Whether you are planning to sell your home or just want to update its interior design, investing in new cabinets is a great idea. If your plan is to sell your home, you’ll find that the kitchen and bathroom are two of the main selling points.
Therefore, you are making a great investment by making an effort to update your kitchen or bathroom with good-looking, functional cabinet. Of course, it’s also great to invest in a cabinet for aesthetic and storage purposes. If you’re unfamiliar with the kind of cabinet to purchase, check out the primer below.
There are four basic types of cabinets you can choose for your home. You can place them anywhere in the kitchen, bathroom, or any other room. They provide storage capacity for the numerous items you have and add a distinct vibe to your home.
Base cabinets are the type of cabinet often located underneath the countertop. The standard size of base cabinets is 24” deep and 36” tall but the depth can come up to 27” on custom and semi-custom base cabinet applications.
It is easy to use a base cabinet with the help with a toe kick, a 4” recessed riser where the base cabinet rests. There are also two types of base cabinets — the sink base and drawer base. The sink base is the cabinet located underneath the sink area.
Base cabinets are available in varying widths, so it can fit under your sink perfectly. In addition, there are special sink base cabinets you can use if you want your sink located in the kitchen corner. There is also another base cabinet called the drawer base, which only has drawers.
Usually, tall cabinets reach up to 96” in height and 24” in depth. This is the type of cabinet often used for the pantry to store food and other items. You also use them to store your cleaning supplies like brooms. Other times, you use tall cabinets for wall-mounted single or double ovens.
There are also different types of tall cabinets available including utility tall cabinets, tall pantry pullout, oven and microwave cabinets, and pantry super-cabinet. Tall cabinets are great for minimizing the mess from where you store coats and shoes, as a utility cabinet in the laundry room, and for aesthetic purposes.
Wall cabinets are available in different heights including 30”, 36”, and 42” with 12” depth. There are also varying widths available for wall cabinets. These cabinets are usually placed about 18” over the countertop. Just like base cabinets, this category has a special type.
The special wall cabinets are usually placed on top of the refrigerator. While they are usually 12” in depth, there are much deeper wall cabinets with up to 17” depth for custom and semi-custom applications. Depending on the style of your home, you can choose different wall cabinet designs to complement it.
Speciality cabinets include base, tall, and wall cabinets slightly different from those mentioned above. Speciality cabinets may include stove hoods, spice pullouts, wine racks, and a number of others. If it is an unusual, custom-made cabinet, it will belong in the speciality category.
These are the four types of cabinets you can choose for your home. They provide great storage options and aesthetic quality to any dwelling. Of course, the type of cabinet you choose depends on your interior design and style preference.