A Comparative Guide to Kitchen Cabinets

When it comes to kitchen design, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is what type of cabinets to use. In addition to their role in your kitchen’s functionality, your cabinets will also make a big impact on its overall visual style. To help you decide which kitchen cabinets are right for you, in this article our team at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center will provide a brief overview of some of the most popular styles.

  • Shaker-style kitchen cabinets are some of the most popular on the market today, and with good reason. This style consists of five pieces of flat paneling, which creates a raised frame around a central flat panel, giving these cabinets a classic simplicity that works well in just about any design.
  • Slab-doored kitchen cabinets, also called flat-paneled cabinets, get their name from their simple, flat doors and lack of frames or other ornamentation. While this style can be too harsh for some design schemes, we at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center have seen the sleek lines that slab cabinets provide work as a great fit for contemporary and modern kitchens.
  • Beadboard is a type of paneling made of narrow slats of wood with indents, or “beads,” at the edges, which gives the panel a distinctive striped pattern. In kitchen cabinets, beadboard can provide a fun textural element that adds some interest to a functional structure. Our team at Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center finds that beadboard cabinets are well-suited to country farmhouse or cottage style kitchens.