New Kitchen Cabinets

Learn about the options for new kitchen cabinets to see whether brand new kitchen cabinets are the right choice for your kitchen renovation.

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Whether you are building a brand new home or renovating an existing kitchen, planning and installing new kitchen cabinets can be a major task.

Kitchen Cabinet Inspirations

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Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Backsplash

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets and Stainless Steel

Contemporary Kitchen

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

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White Cabinet Kitchen with Stainless Steel Backsplash

Stove Top and Backsplash with Blue Gray Cabinets

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

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Kitchen with Island Seating

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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

Creamy Kitchen Cabinets

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White Kitchen with Dining Table

White Kitchen with Wood Island

White traditional Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Red Hood

Kitchen with Blue Backsplash

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

Contemporary Kitchen

White Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Elaborate Display Cabinetry

White Cabinets

There are lots of options for purchasing new cabinets on the market, and with a little research you can find a wide range of designs that meet the needs of any style and budget.

The first decision to be made when choosing new cabinets is whether you want them to be custom made or if you'll be purchasing them stock or pre-fabricated from a home improvement or design store. Custom cabinets are built from scratch according to the homeowner's specific design requests. They are typically built by local cabinetmakers or carpenters hired individually by the homeowner. The labor costs of custom cabinetry are significant, as nothing is pre-built and every cabinet part must be crafted, assembled and then installed. This laborious process takes time and in turn costs money. Custom cabinetry is popular among homeowners looking for creative freedom with their kitchen design as well as homeowners with tricky kitchen layouts where pre-fabricated kitchen cabinets may not fit.

If your kitchen renovation budget does not afford you the luxury of custom cabinets, another option for new kitchen cabinets is to purchase stock or semi-custom cabinets. True to their name, stock kitchen cabinets are pre-built and ready to take home from cabinet specialty or home improvement stores. They are either sold fully assembled or ready to assemble, so that many DIYers are able to personally install them, thus dramatically reducing their labor costs. Stock cabinet doors come in many different styles: flat, raised, paneled, and Shaker are common examples. This wide variety allows homeowners to pick their new cabinets based on their own personal style.

Once you've decided whether you will use custom or stock cabinets in your kitchen, you'll need to figure out the layout and sizing of your bank of new cabinets. You'll want to map out the layout of your existing kitchen in order to see what size cabinets will fit in a given space. Custom cabinets are easier to work with when you have a unique space as they can be made to order and therefore can be made any size or shape. Stock cabinets typically come in standard sizes, so they will need to be installed accordingly.

In terms of materials, wood is the most popular choice for new kitchen cabinets. Wood comes in a wide variety of styles, colors and costs. Wood substitutes such as steel, laminate or thermofoil are also used in new cabinets in order to portray a certain design aesthetic or bring down the cost of the project.

Whether you have your new cabinets custom built or purchase them already put together, there are numerous choices out there to give you the exact look you want in your new kitchen. It just takes a little research and planning to find the cabinets you are looking for to give you the kitchen of your dreams.

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