are always made up of 5 vertical pieces of wood: the stiles, the rails, and the middle panel. Easy to style and simple to keep clean, they go well with a multitude of finishes. Looking good at home in both contemporary kitchens with smart appliances, metallics and concrete counters to rustic farmhouses.
Bringing in warm, organic energy, the Craftsman style is the best choice for an organic, comfortable, and lived-in environment. Typically made of medium-colored wood such as oak or cherry, this cabinet is constructed using tongue-and-grove joinery in the traditional fashion. It is important to note that Craftsman style cabinets are sometime referred to as Mission-style cabinets. Their simplistic design looks great in midcentury homes and pair great with simplistic interior design.
Flat front, or Slab Cabinets look amazing in modern, industrial kitchens. These cabinets are made from a single board and do not have any sort of framing, panels, or carving. They also look great in houses with Scandinavian designs and can add contrast to warm farmhouses. Due to their uber simplistic front, they are extremely easy to repaint if you ever needed to refresh your kitchen color scheme.
Beadboard is created when vertical slats of wood are fitted together with one another in a decorative join. This type of cabinet is sometimes called tongue and groove. If you’re seeking a retro and rustic feel, Beadboard is the clear winner. They look picturesque in cottage style farmhouses and add elements of warmth due to their texture and visual appeal. One downside to Beadboard Cabinets is that due to their grooves, they can be more difficult to clean trapping dust in the bead lines and trim areas.
Raised Panel Cabinets
If Shaker style cabinets are not traditional enough, Raised Panel cabinets are the epitome of traditional style. This style of cabinet has raised center panels that sometimes are detailed by the lines and edges of the wood. They show off best in farmhouse and bungalow type houses and can perfect the kitchen in a Victorian style home. To change up the ultra-traditional feel, swapping out intricate hardware for something more streamlined and modern can give these historic cabinets a more updated look.
Glass Front Cabinets
Like the name implies, Glass Front cabinets have a glass panel window placed in the cabinet door. These are most added into kitchens as accent doors rather than being installed in every cabinet. With that being said, they add visual interest into your kitchen by providing a display space for beautifully placed kitchen ware. While this does provide a great opportunity to make a statement it does require a certain level of organization to keep your cabinets clean and tidy as well as fitting within your aesthetic.