Although appliances often take center stage in a kitchen remodel, cabinets are also a key component of any kitchen design. Your kitchen cabinets should combine form and function or else they won't meet your storage needs or reflect your style.

There are so many options to examine when buying kitchen cabinets -- and when you're investing in your home, you want to know that you're making the right investment. Here are some factors to consider in your search for new kitchen cabinets.

Buying Kitchen Cabinets: Options to Consider

There are many materials that can be used in kitchen cabinet construction, from wood or laminate to metal or glass. The latter two translate into a more modern, sleek aesthetic, while wood is often seen in more traditional designs. Yet depending on the color, grain, and construction of wood kitchen cabinets, they can evoke many different styles. Red oak, for example, is typically used in more traditional kitchens, while hard maple is used for a contemporary flair.

Kitchen Cabinet Materials

Door Styles

The style of cabinet door also greatly affects the look of your kitchen cabinets. There are many different types of kitchen door styles, including:
  • Flat-panel kitchen cabinet doors: this style features a flat center panel with raised outer edges. It evokes a clean, modern look.
  • Raised-panel kitchen cabinet doors: typically found in traditional designs, these doors feature a raised center panel and a surrounding profile.
  • Slab kitchen cabinet doors: a staple in contemporary kitchens, these kitchen cabinet doors are simply flat slabs of wood, as the name implies.
  • Accent kitchen cabinet doors: usually found on just a few kitchen cabinets as a decorative element, accent cabinet doors include glass, mullion, louver, and more. Depending on the materials and construction, accent cabinet doors can blend with any design aesthetic.

Knobs & Drawer Pulls

Don't forget the jewelry of the kitchen! Knobs and drawer pulls can transform your kitchen cabinets, and like the other elements of a kitchen cabinet, the shape, style, and finish you choose for your cabinet hardware help determine the overall style of your kitchen. For example, a stainless steel bar style drawer pull works well with a modern design, while an oil-rubbed bronze cup pull would be at home in a rustic farmhouse kitchen.

Get Beautiful Kitchen Cabinets From FloorQuest

FloorQuest offers lovely kitchen cabinet options for Wisconsin homeowners, including custom kitchen cabinetry. Our knowledgeable design team can help you select the perfect kitchen cabinets for your needs, even if it means creating an entirely custom design. We are partnered with established cabinetry manufacturers such as Timberlake and Fieldstone, and our kitchen cabinets -- custom or not -- are always top-of-the-line.

For more details or to get a design consultation with one of our courteous, expert advisers, contact us or visit any of our 4 SHOWROOM LOCATIONS to learn more.