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Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets are such an important part of the kitchen that their look and layout can make or break your kitchen. Kitchen cabinets add both form and function.

Cabinets tend to use the bulk of a kitchen remodeling budget so they are a very important part of the kitchen remodeling project. it is improtant to get the cabinets right.

Current Trends

Custom Wood Kitchen Cabinets

Wood-finished cabinets are the most common, with cherry and maple woods the perennial favorites.

Specialty Storage Cabinets

Simple shelves have been replaced by functional storage areas with swivel or swing-out shelves, lazy Susans, roll trays, adjustable dividers and pull-out baskets. Built-in trash compactors and recycling bins also add value. Learn more about kitchen storage and organization solutions.

Less Is More

Your kitchen should feel airy and free of clutter. Minimize the number of wall cabinets and opt for storage under counters, or build a pantry if you store large amounts of food.

Expert Advice

On a Budget

Check the structural condition of the cabinet boxes. Replace outdated hardware with stylish pulls, knobs and handles. When you’re shopping for new cabinets, stock cabinets are the least expensive.

Mid-Range Budget

If paint and hardware aren’t enough, get a more dramatic makeover by replacing the doors and drawer fronts.
When shopping for new cabinets, semi-custom cabinets offer more choices for style and storage than stock. Value-added features include an appliance garage, pull-out shelves and bins, a wine rack and vertical dividers for trays and serving plates.

High-End Cabinets

Custom cabinets allow you to design specifically for your kitchen layout, style and storage needs. Create a budget and decide on the material, finish, panel and drawer styles and storage accessories.

Be Creative

Use architectural features to disguise drawers, like a narrow drawer near the stove for cooking-oil bottles. If you don’t already have one, build a walk-in pantry.