Cabinetry Types
The right kind of cabinetry style will give your kitchen elegance and personality.

If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen, one of your most important decisions will be the type of cabinetry. Your kitchen’s cabinetry is the deciding factor in what kind of personality your kitchen will have. Do you want your kitchen to be light and airy? Dark and rich? Rustic and worn? Your cabinetry style will make all the difference. Here are some popular style choices that are unique and fashionable.

Floating Cabinets

Floating cabinets are great if you’re going with an open kitchen plan, because they lend an air of openness and accessibility. Floating cabinets are part shelves, part statement piece. If you have a large kitchen with lots of room for storage, then floating cabinets are a good idea. Simply put, a floating cabinet is a shelf that serves both as a storage space and as a display piece. You want to choose items in your kitchen that you both use and that look nice on display to go on your floating cabinets. Everything else can be stored in lower cabinets in the kitchen.

Face Frame Cabinets

Face Frame Cabinets are so named because of the frame, or face, of wood that runs along the edges of each cabinet. The doors and drawers of these cabinets can be recessed into the frame of the cabinet, partly overlap the frame, or fully overlap the frame. This style of cabinet is very common in many kitchens and works great with a traditional style kitchen. Alternatively, you can try a solid, frameless cabinet for a sleeker, more modern style.

Windowed Cabinets

If you have a lot of beautiful dishes and cookware, why not have them always on display in your kitchen? There are many unique styles of cabinets with glass windows that show off their contents. You can also try even more unique cabinet door inserts with louvered panels, hole caning, patterned tin, or wire grating. These types of cabinets are great for French country style kitchens, since the French traditionally celebrate food by having cookware on display.