modular kitchen in Salem

Types of Kitchen cabinets and their dimensions

If the kitchen is the heart of your home then, cabinets and drawers are the heart of your kitchen. When designing a kitchen, there are many things to focus on- lighting, countertop, flooring, and many other details. But Cabinets and drawers form a backbone of a kitchen they also, add value and functionality to a modular kitchen. Therefore, choosing the right cabinetry is essential for a kitchen.

There are various types of Cabinets and drawers available in the market. Each varies by quality, color, and dimensions. Every manufacture follows a standard dimension code for manufacturing cabinetry and drawers based on each layout. But blindly buying the cabinets without knowing the actual dimensions of your kitchen and the cabinetry dimensions can result in a dysfunctional kitchen. There are several key elements to know before buying your kitchen cabinetry and drawers. 

When it comes to remodeling or designing a new kitchen choosing the right cabinetry from the different types of cabinets can be an overwhelming task. Therefore, here we the designers of the best Modular kitchen in Salem would like to throw some light on how to choose the right cabinets, their dimensions, and how to maintain them. 

Types of Cabinets:

  1. Base cabinet wall cabinet
  2. Tall cabinet
  3. Drawer cabinet

Base Cabinet:

There cannot be a kitchen design without a base cabinet. Because this holds and acts as a support for the countertop and is laid right from the ground. It is sturdy and you can store most of your kitchen appliances like a mixer, big pots and pans, and all kitchen tools. They also have a sink installed above them. They are one of the most expensive and widely used cabinets because no kitchen can be designed without base cabinets. Moreover, where will you lay the countertop without a base cabinet? You can also include many other features such as laundry baskets, wastebasket, and recycle bins.

There are four types of base cabinets 

  1. Easy access base cabinets: These cabinets have a middle shelf and small racks which offer additional storage for often-used elements. If you wish to have greater accessibility then these cabinets are the best.
  2. Base pullout cabinets: These cabinets make the most of the narrow spaces available in the kitchen. This way you can store even the smallest elements of your kitchen right.
  3. Open base cabinets: These cabinets have no doors and drawers they are left open as the name specifies. You can store big elements into smaller ones easily and a great way to showcase your favorite elements.
  4. Corner cabinets: They make the most of the kitchen space. As the name specifies they use even the nook and cranny of your kitchen. They are independently rotating types therefore you don’t have to strive to reach the dark corners.

Dimensions of base cabinets:

  1. Without countertop, height- 34.5 inches
  2.  With countertop, height- 35-36 inches 
  3. Sometimes customized cabinets can result in a height of 32 inches to 36 inches
  4. The width can vary from 9-46 inches
  5. For single basin sinks- 30 inches, width
  6. For double or offset sinks- 33inches, width
  7. For lazy Susan or extra space- 42 inches, width
  8. Countertop, Without depth- 24inches
  9. Countertop, with depth- 25.6 inches
  10.  If the cabinets are deeper than 24 inches it will be difficult to reach the corners.

Wall Cabinets:

As the name specifies wall cabinets are fixed directly to the wall using studs and screws. They come in a variety of types made with glass, or metals and make a statement in your kitchen interior. They make your kitchen look trendy in style. These wall cabinets can be stacked from floor to ceiling to make a statement or just extended to the ceiling where you can store infrequently used cookware and kitchen appliances.

There are four types of wall cabinets 

  1. Pull-down spice rack cabinets: These racks give easy access to frequently used spices and condiments
  2. Appliances rack cabinets: these cabinets as the name says can be used to keep your kitchen appliances such as coffee maker, toaster mixer, etc. when not in use.
  3. Easy access storage cabinets: These cabinets have both shelves and wire racks on the sides of the door. This makes it ideal for storing both small and large elements to keep them well-organized.
  4. Corner cabinets: These cabinets make the most of the upper corner space just like base corner cabinets to store elements that are often used. 

Dimensions of a wall cabinet

  1. The height of wall cabinets is limited to countertop and ceiling. This can be measured s listed here- 12”, 15”, 18” 24”, 30”, 36” and 42.
  2. Wall cabinets placed above the refrigerator measure 12 inches.
  3. Cabinet width 12-36 inches
  4. Generally, wall cabinets are 24 inches deep.

Tall Cabinets

Tall cabinets are otherwise called pantry cabinets or utility cabinets. They are generally installed from floor to the ceiling or free-ranging. They are very functional and when installed in a kitchen you will always have space for everything. These cabinets are large highly functional and can store big jars and appliances. 

Following are the types of Tall cabinets

  1. Utility Tall cabinets: These cabinets have shelves, hooks on the cabinet doors, and drawers to keep kitchen essentials that are handy and easily accessible.
  2. Oven and Microwave cabinet: These cabinets are large enough to fit an oven or combination of oven-microwave. 
  3. Tall pantry pullout cabinet: These cabinets have narrow shelves and racks on each side closed with a pullout door. Therefore these cabinets are tall enough to store an ample amount of cooking essentials and appliances.
  4. Pantry super cabinets: As the name suggests these cabinets are good enough to store all the pantry supplies and other elements well –organized.

Dimensions of a tall cabinet

  1. Tall cabinets come with three heights- 84”, 90”, and 96”. A floor-to-ceiling cabinet is between 90-96 inches whereas you can choose cabinets that leave a foot distance from the ceiling to the cabinet. 
  2. The width of the tall cabinet comes in the following variants- 18”, 24”, and 30”. 24” is the normal size cabinet that is commonly used in most kitchens. Whereas, 30” cabinets are ideal for those who want to add some pull-out drawers and looking for extra storage space.
  3. Usually, the depth of a tall cabinet is about 24 inches

Drawer Cabinets

Drawer cabinets can make the most of the vertical space in a cabinet. They are one of the most versatile cabinetry items that can be added to any type of cabinet. A drawer can be as tall as you want to store larger elements and as small to store kitchen tools and small elements. 

Following are the types of drawer cabinets

  1. Dishwasher drawer cabinet: These drawers as the name suggests are used to store dishes and spoons in a well-organized manner. These drawers occupy very small space that is 24-36” wide, and 19” tall.
  2. Warming drawer cabinet: These drawer cabinets are ideal to keep your cooked food warm for hours. This cabinet helps you cook sooner and store them at the right temperature and then serve them hot later to your family and guests. The standard depth of this draw is 27 7/8”. Including the door it measures 24 7/8”. The height of the drawer is 30” plus 4 ½ adjustable legs and it is 6” wider.