Traditional Vs. Modern Kitchen Cabinets: Which One Fits Better In My Home?

Which Type of Cabinet Fits Better In Your Kitchen

Designing a kitchen has many challenges. You’ll have to decide whether you want to work with a contractor or DIY the job, set a budget, and determine the best time for a remodel that will be the least disruptive to your family’s routine. Then you’ll have more fun decisions to make, such as paint colors, appliances, layout, and what features you want to include in your new kitchen.

One decision that will dramatically impact your whole new kitchen is what cabinetry style you prefer: traditional or modern. Whichever option you choose will determine the look, feel, and impact of your new kitchen. Before you can make the decision that is best for your home and décor style, you’ll want to first ask your Glendale custom cabinet company for details on the differences between these two styles.

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What Is The Difference Between Modern & Traditional Style Cabinets?

Traditional and modern style cabinets have many similarities as well as some distinct differences. The easiest way to distinguish between these two types is to examine their overall shape and form. Traditional cabinets tend to be thicker and more ornate, while modern cabinetry focuses on slender, sleek, and minimalist designs. Your Fountain Hills cabinet contractor can show you examples of traditional and modern cabinets so you can get a better idea of the different designs behind each style.

Often, modern cabinets are found in homes that emphasize a sleek, clean, minimalist feel. Because more and more people are choosing to design their homes in this style or are cutting down on intrusive clutter, modern-style cabinetry is becoming increasingly popular in kitchens throughout Arizona and the United States.

Homeowners who have older homes or prefer a more traditional decorating style may opt for traditional-style cabinetry that fits with their homes or matches their design preferences. The doors of traditional-style cabinetry are likely to be more ornate and detailed than smooth, straightforward modern-style cabinets.

Traditional cabinetry encompasses a variety of styles, including:

  • Shaker
  • Raised Panel
  • Slab
  • Beadboard
  • Louvered
  • Cathedral

Additionally, traditional-style cabinets tend to utilize hardware and wood grains to complement their more complex design. Modern cabinetry tends to integrate the handles directly into the design so that they are less apparent and don’t take away from the sleek look.

Both traditional and modern cabinets are made in a wide variety of colors, ranging from light to dark. However, traditional style cabinets tend to be made of wood and are stained, most often a medium cherry to dark espresso, although light or golden oak stains are also fairly common.

Modern cabinetry tends to be stained or painted a color so that there is little focus on the wood or cabinetry material itself. Neutrals such as white, grey, and black are very popular, although colorful cabinets are also a common choice. You can find modern cabinets in jewel tones, rich greens, blues, and earth tones. Choosing a color for your kitchen cabinets can be overwhelming, so be sure to ask your Anthem cabinet maker for recommendations that will fit with your cabinet style, home, and décor preferences.

Are Traditional Or Modern Cabinets a Better Fit For My Home?

Ultimately, only you can decide the answer to this question. You can design your home however you want! What matters most is to choose which style or look appeals the most to you and what you want out of your kitchen.

That said, as you choose a cabinetry style, it can be helpful to consider the rest of your home, including its age, design style, colors, and layout. Consider what types of appliances you want, whether your home is open concept, and what color cabinetry appeals to you. Understanding what you want for your kitchen will help you and your  Glendale custom cabinet builder design the perfect cabinets for your new kitchen.  

Are You Ready To Design Your New Kitchen Cabinets?

If you’re ready to get started with your kitchen remodel or build, reach out to AZ Cabinet Maker. Our professional kitchen designers can help you put your vision on paper and then turn it into reality! We have been designing and crafting custom kitchen cabinets since the 1990s and use our extensive experience to build only the highest quality cabinets for our satisfied customers. Our team is committed to exceeding your expectations and will not rest until you are completely satisfied with our work. To learn more about our company and process, visit our Chandler showroom, check out our online gallery, or contact us a call today!

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