These Kitchen Cabinet Styles Keep With Tradition

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These days, if you're shopping for kitchen cabinets, you will soon realize just how many different options there are. Some are more modern, while others are more traditional, and unless you really know what you're looking at, you may have some trouble telling the difference between the two. If you have a traditional home and kitchen and would really like your kitchen cabinets to stick with tradition, too, then here are a few traditional styles to focus on during your search.

Shaker-Style Cabinets

Shaker-style cabinets seem to be everywhere lately, but this is not a new style. It actually dates back to the 18th century, although the simplicity of the style meshes well with a lot of today's more minimalist looks. Shaker-style cabinets feature flat center panels surrounded by flat raised borders on all four sides. Another way to describe this would be to say the cabinet doors have recessed panels. Shaker-style cabinets also have exposed hinges, which adds just a touch of interest to the look.

These cabinets are a great choice if your kitchen is pretty traditional but you want the option of going more modern later on. They'll look just as suitable if you modernize some other elements of your kitchen around them. They're also really easy to keep clean, thanks to the lack of detail. 

Raised-Panel Cabinets

These are basically the exact opposite of Shaker-style cabinets. The center panel of the cabinet door is raised above the rest of the door, often with some scrolling around the borders for more detail. It's this detailed scrolling that really calls attention to the cabinets and makes for that busier, traditional look some homeowners are after. 

Raised panel cabinets are a good choice if there's not a ton of detail elsewhere in your kitchen and you really need the cabinets to attract attention. The hinges are typically hidden so the cabinet doors themselves remain the focus.

Arched Cathedral Cabinets

If you want a softer look that is still traditional, then look into arched cathedral cabinets. The top of the center panel is shaped into an arch, but the sides and bottom of the panels are straight lines. This calls some attention to the cabinet but still keeps things soft on the eye. It's common to see these cabinets with natural wood finishes and hidden hinges.

Arched cathedral cabinets work really well when you have a lot of call cabinetry since the arch tends to break up the space a bit.

If you opt for any of these three kitchen cabinet styles, you'll easily maintain your kitchen's traditional appeal.

Contact a local cabinet maker to learn more about traditional kitchen cabinets.

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