Kitchen Design / October 26, 2018 / Amaris Bustos.
There are a lot of magazines and illustrated design manuals online that feature a variety of kitchen cabinet styles and the appropriate materials for these. While you could easily visit a store and browse around, it is always better to browse online so that you can decide on the style that seems to appeal to you the most, and can pursue the options available in that style.
Interestingly, the kitchen cabinet style base on the door design, which is why choosing the right door is essential. Here are the styles you will come across:
- The slab door is a single door covering the kitchen cabinet’s front. A nice simplistic design with a clean, smooth look.
- The raised panel door has a wooden frame that could be decorative in design. This style is useful if your decor is formal.
- The recessed panel door has the panel behind the frame of the kitchen cabinet’s door. These are suitable for country style homes.
- There are doors that come with an arch at the top and suit most kitchen cabinets.
When it comes to kitchen cabinet material, the choice seems practically limitless. Your main decision would be from wood, metal or laminate. Wood looks great and can be in any color or finish. Unfortunately wood could warp over time. These days, however, this has been overcome. Metal kitchen cabinets are equally popular and look good in just about any kitchen. Stainless steel, though expensive, is easy to maintain. Laminate is a cost-effective option and is available in any color. You can also use a combination of materials for your kitchen cabinets.