There are many ways to go about designing your kitchen. You can either do it yourself or hire a professional. Regardless of how you choose your kitchen design to be, it’s important to understand what goes into the actual process. For example, when it comes to cabinet styles, there are three main types: European cabinets with keyholes and pulls, standard cabinet doors without keyholes or pulls, and flat-front cabinet doors.
Here is a quick look at all three different options so that you can make the best decision for your kitchen.
What are the three main cabinet styles and what do they entail?
European Style: The European cabinet style is typically what you’ll see in a traditional kitchen. This style typically uses keyholes and pulls and has flat fronts that are more visually appealing.
Standard Style: These standard cabinets are found in most kitchens, but they don’t use any hardware to open the doors. This style of door is also called frameless or flush-fronted cabinets.
Flat-Front Style: Flat-front cabinets are not found in many kitchens, but they have all the same features as the other two styles of cabinets, such as hinges on the doors or drawers with slides.
Choosing the best option for your kitchen design
There are no restrictions as to which type of cabinet should go to which kind of kitchen. The most important thing is that you can afford it and it does not look ridiculous in your kitchen. For that, it may be recommended that you don’t start any kitchen cabinet installation work before considering the outcome.
Which is the best option for your kitchen?
European cabinets with keyholes and pulls are typically the most expensive option, but they provide a more sophisticated look. They also have more design opportunities because of the keyholes and pulls. The upfront cost may be worth it for you if you want something that is uniquely yours and not found in many kitchens.
Standard cabinet doors without keyholes or pulls are less expensive than European ones, but they can provide a more traditional look if that’s what you’re looking for. They also tend to be easier to install than European doors because they don’t require keyhole installation and aren’t as complicated with the hinges.
Flat-front cabinet doors are the least expensive option, but they do not provide any design options and are typically used on cheap kitchens that are flat-front designs already. These cabinets also make up for their lack of style by being easy to install. For example, when it comes to installers, European doors typically require two people to install while standard doors only need one installer while flat-front cabinet doors only need one installer too.
How to find out which style would be best for your kitchen
When it comes to choosing a style for your kitchen, the first thing you need to do is identify the general theme of your kitchen. Is it modern? Rustic? Traditional? Additionally, you can take advantage of technology and use a floor plan to predetermine what your cabinets will look like. This digital drawing should be able to give you the perfect projection of what your kitchen will look like after installing your new cabinets.
If you are looking for a modern look, then flat-front cabinets would be best for you. If you want traditional, European-style cabinets with keyholes and pulls are perfect for your space. Finally, if you’re looking for a rustic style, then keyhole-less standard cabinet doors would work best for you.
How to know if you have the right size for your kitchen
One of the first things you’ll have to consider is the size of your kitchen and what exactly you want to do with it. If cooking and preparing meals is your hobby, then you will need to look for the best craft room ideas to go with your kitchen cabinet design. You can find this out easily by measuring a wall in your home and incorporating creative interior design ideas.
The height of your cabinets should be between 36 and 42 inches. If you are planning on installing a drop-front or counter-height cabinet, it should also be between 36 and 42 inches tall.
If you want to install European cabinets with keyholes and pulls, they need to be at least 34 inches tall.
If you want standard cabinet doors without keyholes or pulls, those need to be at least 30 inches tall.
Kitchen design after 10 years from now
10 years from now, the kitchen will look completely different than it does today. Your kitchen will have a new aesthetic design that reflects the latest trends in modern cooking and eating.
Therefore, it’s important to choose cabinets that will hold up over time and still look good even if you change the design later down the line.
Next, consider what style of cabinets best suits your needs. European style cabinets with keyholes and pulls are popular because they’re easily accessible and offer easy drawers for storage purposes. They also come in a variety of finishes so that they can match almost any interior design scheme in your home.
However, European-style cabinet doors without keyholes or pulls tend to be more expensive than their counterparts, which means they’re not always feasible for everyone. If cost is an issue for you, then European-style flat-front cabinet doors are ideal as they tend to be inexpensive and versatile enough to match any number of styles and designs.