Cabinetry 101: Choosing a Style

  When you’re choosing cabinets for your remodeling project of your home you’ll want to consider many different options. When it comes to cabinetry 101, choosing a style for your home is one of the most difficult aspects. It all boils down to convenience and personal style as well as what works best with the space you’ve already created.
  • Shaker style

This is currently the most popular style in modern cabinetry. It uses very simple and clean lines to emphasize the utility of the cabinets as well as displaying its fluidity. The simplicity of the design allows it to be timeless and makes the cabinets contemporary as well as traditional at the same time. With so many different variations of woods, stains, and paint colors, you’ll be able to have a wide variety of options in choices. Besides that, you also have a large choice of hardware as far as handles and this can add an even deeper touch to the personality of the space.
  • Louvered

This is a style that has horizontal wood slats that are typically used for other aspects of decorating, such as on windows. It adds an architectural aspect to kitchen cabinetry and gives it a sophisticated appeal. However, when installing these styled cabinets they often have small slits between wooden pieces that require ventilation which can make them far more pricey than the traditional style cabinets.
  • Flat

These cabinets are a far more modern take on cabinetry. They’re simple and chic as well as cheaper than other styles due to the simplicity. It can add a sense of modernization to a more rustic space as well as stay on pace with a more updated one as well. These are also available in laminate and wood. Using laminate instead of using pure wood is far more cost efficient and also offers a wider variety of colors to choose from as well.
  • Inset

While this is probably one of the most expensive styles out there, it’s also one that will last for generations to come. The cabinets are set inside of the cabinet frame and is perfectly constructed to ensure that the door slides smoothly when the wood expands and contracts.