Quality Kitchen Cabinets

Learn about the features seen in the highest quality kitchen cabinets as you imagine the luxurious entertaining space of your dreams.


By: Amy McEvoy

As you begin your kitchen remodel, one aspect that will become readily apparent is that quality kitchen cabinets are an essential element of your design.

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

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

In general, the quality of the cabinets you choose will be determined by your 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 in determining cost, as do the additional features and accessories you add to your cabinetry.

The highest quality kitchen cabinets are typically a combination of high-end materials, quality workmanship, and unique finishing touches. Materials used to create quality cabinets tend to be the more luxurious ones found on the market.

Wood is more expensive than any of the composite cabinet materials available, and solid wood doors and drawer fronts are typical in high-quality cabinets. Examples of the more luxurious woods used in quality cabinets are cherry, mahogany, chestnut and cypress. These woods are durable, naturally beautiful, less common and therefore significantly more expensive to use.

When considering the quality of your kitchen cabinets, the insides matter as well. The boxes of cabinets themselves are often made of particleboard or even medium-density fiberboard (MDF). These compressed-wood options are often used by cabinet builders to reduce the cost of the project. In high-end cabinetry, you might find solid-wood cabinet frames as well as doors; however this drives up the cost of your cabinets significantly. Regardless of the material used, the insides of high-quality cabinets should be smooth, not rough to the touch, with shelves at least three-quarters of an inch thick. Dovetail construction is recommended over glued joints to provide cabinets that hold up to heavy use. This mortise-and-tenon or dovetail joinery is seen in the highest-quality cabinets and will definitely drive up the cost of your remodeling project.

In terms of finishes and accessories, high-end cabinets will 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.

If you are someone who lives to entertain, quality kitchen cabinets should be considered as they give off the high-end kitchen vibe that is appealing to discerning homeowners. Custom cabinetry is made to order and offers the most diversity in style and finishes. They are one of a kind and are therefore tailored to each unique kitchen in which they appear. Quality construction and unique finishes and accessories allow a personalized style and beauty that costs more but will give you a truly luxurious dream kitchen.

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