Types of Cabinets
There are three types of basic cabinets: wall, base and tall. Variations on these basic cabinets will function to store specific cookware, display art or dishware and reinforce a style with special cabinet design.
Cabinets can be combined to form another cabinet type. For example, stacked wall cabinets can form a tall utility or pantry cabinet that reaches from floor to ceiling. Combining base and wall cabinets for an island can create a unique design. A drawer base cabinet can be stacked with a wall cabinet to configure a wall oven cabinet. Combinations of basic cabinets can be used to create an endless assortment of custom kitchens.
Pantry/Utility Tall Cabinets
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Want a great kitchen? Learn more with the topics below to help keep your remodel plan on time, on task and on budget.
- Know Your Cabinets
Find out about cabinet types, components, materials, and more.
- What makes a quality cabinet?
Not all cabinets are equal. Learn the quality difference.
- What do kitchen cabinets cost?
Our average sale is about $8,000, but your mileage may vary.
- How do I measure my kitchen for cabinets?
Sketch your measurements to start working with a kitchen designer.
- This Old House Cabinet Buyer’s Guide (PDF)
Read this before you buy new kitchen cabinets.