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Different Types of Kitchen Cabinets

A Kitchen is the activity hub of your home. It’s where you prepare a big meal or a simple snack. Out of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen is the place where your setup and design choices will matter the most. So the decision of what types of Kitchen Cabinets you’re choosing has a significant impact on your theme.

Kitchen cabinets can vary in a vast range of sizes, materials, and designs. Choosing the best type of cabinet is a vital step, especially when you’re planning to make a significant kitchen renovation. Well-suited cabinetry can singlehandedly alter the look of the whole kitchen.

A bad set of cabinets can bring down the life of the kitchen, while great cabinets can give the kitchen a furnished look. So, to aid you in your kitchen cabinet hunt, here is a guide on the pros and cons of types of kitchen cabinets.

1. Wood Cabinets

               Usually, Wood Kitchen Cabinets have various styles such as natural, stained, or painted.      

Wood Cabinets


 Paintable: Wood cabinets can be painted to renovate a kitchen. You can easily remove scratches by painting.

Luxurious look: If you want to expand the beauty of your kitchen, then wood cabinets are the best option. Wood cabinets can give your kitchen a natural and classy look.


Water damage: If you don’t protect cabinets from water, your cabinets are in trouble because wood absorbs moisture and can swell.

Termites: Termites are hazardous for the wood, so you have to use pest control spray if you notice any termites in your home.

2. Stainless steel Cabinets

                   Stainless steel cabinets are available in a variety of shiny and brushed metals. As a result, they become the default choice when building modern-day houses.

Stainless steel


Durability: Stainless steel cabinets are durable and heat resistant. They are also non-absorbent, so they don’t absorb water, so if you want highly worth full cabinets for creating all your culinary wonders, stainless steel cabinets may be your best option.

Glossy look: Stainless steel can add a modern look to your kitchen and give it a shiny and elegant look.


Scratch: Stainless steel is sensitive to scratches, fingerprints, and streaks. So it would be best if you were overprotective about it.

Limited design: Unlike other cabinets, you don’t have too many options when installing stainless steel cabinets because they have limited designs. 

3. Thermo foil Cabinets:

               Thermo foil cabinets are made using a vinyl material that is heated and pressurized onto medium-density fiberboard (MDF).         

Thermofoil Cabinets


Design and color: Thermo foil cabinets have a variety of colors and designs. The vinyl surface of these cabinets is molded into various patterns that give you a wide range to choose which design fits your kitchen.

Easy to clean and low maintenance: These types of kitchen cabinets are easier to clean. Stains can be cleaned easily by just wiping them with a soft cloth. Thermo foil doesn’t require a protective coating, which makes them low maintenance. They won’t crack due to humidity. 


Heat damage: These cabinets are heat sensitive. Their surfaces damage easily when exposed to extreme heat. Avoid using heat appliances near thermofoil cabinets or using heat shields.

Water damage: Thermofoil cabinets are not waterproof. Scratches in its layers can cause moisture to reach the fiberboard substrate, causing the substrate to degrade faster.

4. Laminate cabinets:

                             Laminate is a synthetic material that is made of compressed wood. These cabinets are cheap wooden cabinets that are covered with a plastic-like layer.

Laminate Cabinets


Starch resistance: Laminate cabinets are starch resistant due to their laminate surface and tend to be long-lasting. When laminate becomes defective, it can be easily replaced by tearing it off.

Easy to clean: Laminate cabinets are easier to clean due to their plastic-like covering. It’s nearly impossible to stain a laminate cabinet.


Repair: Once cracked, laminate cabinets are arduous to repair. If the cabinet gets a deep cut or cracks, it’s better to replace it with a new one because the repair is impossible. 

5. Glass Cabinets:

Glass cabinets come in many styles, textures, and techniques. They can also make a beautiful visual point in any kitchen. 

Glass Cabinets


Easy to clean: Unlike wood and other cabinets, glass cabinets are waterproof and have stain resistance making them easier to clean. You only have to use the glass cleaner spray to clean it.

Display items: Glass cabinets give you an opportunity to display charming dishes to give your kitchen a stunning look. Because they are transparent, you will locate your kitchenware without opening it whenever you need it.


Brittle: Glass cabinets are brittle as compared to any other cabinets because glass is breakable material, so it should have been overprotective if you installed glass cabinets in your kitchen.

Clutter visible: While glass cabinets allow you to display items, so you have to arrange things in such a way that fits your kitchen otherwise, it gives your kitchen a messy look.

Read also: How to find cabinets online

4 Responses

  1. Albat

    Thanks for sharing…

  2. Albat

    Nice post….

  3. Mohanad

    Life is like a house that needs to be redesigned. In some cases, it’s difficult to see the beauty in the repairs, but with love and patience, over time everything will be as it should be.

  4. It got me when you discussed that wood cabinets can be painted to enhance a kitchen. My friend wants their office to have more cabinets. I should advise her to hire an expert in commercial cabinets to ensure quality work.

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