Best Kitchen Cabinets

Learn about the style and quality seen in the best kitchen cabinets for your individual home.
Gray is the New White

Gray is the New White

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Wellborn Cabinets

By: Amy McEvoy

As you begin your kitchen remodel, one aspect that will become readily apparent is that cabinets are an essential element in kitchen design, and you'll want the best kitchen cabinets your budget can handle.

Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel

And

John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen

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From

Debe Robinson

Photo By: DANNY MITCHELL ©Danny Mitchell Photography

White Traditional Kitchen

Tuscan Style Kitchen

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Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite

Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Kitchen with Pendant Lighting

Kitchen with Island and White Cabinets

Red Kitchen Cabinets

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Kim Alexandriuk

Photo By: Edward Addeo ©Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo

White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Contemporary style kitchen

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design

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Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Modern Kitchen with Red Pendants

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Large Kitchen with Island

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Celebrity Communities

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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Brown Contemporary Kitchen

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Nomita Joshi Gupta

Rustic Kitchen Island

White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

White transitional kitchen

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen

Photo By: Eric Rorer

Urban Oasis Kitchen

Neutral Kitchen

White Kitchen

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets

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From

Ben Herzog

White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

White Cottage Kitchen Cabinetry

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Cottage Kitchen with Black Cabinets

White Glass Front cabinets

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Blue Kitchen with Glass Countertops

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Black Cabinetry

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island

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From

Cheri Wentworth

Orange Kitchen Cabinets

Contemporary Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

Black Cabinets in Galley Kitchen

White Cabinets

Not only do kitchen cabinets serve the important practical purpose of storage, but they also take up the most real estate in your kitchen. This means they'll play a big role in determining the overall look of your space.

The best kitchen cabinets you can choose will embody the style and function you desire for arguably the most important room in your home. In general, the quality of the cabinets you choose will be determined by the overall budget for the project. There is a wide range of cabinetry available in the market today from the highest-end custom cabinetry to the ready-to-assemble or stock kitchen cabinets you can pick up at your neighborhood retailer. Materials and labor go a long way to determining cost, as will the additional features and accessories you add to your cabinetry.

In terms of materials used in your cabinetry, there is also a range in quality. Solid wood is often considered the best cabinet material as it provides the most natural beauty and durability. It also comes in a wide range of colors and styles, so it gives you some design freedom to express your distinct tastes. There is a range in cost of wood cabinets depending on the type of wood chosen. Wood is also more expensive than any of the alternative composite cabinet materials available. Thermofoil and laminate are examples of cabinet materials that are of lesser quality and are less expensive than wood. They provide alternatives to homeowners who want a particular look but who are constrained by a tighter budget.

In terms of finishes and accessories, the best kitchen cabinets will often have the most bells and whistles. Unique color-matched finishes are available with custom cabinetry, along with hand-painted faux finishes, glass-paneled doors, and decorative wood carvings. Additionally, internal accessories such as lazy Susans, gadget garages, recycling bins and spice or wine racks can be added to meet the homeowner's unique functional needs. High-end hardware is also found on the highest-quality cabinetry, often made of unique materials and high-end metals.

Whether you choose custom cabinets or stock, wood or laminate, choosing the best kitchen cabinets for your kitchen space will result in a functional and attractive eating and cooking space in your home.

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