An Introduction to Basic Kitchen Cabinet Categories

The cabinets you have in your kitchen can have a huge impact on how accessible things are and how easy it is to work in the space. If you’re getting ready to remodel your kitchen, one thing you’re almost certain to be looking at are new kitchen cabinets. To better your chances of getting the cabinets you want, it helps to have an understanding of the basic kitchen cabinet types.

Base Cabinets

Base cabinets, otherwise known as lower cabinets, are ones that you would find as the foundation for a kitchen island, countertops, and window benches. They’re specially suited for these features due to their sturdy build. They’re also often used for garbage and recycling, as well as general kitchen storage. Base cabinets come in multiple different types. Choose from easy-access, pullout, two drawer, open, corner, and super cabinets to create your base cabinet arrangement.

Wall Cabinets

Wall cabinets are the upper cabinets that you find mounted to the wall above the base cabinets. They provide additional storage and are perfect for storing things you want to access easily throughout the kitchen. When it comes to cabinet types, there is some overlap as far as options to choose from. Like base cabinets, you can have easy-access cabinets. You can use them to store a pull-down spice rack or create an appliance garage. You also have an option like the lazy susan wall cabinets and electronic lift cabinets.

Tall Cabinets

If you want to add vertical drama to the look of your kitchen while getting additional storage, tall cabinets may be the perfect solution. Otherwise known as pantry cabinets, are generally a bit bigger than other types of cabinets tend to be. The extra space makes them great for storing bigger, taller things in your kitchen, along with other things such as mops, brooms, jackets, and boots. You can find utility, oven and microwave, pullout, and super cabinets in the tall cabinet category.

When doing a remodel, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the work you are looking to do and the required changes that go along with it. This could not be more true than in the kitchen as it is a guaranteed space for gatherings and day to day hang outs. Trust me: it’s not a room you want to be settling for less than what you want in.

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