Pros and Cons of Different Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Kitchen cabinets aren’t just for storage–they also have a big role in the overall aesthetics of the space. With so many different styles to choose from, the decision can be overwhelming.

To help you pick, we share the pros and cons of some of the most popular kitchen cabinet styles.

Flat-Front Cabinets

This is the easiest type of cabinet to clean. They are also quite simple, which tends to make them more affordable. The price depends on the type of wood used, the finished applied and the hardware. They can look plain on their own, but you can add more character to flat-front cabinets by staining or painting the wood.

Glass-Front Cabinets

The reflection of glass-front cabinets helps brighten up darker spaces. You can use them to display beautiful china and other valuables. Unlike open shelves, these cabinets protect the kitchen and glassware from dust. You can have lights installed your glass-front cabinets to add more like to your kitchen and accentuate the items inside. This cabinet style lets you add a design element inside the cabinets, like a painted or beadboard interior.

The con of this style is that you must always make sure that the shelves are clean because dust is quite obvious. Also, you’ll need to clean the glass regularly or it will look dirty and unappealing.

Shaker-Style Cabinets

These cabinets can easily blend with different kitchen styles. For example, you can add a wooden worktop and the style will appear more rustic. Like glass-front cabinets, you can combine them with flat-front styles. The only disadvantage of shaker-style cabinets is that you need to clean them often to time to prevent dirt from building up on the inset area.

Turn to Handyman Connection of Orange County for smart home storage solutions. Our experienced team will help you choose the best styles of cabinets for your space and needs. Call us at (714) 288-0077 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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