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How to Pick the Right Cabinet Style for a Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, cabinet styles can drastically change the way a kitchen looks. From the material and finish to drawers and surface styles, it's important to consider every aspect of kitchen cabinet design to create a polished look.

OHi Kitchen and Bath Designer Andrea Shoop  compiled a short list of things to consider for your cabinetry selections during your kitchen remodel. 


For homeowners considering a natural wood finish, there are a few materials that are superior to the rest. Oak or cherry cabinets provide a warm hue perfect for traditional styles. Alder and maple are light and bright—great for smaller kitchens. Hickory cabinets bring in a masculine touch for rustic spaces.

Surface Style

It's also important to consider what style of cabinet door fits the space best. Flat panel and slab cabinets create a sleek, minimalist look, while glass inset cabinets provide an open, modern finish and showcase favorite dishes. Reverse panel doors offer added architectural interest, showcasing the grains of the wood. For a traditional look, raised panel cabinets include detailed molding.

Doors And Drawers

Cabinet and drawer styles can significantly improve the functionality of the kitchen. Deep drawers offer a more economical use of space, but doors can also be fitted with a pullout shelving system. Modern additions like soft close hinges will protect the cabinets and make them safe for everyone in the family.


It's impossible to decide on any aspect of a kitchen remodeling project without considering color. Although going for bold, bright colors may be one's first instinct, many homeowners opt for a neutral color like white. This allows them to change other elements, such as wall color or flooring, without having to change the cabinet colors to match.

Now What?

Kitchen remodeling can be overwhelming but is also an exciting time of new change, and OHi can help. Call us today at 847-541-4848 or browse cabinet styles in person at our home design showroom in Elk Grove Village, just east of Woodfield Mall!

Article Categories: Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Cabinets, Cabinetry

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