Craftsman-Style Kitchen Cabinets

Learn all about Arts and Crafts, or Craftsman-style, kitchen cabinets and prepare to create a warm and welcoming kitchen in your home.

A wide angle shot of dark colored craftsman style kitchen cabinets.

Craftsman Style Cabinets

A wide angle shot of dark colored craftsman style kitchen cabinets.

Photo by: vladimir kondrachov

vladimir kondrachov

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're installing a new kitchen or updating and existing one, and your style gravitates towards traditional details and fine, authentic craftsmanship, then you'll likely want to explore the options for Craftsman-style kitchen cabinets.

Style Guide For an Arts and Crafts Kitchen

See All Photos

Shop This Look

The Arts and Crafts design movement began in the last years of the 19th century. As a reaction to the mass production of the industrial revolution, it sought to re-invigorate the contribution of the individual artist or 'craftsman' in design and architecture.

Characterized by fine, intricate woodworking and sturdy construction, Craftsman-style kitchen cabinets are most often made from hard, heavy woods, as opposed to lighter woods or artificial materials.

Craftsman-style kitchen cabinets can lend a historical, antique feel to a kitchen, and for this reason they're often suited for more staid colors of stain or paint, like earth tones or neutrals. Grays, soft browns, rust colors, creams, light greens and off whites all can work well with Craftsman-style cabinets.

Wood is abundant in Craftsman-style cabinets, so you may want to consider contrasting flooring or food preparation surfaces/countertops with different materials, like slate or soapstone. For a backsplash, you can consider including finely designed, artisanal tile, another mark of the Arts and Crafts movement.

In terms of pricing, expect to pay more for Craftsman-style kitchen cabinets, especially if they're custom made, because they do require extensive woodworking in general. However, because of their enduring popularity, Craftsman-style kitchen cabinets are also available in stock and semi-stock format from most home improvement stores—so you may be able to get the classic, antique look you want without breaking the bank.

Next Up

Resurfacing Kitchen Cabinets

Resurfacing kitchen cabinets gives your kitchen a much-needed facelift without the hassles of a complete remodel.

Updating Kitchen Cabinets

Updating kitchen cabinets transforms your kitchen into a gathering place for the whole family.

Replacing Kitchen Cabinets

When refinishing and refacing don't make sense, consider replacing your kitchen cabinets.

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.

Refinishing Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Get the feel of a whole new kitchen with beautifully refinished kitchen cabinets.

Modern Kitchen Cabinets

Learn about the different options of modern kitchen cabinets and how they translate into a spacious and airy dream kitchen.

New Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Get all the info you need on new kitchen cabinet doors, a great way to update your kitchen without breaking the bank.

Restaining Kitchen Cabinets

Explore your options for restaining kitchen cabinets, and get all the info you'll need to give your kitchen a stylish facelift.

Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

Get tips on how to find the right cabinetry for your remodel.

Kitchen Cabinet Material

Explore These Beautiful Kitchen Cabinet Options for Ideas

Go Shopping

Get product recommendations from HGTV editors, plus can’t-miss sales and deals.

On TV

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.