2024 Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Your kitchen is about to get a facelift! When planning a kitchen remodel, careful time and attention in selecting your cabinets pays off. Your cabinets are often the most expensive part of a kitchen renovation, you are likely to use them daily, and they are a substantial visual component of your kitchen’s new style.

Modern craftsman style kitchen in South Bend with natural stone countertop and wood cabinetry

Peacock understands your careful commitment to the details. We’re here to give you the insight to pick the perfect kitchen cabinets for your upcoming remodel on the lakeshore. We proudly serve the greater South Bend area, including Michiana, Mishawaka, South Haven, MI, and St Joseph/Benton Harbor. Our extensive experience remodeling area kitchens gives us plenty to say about kitchen cabinets and more. Don’t take our word for it! Check out our kitchen renovation gallery for examples of our remodeling triumphs. 

Custom Vs. Semi-Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Custom Cabinets- You control everything about each cabinet. Everything is exactly to your specifications, from the materials, shape, pull-outs, paint, and finishes.

Semi-Custom Cabinets- Think of designing your kitchen with semi-custom cabinets like building blocks or Lego bricks. You get to choose what goes where, but you have limited options.  

gray lower cabinets with mini fridge

Types of Cabinet Doors

You’ve got endless possibilities for cabinet door styles, especially if you opt for custom cabinets. Here’s a cabinet door cheat sheet to expand your vocabulary and help you find the precise search terms to identify the look you envision.

  • Craftsman Cabinets- This era in design featured sturdy cabinets with clean, straight lines and generous margins.

  • Shaker Kitchen Cabinets- Sturdy and classic, shaker cabinets are a great example of craftsman style. They are a thick square border with an inset rectangular panel. 
Light Blue Shaker Cabinets Beneath White Countertop in Kitchen Remodel by Peacock and Co.
  • Glass Kitchen CabinetsShow off your prized collectibles or superior organization skills with glass cabinet doors. Consider a few glass cabinets for display if you’re not ready for a fully transparent commitment.

  • Beadboard- This paneling is vertical or square. White beadboard cabinets are perfect for cottages and cozy spaces.

  • Louvered Kitchen Cabinets- Picture closed horizontal mini-blinds. Louvered doors add texture to your kitchen cabinets with wood slats stacked at an angled inset in the doors. 

  • Mullions- Old-fashioned windows arranged with smaller panes of glass with latticework called mullions. Adding mullions can provide visual interest, whether your cabinet door is glass, wood, or something else.

  • Arched or Cathedral Panel Cabinets- Some panels have elaborate carvings. Others feature inset or raised panels with arches to contrast the primarily square shapes in the kitchen.

  • Slab Kitchen Cabinets- Completely flat, unadorned cabinet doors provide a sleek look. You can open these with a curated knob, or built-in finger holds for handleless ease.
Craftsman-Style Custom Cabinetry Made of Natural Cherry Wood

Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Picking the perfect color for your kitchen cabinets is a vital step in your design. You don’t have to pick just one. Many clients opt for two-toned cabinets to capture a more nuanced look and a wider color palette. Our favorite colors for kitchen cabinets include:

Two-Tone Kitchen Remodel With Blue Lower Level Cabinets and White Upper Level Cabinets

Average Cost to Replace Kitchen Cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets are usually one of the biggest investments in your remodel. Quality cabinets stand up to the demand of heavy daily use and protect everything you store inside them. Expect to pay between $500 and $1200 per linear foot for your custom kitchen cabinets. If you opt for semi-custom or stock cabinets, you will pay between $200 and $650 per linear foot.

Cool Customizations for Kitchen Cabinets

Corner Drawers-There’s no reason to waste the corner space. Custom corner drawers can provide the storage you need.

Custom Corner Drawers Built Into Kitchen Remodel With White Shaker Cabinets

Super Susan- This upgrade from the plastic nightmare of yore can spin for selection or glide out. A super Susan is a great way to make your corners count.

Pull-Out Workspaces- Pull out a peninsula or a cutting board to get the real estate you need for a big job, and tuck it away, so it’s not in the way on the daily. 

Vertical Storage- We all know about the frustration sorting through a utensil drawer can create. Install rows of canisters in a vertical pull-out to keep every spatula and set of tongs easily accessible.

Built-in Step Stools- Short people and families with kids can access the top shelf with ease, and the kitchen stays free of the tripping hazard a step stool creates.

2024 Trends in Kitchen Cabinets

Down with False Drawers- Why create the illusion of a drawer when you could just build a drawer? Even if the surrounding space creates a unique shape or size restriction, your expert cabinetmakers can create a custom solution that maximizes your storage.

The Super Secret Drawer- Create a drawer that doesn’t look like a drawer. Playful and practical, you can stash your super secret stuff in a hidden drawer.

Cozy Spaces for Furry Family- Build a pet bed cubby so your buddy can watch you work. Install a pot filler and a pet feeding station to avoid trekking between the sink and Fido’s bowls.

Accessibility for Aging-in-Place- If you plan to live in your home indefinitely, failing to account for future accessibility needs during your current remodel can commit you to another one as you age in place. Creating lower countertops, simple pull-outs, easy-grip pulls, and soft-close hinges are a few subtle ways to create accessible cabinets.

Lowered Double Kitchen Drawers Beneath Window Next to Built-In Wine Bottle Holder

Peacock’s Kitchen Cabinet Game is The Best in South Bend

Peacock’s unparalleled expertise in kitchen remodels makes us your best bet for fantastic cabinets and stunning supporting elements in South Bend. We’d love to talk to you about what we can do for your Michiana project today.

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