Classic or Contemporary: Choosing Cabinets

Love the look and feel of natural wood, a farmhouse sink and fancy hardware? You’ll want to opt for a classic style. Prefer a sleek look with no decorative accents? Contemporary is the way to go.

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If you’re redoing your kitchen cabinetry, chances are you already know what style you like. In fact, a good clue is how you’ve furnished the rest of the house.

Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of each style.

Classic kitchen cabinets, with their intricate and varied design elements, going classic offers many ways to personalize your kitchen. There’s an endless variety of custom hardware options, contoured raised panels and small panels of fluted or beaded fillers.

Wood is the favored material for classic cabinets. If you’re leaving the wood in its natural state and not painted, you’ll want to be sure to coordinate with any wood flooring.

Classic details include crown molding and glass-front doors.

Contemporary cabinets will have an unadorned look, a flat profile, plain or even no hardware and no extra decorative elements. That means, unlike classic, no raised panels or crown molding.

If you have limited space, choosing a contemporary style is easier to install and without molding, the cabinets have more vertical storage space.

Metal, veneer or glass are popular choices for cabinet fronts. Choosing a bold color is an appealing way to add visual interest to otherwise unadorned cabinetry.

Whatever style you choose, USA Cabinets has a wide range of options from which to choose.


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