Everything You Need To Know About Kitchen Cabinets

19 September 2022
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It's hard to imagine a kitchen without proper cabinets. The cabinet's design and material define the kitchen's style. Without cabinets to store kitchenware, the kitchen often appears disorganized and untidy. This article examines kitchen cabinets' use, types, and advantages. 

What are Kitchen Cabinets?

Kitchen cabinets are pieces of furniture built into the kitchen to store cookware and food. As a homeowner, you have two options; buy ready-made cabinets or customize them to fit your style. You can choose between framed or frameless cabinets for your kitchen. The face-frame in framed cabinets adds more strength to the cabinet, helps secure utensils and food, and gives it a box-like look. Frameless cabinets don't have the face frame but offer more storage capacity. 

Uses of Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets' primary purpose is storage. They provide a safe space for storing food and kitchenware away from direct sunlight, water, and out of reach of insects and rodents that might damage them. Cabinets safely store your vulnerable kitchenware, such as wine glasses, plates, and silver cooking. You can also keep cooking spices and bowls in your kitchen cabinets. Moreover, kitchen cabinets are used to partition space and organize the kitchen. They also come in handy when the kitchen space is inadequate, as they transform the kitchen walls into usable storage spaces. 

Types of Kitchen Cabinets

Wooden kitchen cabinets have multiple designs with three major types available; partial overlay, full overlay, and inset. They're distinguished by how the drawers or cabinet doors fit in the frame. Partial overlays' door covers a small part of the face frame, exposing the outer frame. This way, the door, and drawer use less material and is a great option when you want to save material costs. The doors cover most of the face frame in the full overlay, giving the cabinet a sleek modern look. However, the cost of installing full overlay kitchen cabinets is higher due to the additional material required. Inset kitchen cabinets have their door inside the frame openings giving the structure a uniform look. They need special skills to make and therefore are more costly than partial or complete overlay cabinets. 

What are the Advantages of Having Kitchen Cabinets?

Kitchen cabinets help improve the kitchen's design, especially if you prefer customization. Experimenting with different colors and materials enables you to achieve a vibrant kitchen. Kitchen cabinets also make your kitchen spacious by utilizing every inch of your usable kitchen space. Storing kitchenware in the cabinets frees the kitchen floor and sink space from cluttering, allowing you more working space. 


Kitchen cabinets help shape the look of your kitchen and give you more storage space to keep your utensils and food. They add décor' to the kitchen; you can customize them by painting different colors to suit your style. Contact a wood kitchen cabinet professional if you need help installing or upgrading your kitchen cabinets.