We’ll be honest- there is no shortage of decisions to be made when undertaking a kitchen renovation. Countertops, fixtures, and color schemes can leave your head spinning. Knowing what’s out there and what’s within your budget before you start your reno can help eliminate some of the pressure and stress that is bound to come your way. To help you prep for your kitchen renovation, here are 5 cabinet types that we can’t stop lusting over-.
Shaker: Hands down one of the most popular cabinet styles on the market today and there is a good reason. Shaker cabinets can be incredibly versatile spanning from traditional to modern kitchens and are budget-friendly. Traditional style Shaker cabinets typically come in oak, maple, and cherry and are characterized by a five-piece construction (four pieces to build the frame and one panel in the center). More modern takes include replacing the classic wood center panel with glass, creating an open and airy vibe.
Flat Panel/Slab: One of the more modern cabinets styles available today, Flat Panel or Slab cabinets are highlighted by a single, frameless front panel. Gaining popular, Slab cabinets tend to be slightly more expensive than more traditional styles like Shaker but are slowly coming down in price as demand for them grows. If you’re looking for something to modernize your space or love minimalist design, Slab cabinets are a great choice.
Inset: Inset cabinets are ones in which the cabinet doors are set into the framework of the cabinetry versus sitting on top of the frame. Their flush-fitting appearance provides a sleek, clean look to any kitchen but it comes with a price tag. Inset cabinets can range from 15-30% more expensive than traditional overlay cabinets. Keep in mind inset cabinets provide less storage space than their overlay counterparts because the door is set within the frame. Additionally, if you live in a humid region, remember that wood can expand and may cause some rubbing between the door and the frame.
Beadboard: If you’ve been bitten by the rustic farmhouse bug, you’re probably familiar with beadboard cabinets. Similar to Shaker-style cabinets, these cabinets are typically made of 5 pieces of wood with vertical beads cut into the center panel. Popular in southern homes, beadboard cabinets definitely fall under “traditional” in terms of cabinetry but can work with most design aesthetics.
Custom: None of the above really speaking to you? Custom cabinetry is always available as an option. Be prepared though- the price tag associated with custom cabinetry can be a hefty one with little room for error.
Still unsure about what cabinets are best suited to your lifestyle and taste? Don’t worry! We’ve had professionals available that would like to help you navigate your kitchen remodel from start to finish.