Guide to Choosing The Best Kitchen Cabinets

Guide to Choosing The Best Kitchen Cabinets

Having the right style and material for your custom kitchen cabinets totally changes the overall appeal in your newly renovated kitchen. It provides both storage function and a good background to let your kitchen countertop pop out from the picture.

The theme you want for you small kitchen cabinets totally depends on your preference, but our designers can totally give you suggestions on which style and color best compliments your wall and countertop.

We are going to talk about lots of things related to installing kitchen cabinets in your home. Hopefully, you will have better insights after reading the entire article.

How much do you want to spend?

It is a common question among homeowners to ask them how much are they willing to set aside for installing kitchen cabinets. If they want to save on cost with less priority on aesthetics, then ready-to-assemble (RTA) and stock cabinets from big box shops is a good option.

The approximate cost of stock cabinets is anywhere in $70 to $80 per linear foot. If you are going to use between 25 to 30 linear feet of stock cabinets, that would cost between $1,750 to $2,100.

Meanwhile, if you aim for semi-custom kitchen cabinets, the cost is between $150 to $250 per linear foot. The sweet benefit you get from this type is the customization on the size, shelves, and design of your cabinet doors.

Well, if you have enough budget allocated for your kitchen cabinets, then go for custom kitchen cabinet types. Its price range usually falls between $400 to $500 per linear foot. If you still are having some problems with choosing, let our seasoned designers help you out.

What are the different styles of Kitchen Cabinets?

Our researchers and designers have narrowed down the various styles of kitchen cabinets into six which are further discussed below. Each style has its corresponding features which you can like or not. Nevertheless, read through each style so you can choose better.

1. See Through Your Glass Front Door Kitchen Cabinets

For those with skimpy kitchens, having a glass front door cabinets is an ideal choice. This style reduces the cave-like feel with your regular box type cabinets. You and your guests can see pass through it, which increases the depth in your kitchen space.

Likewise, lights coming from your hanging pendant lights will reflect from these glass surfaces which amplifies the brightness and airy appeal inside your kitchen.

You can also place beautiful kitchen wares like mugs, tea pot sets, and plates which can serve as wall accents. By doing this, you are adding more colors and interesting designs to your horizontal kitchen space.

2. Interesting Beadboard Kitchen Cabinets

For someone looking for a modern minimalist approach, this cannot be an ideal choice. Why? Because there are sufficient details and texture with the vertical slats arranged close to each other for this kitchen cabinet style.

This is a great choice when you want to have the natural ambiance and warmth of a cottage. Looking at its aesthetics, you get to feel the carefree countryside feel even when you are living in the suburb.

3. Simplicity is Beauty with Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets

If you want a classic and minimalist appearance with a flair of modernity, then a shaker style kitchen cabinet is a good choice.

Do you know the parts of this cabinet style? Let us reiterate the parts of your shaker cabinets. Look at the door front of this cabinet style, you see two vertical (stiles) and two horizontal frames (rails) on the boundary section. The center portion of the cabinet door is your recessed door panel.

People are choosing this style because it is easy to decorate and customize. Likewise, you have better cost-savings with shaker style cabinets.

4. Modern Minimalist Flat front Kitchen Cabinets

This style is popular in Europe and has gradually gained prominence in the United States. Oftentimes, we call it “slab door cabinets” because of its sleek flat-face which strikes a contemporary and sleek appeal.

If you hate cleaning, this style provides an easier way to do it compared to other styles with grooves and intricate textures. Likewise, the flat-face door of this kitchen cabinet is a good avenue to showcase classy and modern cabinet hardwares.

5. Natural-Finish Wooden Kitchen Cabinets

If Beadboard style doesn’t satisfy your crave for a cottage-like appeal, then having a natural wooden finish for your kitchen cabinets is a good alternative. Definitely, you will enjoy the rough natural texture of wood from this cabinet style.

However, we still advise our clients to have their wooden cabinets coated with varnish to prevent moisture absorption. Moisture is the number one nemesis of wood which hastens its decay.

6. Nostalgic Appeal with Plywood Kitchen Cabinets

The fine texture and natural wood grain of plywood exudes a homey and cozy appeal in your newly renovated kitchen. Aside from its looks, there are greater benefits to rip off from plywood. These benefits include the following:

  • Resistive to shrinking and warping
  • Easy to clean and customize
  • Natural nostalgic ambiance


One can never undermine the elegance and functionality of custom kitchen cabinets for sprucing up your kitchen redo. If you have other concerns or inquiries, feel free to email or call us today.

We have an extensive collection of different styles and materials for your affordable kitchen cabinets. Simply visit our showroom to see it all. If you want a free in-house estimate, call our hotline anytime.

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