Kitchen Cabinet Designs

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

In a kitchen renovation, the kitchen cabinet designs represent the largest expenditure in your remodeling budget. Your countertop, appliance, and hardware decisions will depend on the style and layout of your kitchen cabinets.

There are however, a few general kitchen cabinet buying tips that may help you in your kitchen cabinet research.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Whether you are buying custom made kitchen cabinets, stock cabinets, or RTA cabinets, they will all offer a wide range of wood choices. Solid hardwood cabinets, such as Cherry, Maple, Birch, Hickory and Oak typically cost much more than laminate or veneer finished cabinets.

Face framed kitchen cabinet construction is the most prevalent kitchen cabinet construction type in the United States and usually it is lower cost. This construction technique involves the building of a kitchen cabinet face out of hardwood pieces. The face frame is then married to the front of a particleboard or solid plywood kitchen cabinet box. Frameless kitchen cabinet construction is becoming increasingly popular today as frameless kitchen cabinets are considered to be more contemporary. With frameless cabinets there is no face frame. The kitchen cabinet doors attach directly to the sides of the cabinet and are secured with pins and dowels. Typically “ready-to-install” kitchen cabinets are constructed in this manner.

Painting Kitchen Cabinets

There are many kitchen cabinet designs finishes to choose from when using natural woods. Cabinet finishes include stain, paint and glazing options. Standards kitchen cabinet sizes, known as stock cabinets, are usually much more affordable then custom or semi-custom cabinets and usually have shorter lead times. When renovating or remodeling a kitchen your choice of kitchen cabinets might be the most important selection you make. Cabinet selection is important for two reasons. The cabinets you select will establish the design of your kitchen.

Modern Kitchen Cabinets

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