What to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

A newly remodeled luxury kitchen.

Choosing kitchen cabinets may seem like one of the easiest parts of a kitchen renovation, but that may not be the case. Kitchen cabinets set the tone for the rest of the kitchen and should not be an afterthought.

Everything from the color, style, and size will make a considerable difference in the look and functionality of your kitchen. Let’s look at some of the things you should consider before choosing kitchen cabinets.

What You Should Know Before Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

It may not seem like it, but there are a lot of factors to consider before choosing kitchen cabinets. Before jumping in and choosing your cabinets, take a few minutes to consider some of the following:

Luxury kitchen with long counter and wood kitchen cabinets


You have a lot of options when it comes to the materials used for kitchen cabinets. You have budget-friendly choices like plywood or particle board, but those don’t always hold up against wear and tear.

You could go with maple or oak for a more sturdy and durable option. Both are very popular due to their durability and high-end appearance. For a unique, show-stopping material, consider metal or stainless steel.

Kitchen cabinets with lots of storage


Look at how much you need to store in your kitchen cabinets and how easily accessible these items must be. Pull-out drawers on your base cabinets instead of doors may be a more accessible way to store pots and pans. Do your cabinets tend to be messy? Then you’ll probably want to steer clear of open shelving or glass front cabinets.


It would look silly to have white shaker cabinets in an industrial-style kitchen, so finding kitchen cabinets that work with your desired design style is a must. Most of the style revolves around the door, and there are dozens of variations!

You can get a flat panel door with a complete overlay for a clean, modern look. Another option is a classic glass front kitchen cabinet that would add character and elegance to your space.

How to Choose Kitchen Cabinets

Now that you have a better idea of the different types of kitchen cabinets let’s talk about how to choose kitchen cabinets. Since there are so many options available, the kitchen cabinets you choose may come down to your budget.

If you’re happy with the functionality and layout of your kitchen, maybe painting and refacing your kitchen cabinets would be your best option. That way, you’ll save some money that can be used elsewhere in your kitchen remodeling budget.

If you’re in the market for a complete makeover, you’ll find that kitchen cabinets that work with your desired style and size requirements may be a tall order, and you’ll need to order custom cabinets. A custom kitchen will take longer, but the end result will be fantastic. 

The Finishing Touches Matter

Once you’ve decided on the perfect style and material of kitchen cabinets, don’t forget the hardware! The hardware you install on your kitchen cabinets will dress them up and make the entire space look more complete. 

Some popular hardware options are sleek pulls in matte black or bronze. Elongated pulls are very trendy and bring an updated look to a traditional kitchen.

There’s a New Source for Custom Cabinets in Emerald Isle Now that you know how to choose kitchen cabinets, let’s get started on your kitchen remodel! We started Carolina Cabinets on Demand to provide a personalized experience with the goal of creating custom cabinet solutions perfect for your needs. We offer free estimates and are here to help! To learn more about Carolina Cabinets on Demand, you can visit us here.

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