From door styles, hardware, material, and color your kitchen cabinets have the ability to add functionality and style. With so many choices it may be hard to narrow down your options but hopefully this can be a guide to get you headed in the right direction.
Let’s talk about door styles.
The Shaker: The shaker is a five piece flat style panel with a frame made with four other pieces. This is one of the most popular styles for kitchens today. Shaker cabinets provide simplicity and elegance. They are also easy to stain and paint.
Flat: Flat cabinets are completely flat. This lends to even further simplicity than the shaker style and can show off that amazing hardware you chose for your cabinets.
Inset: It is called an inset door because the cabinet door sits inside the frame. Although more costly than other options, it is the classic cabinet that will never go out of style.
Thermofoil: Molded out of MDF, wrapped in plastic, and baked under intense heat to create a perfect seal these cabinets are a cost effective way to get the style you want.
Many, many more door styles exist. Check out this link on Houzz.com.
If you are a hardware fanatic, I suggest choosing the hardware first and finding a cabinet that will compliment your chosen hardware. If you are more about cabinet style, choose the cabinets first and find a hardware that accentuates the cabinets.
Knobs, pulls, antique finishes, exposed screws, the list goes on and on. Follow this link to get some ideas!
Material and Color.
Not only do you have to choose your door style and hardware. You now have the task of decided what material and color for your kitchen cabinets.
If you’re choosing a color besides white, shaker or flat panel might be the way to go. With the simplicity of the style, the color will not overpower your whole kitchen. The current fad is to go with a white cabinet. Beautiful, simple, and maybe hard to keep clean, white cabinets look great in almost any style.
If using a natural stain or wood, all style would still look great but inset cabinets or something more ornate in style would show off that beautiful wood you chose!
For some great ideas and photos check out this link!
We would love to help you through the process of choosing your kitchen cabinets! If anything, hopefully this article gets you thinking about the endless possibilities of kitchen cabinets and get you started in the right direction. Happy cabinet hunting!