Kitchen Cabinet Options

Learn about the different options for kitchen cabinets and decide what's right for your home based on your budget and style.

Small Galley Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and White Countertops

Galley Kitchen With Wood Cabinets and White Counters

By: Amy McEvoy

As you start to renovate your kitchen, you'll notice right away that you'll probably spend a big chunk of your budget on cabinets. As such, it's important to know your kitchen cabinet options.

Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel


John Colaneri

Contemporary Kitchen


Debe Robinson

Tuscan Style Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Green Granite

Cream Color Country Style Kitchen

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Subway Tile Backsplash

Red Kitchen Cabinets


Kim Alexandriuk

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White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

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Black and White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen Design

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Retro Yellow and Green Kitchen with White and Brown Cabinets

White Contemporary Style Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen with Antiqued Cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island


Celebrity Communities

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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Brown Contemporary Kitchen


Nomita Joshi Gupta

Rustic Kitchen Island

White Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

White transitional kitchen

White Kitchen with Round Island

Island Seatinv in Blue Gray Kitchen

Urban Oasis Kitchen

Kitchen with Ladder

Neutral Kitchen

White Kitchen

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets


Ben Herzog

White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

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Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

Cottage Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Stainless kitchen with white cabinets

Contemproary Kitchen with Large Table

Transitional Kitchen with Blue Cabinets

Pale Kitchen cabinets

Large Kitchen with Island


Cheri Wentworth

Contemporary Kitchen

White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

White Cabinets

It's important to know all of your options for buying or building your kitchen cabinets so that you choose wisely and are pleased with the final product. One thing to consider as you get your kitchen remodeling project under way is that you don't necessarily have to purchase entirely new cabinets.

If your existing cabinets are of good quality, still function, and their current existing layout works with the blueprint of your new kitchen, try refinishing them for a new look. Re-staining or repainting kitchen cabinets is the most affordable way to achieve a new look in your current kitchen. You can also try applying wood veneer to the existing doors to give them a fresh look as well. Finally, something as simple as replacing the hardware on the doors and drawers of your existing cabinetry can go a long way in changing the look of your kitchen.

If you want to change the layout of your kitchen, or if the quality of your existing cabinets isn't good enough to keep in your remodel, you can always buy new cabinets. There are a variety of options for purchasing new kitchen cabinets including custom cabinets, semi-custom cabinets and stock cabinets.

Custom kitchen cabinets are just that—built to the exact specifications of your kitchen in the materials you choose. Custom cabinets allow you complete freedom over the function and layout of your kitchen, which is very appealing to many homeowners. The downside to custom cabinets is that they are very expensive and they require the longest amount of time to be built.

One step down in cost and labor-time is semi-custom cabinetry. Semi-custom kitchen cabinets are built with the homeowner's specific kitchen size in mind but are pre-built in specific dimensions. The range of colors, door styles and finishes is not as extensive as with custom-cabinets; however, they are significantly cheaper.

If semi-custom cabinets are still too high in cost, you can consider using stock kitchen cabinets. These are the least expensive type of new kitchen cabinet and are premade in standard sizes. Some people might be leery of the quality of stock kitchen cabinets; however, there are many manufacturers in the cabinetry market that offer a wide range of quality and options. If stock cabinetry is your choice for your kitchen, it is recommended that you research the options of manufacturers in your area and visit the showroom to see first-hand the quality of the cabinetry you are purchasing.

Once you've picked out your specific kitchen cabinets, the fun can begin. Accessories such as door handles, knobs and drawer pulls, organization systems within the cabinets, and decorative finishes can be chosen to give you the custom look you are hoping for. Hardware comes in a variety of options at various price points, as do the cabinet interior organizational systems you can choose to add. Before choosing your finishing touches, be sure to research your different options to give yourself the function and design aesthetic you are hoping for in your new kitchen.

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