Contemporary cabinets generally feature flat surfaces and are a great choice for small kitchens. Because they normally feature no molding, cabinets can be taller and provide more storage.
Like traditional cabinet styles, country cabinets often come in raised-panel, bead-board, and other decorative variations (glass, wire, or tin). Distressed finishes can enhance the country-look even further.
The Craftsman style is defined by straight lines, quality construction, and minimal ornamentation. Craftsman cabinets are often made from heavy woods such as quarter-sawn oak, hickory, cherry, or maple, and they’re typically left in their natural wood state instead of colored.
Glass-front cabinets can create a focal point for display of dinnerware or prized collections of dinnerware. Generally, as upper cabinets, this style is commonly illuminated for added ambiance.
Rustic cabinet styles often reflect a country or mountain lifestyle through the use of large cabinets, warm colors, and lots of knotty wood with detail and imperfections. Rustic cabinets may be left rugged or matte to accentuate the authentic feel of the wood. Rubbed-brass or wrought-iron hardware is commonly used with this cabinet style.
Shaker cabinets are commonly flat-paneled doors with rail frames, natural wood finishes, and neutral colors such as white or gray.
Slab cabinets often go hand-in-hand with contemporary design, but they can come with an even more modern look. Also known as a flat-panel cabinet, it also offers low-maintenance.
Traditional cabinets typically feature more detail, sometimes in the form of raised-panel doors or bead-board designs. Inset recessed doors, where you’ll see the frame around doors, and the doors are set flush with the frame, are also very popular in traditional cabinet styles.