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Kitchen cabinetry is not just about storage. It’s the crown jewel that brings everything in the kitchen together. It also plays a significant role in any kitchen remodeling project. As a matter of fact, kitchen cabinets take up 30% up to 40% of the entire renovation budget. the price goes even higher if you’ll go for customized cabinets instead of stock or semi-custom ones.
Cabinet types and designs have not seen significant changes over the last few years. For those who aren’t well-versed in cabinetry, it pays to know the basic types.
Types of Cabinets
Depending on the layout and size of your kitchen, you should get the type which will fit in your kitchen perfectly. If you’re not sure what type will work best, check out the different types of cabinets for reference.
You can also hire a kitchen designer There are a lot of designers that you can find online, or you can also scout around your area for one. Find a designer for kitchen renovations in Melbourne, Ottawa, or New York City and get to work on building the perfect cabinetry for your kitchen.
People sometimes refer to this type as the lower cabinet. These cabinets can be used as the base for your kitchen island or countertops if you’re planning to add one during a renovation. It’s also a great option if you’re aiming to add another storage area for your kitchen. The standard size for this cabinet is 24 inches deep and 36 inches tall. Base type cabinets also have sub-categories such as the following:
The easy-access cabinet which comes with a middle shelf and small racks attached to a door. Pull out type has open shelves with racks. The two drawer type only has open space in it for storage, while the open-base has open shelving used to display items.
Corner cabinets are located in the corner and utilize the often unused space in your cupboard. Super cabinets come with a lot of features, such as multiple racks, pull out shelves, and lots of room for storage.
You can see wall-mounted cabinets on the kitchen walls. This cabinet helps you save floor space as it doesn’t take up too much space since it’s on the wall. Its standard size is 12 inches to 17 inches deep.
The pull-down spice rack comes with small compartments for your spices, and the easy-access storage type has three shelves plus wire racks. You can put small and medium-sized items in these cabinets.
Also called utility cabinets, tall cabinets can go from 84 inches to 96 inches. These cabinets can store long items such as brooms. If you want to organize the things inside it, you can add shelves, drawers, and hooks.
Some tall cabinets are custom-built to accommodate appliances like an oven or microwave. If you want easy access to your items, you can use the tall pullout cabinet.
Cabinet doors or drawers are highly useful for organizing and storing kitchen items. You can customize its width and deepness to suit your needs. For the door, you can get either a raised or recessed panel door. You also have the option of going for a full overlay or partial overlay door.
The inset cabinet doors can be beader or non-beaded. For the door styles, you can choose among the following:
- Arch (raised panel with a half-oval shaped curve)
- Cathedral doors (raised panel with medieval arch)
- Shaker (recessed panel), slab (flat panel),
- Beadboard (decorative paneling with vertical grooves)
For drawers, you can add a five-piece drawer (4-piece frame around the center) or slab (single panel with simple decor.)
Having home renovations for specific rooms like the kitchen are opportunities for you to add useful furniture. However, you need to assess what type will work best and fit in perfectly in your kitchen so you can maximize space, and you can match it with your kitchen decor.
Lisa Jones is a home improvement blogger. She shares hacks and tips on how to beautify homes on her blog. She also advises her readers on home renovation. On her free time, Phoebe loves taking night-time walks with her dog.