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Kitchen Cabinets: Eight Types Perfect for yourHome

Kitchen cabinets are a surprising way to make a statement in your kitchen.

Kitchen cabinets are very important for a multitude of reasons. The most practical reason is that they are there to provide ample storage space to clean up clutter and keep those clunky pots and pans out of sight. But kitchen cabinets can also be a very stunning part of your kitchen. Did you know there are many different styles of kitchen cabinets to choose from? Here’s a guide to eight popular kitchen cabinet styles to choose from for your new kitchen makeover.


Shaker cabinets are the most commonly used cabinet style today. They have air slits going down the front to ensure proper ventilation inside of the cabinet. They also are a simple, versatile design without many extra bells and whistles.


Louvered cabinets are made out of horizontal wood as opposed to the traditional vertical. Louvered cabinets are a very trendy type of cabinet that has a high quality, modern feel, but there are more on the expensive side. If your budget for kitchen cabinets is relatively open and you want a truly great way to wow your guests, louvered is the style for you.


Flat-panel kitchen cabinets are once again made for a more versatile approach. Also known as “slab” cabinets, these are made for kitchens with hard lines and simplistic designs. One consistent feature of this type of cabinetry is the lack of decorative frames on doors, creating a modest look.

Inset Cabinets

Inset cabinets are identical to regular cabinets; the only difference is how they are constructed. Inset cabinets are usually built directly into a wall rather than added onto a wall. This is a great option for new construction projects where space taken up by cabinets is not desirable. For example, building an inset china cabinet in your Chevy Chase, MD home can allow for much more space in the dining room since the cabinet aligns with the wall.


Distressed is a perfect type of cabinet for those into a more vintage or farmhouse look. They are purposefully painted to look old and worn with love.


Beadboard kitchen cabinets are another option for a farmhouse or vintage styling if you are not a fan of the distressed look. They consist of three vertical flat panels in between a frame. The design almost simulates a vintage fruit box.


Thermofoil kitchen cabinets are perfect for those on a budget. They are usually easy to install, easy to care for, and do not cost a pretty penny. For those on a time crunch, these are your best option.


Lastly, cabinet design does not have to be set in stone. Any of these styles can be combined into perfect harmony to make your Chevy Chase, MD kitchen truly stand out.

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