Five Types of Kitchen Cabinet to Know

Five Types of Kitchen Cabinets to Know

Kitchen cabinets are expected to last between 10-15 years, so you should be getting a lot of mileage out of these furnishings. Homeowners should carefully choose the type of kitchen cabinets installed in their homes. While doing this, they need to remember that these cabinets shouldn’t just withstand the test of time but also maintain their timeless aesthetic and appeal for the next decade and a half.

Tambay Construction often receives interest from clients who plan to replace or refurbish their kitchen cabinets. Often, they ask our specialists about the ideal types of cabinets for their preferred kitchen plan. Consider five popular types of kitchen cabinets and determine if any of them are suitable for your kitchen remodeling.


These are the most common and popular types of kitchen cabinets: they have the most timeless appearance with their even, flat surfaces and recessed central panel. This is an excellent style of choice for a property you’ll live in for many decades to come—they will remain beautiful and timely.

Furthermore, because this type of cabinet is so popular, it’s available in various materials and colors. So there’s a shaker-style cabinet to fit your kitchen style, color, and lighting. Their simplicity also allows them to fit with whatever interior design you may prefer.

Base Cabinets

These are suitable for supporting a countertop and adding extra storage space beneath the counters. These cabinets can be extremely heavy and sturdy. And because they’re supporting the weight of the countertops, they have to be as strong as possible and well-balanced. This ensures that the countertop remains stable regardless of how heavy the appliances you put on top of them are.

A good tip is to add to the cabinets’ depth. It will improve the overall sturdiness, but it can create plenty of extra storage space for your most-used tools around the kitchen. They will remain right under the counter and within reach.

Louvered Cabinets

Horizontal wooden slats characterize these modern aesthetic cabinets. These are great options for spaces that need ventilation. Air passes easily through the gaps between the slats and keeps ingredients and other items from getting musty.

Inset Cabinets

An inset cabinet has an inset door set within the cabinet frame itself. It acts similar to standard cabinet doors in your bedroom or study. These inset doors have been carefully measured to allow them to open and close correctly regardless of how deep the inset is.

They are suitable for old-fashioned homes as they provide a colonial, classic kitchen appearance. Their lines and styles offer a warm, comforting aesthetic of old mansions.

Raised Panel Cabinets

And finally, the second-most-popular design for kitchen cabinets is raised panel cabinets. They are also visually timeless and provide eye-catching three-dimensional styles that will underscore your interior design.

These kitchen cabinets are also found most often in traditional homes and look their best when made of various types of wood. They have numerous decorative options.

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Consult with Specialists

Tambay Construction provides our clients with kitchen cabinet installation services while also providing the advice of a practiced eye about which cabinet style suits your kitchen best. Contact us today for a consultation and quote.

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