Every crafty interior designer knows that good home remodeling is somewhat of a balancing act between style and function. In other words, the renovated room must be both pretty and useful. Cabinets are perhaps the best example. They might not be the centerpiece tying everything together, but they provide the backdrop for everything else. Along with the surrounding walls, floor, and ceiling, they set the tone for the room. They are also undoubtedly one of the most used features in a kitchen, bathroom, or closet.

If you are unsure which cabinets would work best with your next kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, check out our handy guide for selecting the right storage option. Are you looking for some inspiration to get you going? Check out our projects gallery, or contact us right away to schedule a showroom appointment.

Options By Budget

Shopping for cabinets, or any other home fixture, can seem intimidating at first, given the insurmountable number of options. Nevertheless, with a little bit of patience and planning, you can narrow down your choices. Start by thinking about your budget and work from there. The following includes the three main types of cabinets by budget.

  • Stock Cabinets — These are your cheapest option. They are mass-produced and sold at most home improvement centers. Stock cabinets are also the most numerous, with hundreds of brands, models, styles, and finishes. Working with reputable contractors with a keen eye for value is your safest bet here.
  • Semi-Custom Cabinets — Like stock cabinets, these also tend to be mass-produced but may include more customization options. You may be able to swap the fronts, handles, or even the finish. Semi-custom cabinets can be an ideal middle-ground for penny-wise homeowners.
  • Custom Cabinets — As their name suggests, they are built exactly how you want them, with seemingly endless customization options. You could find one-of-a-kind features, such as an appliance garage or a coffee station. The superior craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into custom cabinetry usually translate into a longer production time and a steeper price. But don’t worry, Quality DesignWorks offers you the best bang for your buck.

Framed Vs. Frameless

The next factor in your decision comes down to the type of cabinet build. Framed cabinets use a plywood or particleboard frame to add rigidity and provide a base for attaching the hinges. These are the most common type of cabinet in the U.S.

Alternatively, frameless cabinets are popular in Europe and made up of finished panels with a single laminate band or narrow strip and no frame. These are considered the higher-end option. If you are not replacing the entire cabinetry, make sure the cabinets you choose are compatible with your current space.

This is another reason to work with our professional home remodeling contractors. They will be better able to assess which type of cabinet build and dimensions are right for your bathroom or kitchen.

Design & Materials

Here’s where homeowners can put their mark on their living spaces. There are thousands of materials, colors, and finishes to choose from for your cabinets. To make it easier for yourself, break it down according to each part of the cabinetry.

There are dozens of materials available out there, but here are the most common.

  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Cherry
  • Birch
  • Beech
  • Oak
  • Alder
Here are some standard style options for cabinet doors and drawer faces.

  • Raised Panel
  • Cathedral
  • Shaker
  • Beadboard
  • Slab
  • Louvered

If your kitchen needs more than a simple makeover, consider getting a full kitchen to remodel with Quality DesignWorks. We specialize in expertly reflecting your taste, style, and vision using quality materials and tried-and-tested designs. We also offer new bathroom construction services for growing families. No matter the job, your cabinetry will be both pretty and useful.