Kitchen Is Where the Heart Is: A Guide to the Different Types of Kitchen Cabinets

Are you looking to update or completely remodel your kitchen but aren’t sure where to begin? Plenty of people are in your shoes and are often at a loss as to which project to start with.

One of the easiest ways to kick off your kitchen remodel is by replacing the cabinets. Kitchen cabinets are not only a place to store your items but also can set the theme and design for the entire room. 

We’re going to take a look at a few types of kitchen cabinets and which ones you should consider for your updated space! Keep reading for more information! 


Louvered kitchen cabinets are a beautiful accent to any home. If you’re not entirely sure what these are or look like, think of plantation shutters. Similarly to plantation shutters for your windows, these cabinets are quite expensive. 

Price aside, they are beautifully functional and practical for storage areas that may need a bit of ventilation. 

Shaker Style

This minimalistic cabinet choice is a popular kitchen design, but will likely continue to be a classic due to its simple design. Generally, these are easy to customize and can be painted as you see fit due to their simplicity. 

The prices on shaker cabinets range from low to high because there are many options for the types of wood used. If you are looking at simply staining the cabinets versus painting them, a high-quality wood might be ideal. Otherwise, keep your costs low by opting for a more cost-efficient material. 

Antiqued and Distressed 

Depending on the look that you are trying to achieve in your kitchen, an antiqued or distressed look might be something of interest. These cabinets are often darkly stained and have ornate features and carvings. 

This distressed look doesn’t have to seem like it came from your grandmother’s kitchen–it can be beautifully updated yet have touches of yesteryear. 

You may already have the distressed and antiqued look for your cabinets yet simply would like them updated. Learn more about choosing to refinish your cabinets instead of completely replacing them! 

Doorless Cabinets

If you have heirloom dishes that you would like to display or simply like seeing what items are located where, doorless cabinets may be a great option. 

You still have storage space above and below your counters. However, as the name implies, there are no doors to open and close. 

This is a very modern look and is great for people without pets or children that could potentially break items. If you like this look but would prefer more protection, consider cabinets with glass inserts.

Types of Kitchen Cabinets: More Than You Think

It would take days to cover all of the types of kitchen cabinets available. This means that the above listed are only a few options that you have and if you want something completely different, it is probably out there! 

If you are interested in more cost-effective ways to remodel your home, take a look at this blog for some budget-friendly ideas! 

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