Do you want your kitchen to be the center of attention? If so, it's about time that you started thinking about kitchen cabinet ideas. Choosing the right kitchen cabinets will not only make cooking easier and more enjoyable but will also add value to the home. The best part is that there are many options available for both style and cost!

Kitchen Cabinet Styles

When it comes to choosing which style of kitchen cabinets to use in your new custom home, or even in a kitchen remodel, costs, styles, and colors abound. The sky's the limit for all of those categories, and your creativity! Check out the most popular kitchen cabinet styles.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

The sleek black and white kitchen cabinets with stainless steel hardware present a clean appearance, as do shiny door panels in many contemporary kitchen cabinets. Decorative elements are absent from contemporary cabinets, which have a simplicity of design. They may be made of wood or metal.

Slab or Flat Panel Kitchen Cabinets

Slab cabinet doors are flat panel doors that lack embellishment or beveling.

Even though contemporary cabinets do not utilize a form of contoured design, they are still built with frames and panels so that the cabinet fronts appear dimensional rather than flat. This raised panel style, such as seen in Shaker-style cabinets, has a very classic appearance.

Flat-panel doors, otherwise known as slab cabinet doors, are a sleek addition to any kitchen or bathroom. There are no bevels on the front of the door. The corners are usually at 90 degree angles.

Glass Front Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets with glass fronts or shelves are popular in the kitchen for their transparency and ability to frame items nicely while still displaying them. If you don't like transparent decor, there are alternative types of glass available. You could also use textured, seeded, frosted, or leaded glass fronts to give different looks.

Rustic Country-Style Kitchen Cabinets

The rustic kitchen cabinet design is characterized by a timeless appearance, natural comfort, and a lived-in feel. This style of kitchen cabinets creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Traditional kitchens, which are characterized by slick surfaces and a smooth, streamlined form, contrast with rustic country kitchens that are richly decorative.

Louvered Kitchen Cabinets

Louvered cabinets have horizontal wood slats that add a distinct architectural style. Louvered doors with gaps between each slat are ideal for cabinets that require ventilation.

Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

Shaker kitchen cabinet doors have a recessed center shaker panel with squared edge molding and are an architectural style of cabinets. Because of the clean lines and minimalist design, as well as the lack of molding or trim detail, these cabinet doors give off a more modern or coastal vibe.

Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets and kitchens are generally very symmetrical in design, with hues that range from dark or medium stains to clean white, cream, or a bar-age of different colors. Trim work and ornamental molding are frequently used to dress up cabinets, while paneled cabinet ends and wainscot on walls and island backs provide a finished

Turned legs on cabinets and furniture-style islands and hutches in a contrasting color to the primary cabinets are also a traditional design element. Traditional cabinet door designs may differ significantly from red oak raised panel ones to painted, flat panel shaker.

Open Shelving Kitchen Cabinets

Open shelving is not only attractive, but it's also useful in a variety of ways. Make setting the table, loading the dishwasher, and serving food easier with open shelving that doesn't require doors to be opened and closed. You can also convert an existing cabinet into this simplistic type of kitchen storage for a cost-effective open shelving option.

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Kitchen cabinet hardware can drastically change the look of your kitchen cabinets. Throw on some dark cabinet hardware against white painted cabinets for a bold look, or some stainless steel on black cabinets for a modern look. The kitchen cabinet hardware you choose completely depends on the look and feel of your kitchen.

Kitchen Under Cabinet Lighting

Kitchen cabinets sometimes get a bad rap for being dark, but this doesn't have to be true at all! If you want more light in your kitchen while also adding some shine, install some under counter lighting inside your cabinetry.

Cost Of Kitchen Cabinets

The cost of kitchen cabinets can depend on a number of different factors. Things like the material, size and color all have an impact on how much you will be spending to get your cabinets ready for kitchen design ideas.

Some of the factors that contribute to the cost of kitchen cabinets is how "customized" you need your cabinets to be. The low end of new cabinets which are often "stock" or ready-to-assemble cabinets like you'd find at IKEA, often start in the $2000 range. The average kitchen cabinet which is often a mix of some stock and some semi-custom cabinets starts at $4000. Moving on up, the higher end of the "average" cabinet cost might include semi-custom or custom cabinets and cost around $13,000. If you need all custom cabinets, then you'd fall into the high end category, which can cost $25,000+.


If you're looking for a budget kitchen renovation, then look at painting your existing cabinets and upgrading the hardware. These simple changes can make an old kitchen feel new again without breaking the bank. If you're building a home or in the market for completely new kitchen cabinets, decide how "custom" your needs are. The more custom they are, the more costly they are.

If you have questions about kitchen cabinet ideas, styles, or costs, contact Bianchi-Tillett Developers today. We're happy to help you in your process. Schedule a free consultation today!

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