The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It’s the place where family and friends fuel, relax and rejuvenate. Furthermore, have you noticed that at every home gathering or celebration, everyone tends to congregate in the kitchen? For these reasons and others, it’s important that the kitchen is the way you want it. When renovating a kitchen, cabinets are a large percentage of the overall budget. They also provide the bulk of storage and organization within this space.
With so many options on today’s market, it’s often helpful to have a designer or cabinet specialist guide you through the process. Today we offer helpful information on the most popular styles of cabinetry. Remember that while the box of the cabinet is larger than the door, it’s the door that is front facing, so the differences between each type of cabinetry focus primarily on the doors.
When you’re ready to dive into the world of cabinets, our Braemar designers are waiting to help find the perfect products for your unique space.
Shaker style: This style of cabinetry is perhaps the most popular. Shaker units are simple and aesthetically pleasing, but are versatile enough to fit well in any kitchen. The cabinet doors are cope-and-stick construction with recessed panel doors with simple, clean edges. In terms of budget, shaker cabinets are some of the least expensive on the market.
Beadboard: These unique cabinets are identified by how they look with vertical slats of wood pieced together on their long side resulting in a bead-like connection. They are made from long wood slats, which typically have a tongue and groove joinery.
Traditional: A traditional cabinet features a framed design known for its durability and sturdy structure. In terms of style, traditional cabinets are ornate, rich and decorative. They often embody the golden age of Europe with a variety of colors, elaborate motifs and a blend of materials. The overarching look is refined and offers symmetry and balance.
Slab cabinet doors: This type of cabinet has a flat panel door with no ornamentation or beveling. Other types of cabinet doors offer some type of texture or contour. The lack of dimension in slab cabinets offers a contemporary look lends itself well to either very modern kitchens or older homes with a mid-century modern design style.
Country or farmhouse: With a modest, unassuming design, farmhouse style cabinets are characterized by a simple and straightforward look. They are light on the details and ornamentation. Hence, the name “farmhouse” which is reminiscent of a time when homeowners either built the cabinets themselves or had small budgets and limited access to high-end retail.
Glass front: Cabinets with glass front doors are a popular choice for many homeowners. This type of cabinetry offers beauty and style, especially when paired with lighting, which offers a lovely glow to any kitchen. Though glass doors are more expensive than other types, it may be well worth it if this is something you’ve dreamed of for a long time.
Sustainable: Many homeowners are moving toward sustainability and eco-friendly products in their kitchens. Cabinets with eco-friendly seals meet the requirements of air quality, product resource management, environmental stewardship and other strict environmental standards.
Renovating a kitchen is an exciting and memorable experience. With cabinets being the largest component of a kitchen remodel, it’s important to make good decisions from the start. Call Braemar today for a free initial consultation.