Field Guide to Kitchen Cabinets

At Houser Cabinet Shop, we know first-hand how much work goes into designing or remodeling a kitchen. There are dozens of decisions to make, and even choosing a single feature or appliance involves comparing many options within that category. One of the areas of kitchen design where people really get bogged down is the cabinets, as they are vital to the function of your kitchen and are available in a multitude of layouts and styles. Our team at Houser Cabinet Shop wants to help you make your kitchen the best it can be, so we’ve put together this field guide to some of the most popular styles of kitchen cabinets.

Field Guide to Kitchen Cabinets

  • Shaker Style- Shaker style kitchen cabinets are recognizable for their five distinct segments: two vertical stiles on the sides, three horizontal rails on the top, bottom, and center, and two recessed or raised center panels. These cabinets have always been a popular choice, but have been gaining even more popularity in recent years due to their distinctive, yet still simple, look.
  • Beadboard- Beadboard, also known as tongue-and-groove, refers to a style of carpentry in which narrow slats of wood are fitted together. Beadboard kitchen cabinets are a good choice if you want to give your kitchen a bit more detail and texture, and they are great for adding a touch of old-world charm.
  • Flat-front- As their name suggests, flat-front kitchen cabinets have doors that are completely flat, with no paneling or other details. On a practical level, flat-front cabinets are the easiest to keep clean, and for design purposes they make a great choice for a modern or minimalist look.

If you are interested in these kitchen cabinet styles, or want to know what else we can offer, call our team at Houser Cabinet Shop.