Whether you are having a house built or you want to update your kitchen, one of the things that you have to do is to figure out what type of cabinets you want for your kitchen. Below are the seven popular styles of kitchen cabinets and some information about them.


This style of cabinet door is the one that you see most often in kitchens. It’s five pieces and has a flat panel. The name comes from the distinctive style of Shaker furniture and it uses clean, simple lines and is very useful. They are very popular because they can go in any type of décor, from traditional to contemporary.


Louvered cabinet doors feature horizontal slats made of wood. This style is usually seen on furniture pieces, interior doors and windows, but they give your kitchen a distinct look and style. But beware, since they are very expensive.


These types of cabinet doors are simple and stylish. They don’t have any type of expensive details and feature minimalist form and hard lines. These cabinets are great for modern and contemporary interiors. You can choose from wood or decorative laminate, with laminate being less expensive and giving you more sheens and colors.


Even though inset doors are very expensive, they offer a look that is classic and that will last for many generations. The style gets the name inset because it’s set inside your cabinet’s frame, while most cabinet doors will rest on the frame’s outside. The doors are designed as well as constructed using really precise measurements. This will ensure that it’s nesting inside of the frame and opening and closing properly even if the wood contracts and expands.

This style usually will require hinges to be exposed instead of being concealed. You’ll also pay extra and with two for each door, it’s going to be pricey.


When you have always wanted a kitchen with an antique look, distressed cabinets are a great choice. Select any style of door and you can choose to have the new cabinets look distressed. A professional can rub off the corners or do other types of distressing techniques.


If you’re in love with the cottage style, beadboard is the choice you want to make. The cabinet’s center panel will look like beadboard paneling, which was used in years past to decorate walls before paint, drywall and plaster were more common.

Even though beadboard cabinets that are all white; they can make your kitchen feel clean and bright. All of the little crevasses and cracks on this type of door can really be annoying to clean.


These cabinet doors are made from MDF and wrapped using a coating that is similar to plastic. They then are baked using intense heat so that a seal that is impervious is created. They’re cost effective and durable, but they’re only available in imitation wood grains and solid colors.

Thermofoil is mass-produced much of the time but they are very competitively priced. It’s very durable, however, it can be really hard to repair any types of damages they have. Some of the lighter colors often yellow due to heat and sunlight as time passes. So that’s also something to consider.

When you are choosing your kitchen cabinet style, think about your budget and your décor. Then you can find the ones that are going to suit your needs the best and look the best in your home.

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