Since a wall of cabinets makes up about a quarter of many kitchens, new cabinets hold the power to set the style of the space. With a wealth of kitchen cabinet door styles, including traditional, arched, flat-panel, and Shaker, there are options galore for homeowners to personalize a kitchen.
While installing cabinets in a small kitchen of about 70 square feet can cost from $1,700 to $11,000, cabinets for a large kitchen could run more than $26,000. The wide variation in kitchen cabinet cost depends on the chosen profile, materials, and finish.
With so many styles of kitchen cabinets available at such a range of prices, it’s important to do some research to figure out which cabinets will fit your budget and best suit the aesthetic and functional goals of your renovation. Not surprisingly, big-ticket purchases like cabinetry merit some research: A recent study from Home Improvement Research Institute indicates that more than half of kitchen and bath product shoppers invest time in research before making a purchase, and the majority of those shoppers consult multiple sources.
Whether you are installing a new suite of cabinets; replacing the cabinet doors, drawer fronts, or hardware; or simply giving tired old cabinets a fresh paint job, keep reading to find out which kitchen cabinet style will best complement your desired look of your kitchen and your budget.
Parts of a Kitchen Cabinet Door
All kitchen cabinet doors have the same basic elements. While more traditional styles of cabinets may have more components than modern styles, it’s important to know the names of the different parts so you can explain precisely what you desire for your kitchen remodeling project. Framed cabinets are those that have a face