Cabinet Types

There are four main types of kitchen cabinets. While each one is capable of storing many of your appliances and cookware, they each serve a primary purpose for your kitchen.

Base: The Base Cabinet’s main objectives are to host the sink, hold up the kitchen counter, and act as a base for the wall oven. Being as big as it is, it’s common for storing pots and pans, and you may not have known, but it can also be used as a kitchen island. You may have noticed that this cabinet is one of the more major building blocks in the kitchen, and it is actually called a “Base” for a very good reason – it doesn’t just have several primary purposes, it also helps define your floor plan.

Wall: By definition, a wall cabinet can be any storage compartment placed above countertops, so long as it has at least one door. The idea of having a wall cabinet is to have convenient access to your plates and cups – this way you’re not bending every time you need a glass of water. It’s not uncommon for a wall cabinet to have adjustable or fixed shelves.

Tall: These cabinets rise from the floor to the ceiling, and as such, can be used to store anything from food, cookware, and cleaning products. Commonly though, they have been used as pantries and storages for brooms. The tall cabinet is most popular among traditional and contemporary styles, and seems to equally compliment large and small kitchens.

Specialty Units: A specialty unit is anything from a corner cabinet, a suspended units, and right down to a bottle rack. Think of it as the fixtures and fittings of your kitchen. It’s very common to find specialty units attached to the inner doors of fridges, a slide out cabinet next to a base cabinet, and a kidney shaped slide out unit coming out of a corner cabinet.

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