Whether it’s a kitchen remodel or bathroom makeover you’re planning, you need new cabinets. In the kitchen especially, they’re a major element that contribute to the style and feel of the space. Choosing the right cabinet can be hard if you’re not sure exactly the style you’re going for. There are three things you need to think about as you select your new cabinets; style, color and finish and if you choose the wrong combination, you’ll never be happy with the end result.


If you have a particular style kitchen you’re going for, you’ll want to look at cabinets that fit into the general guidelines of that style. For example, Shaker cabinets have clean lines and would be great for a traditional style kitchen remodel but don’t necessarily fit into a Mediterranean style kitchen. Are you looking for a furniture style cabinet piece? Only certain manufacturers offer these.

You’ll also want to consider the options for the cabinets. Do you want to add glass front cabinets in some parts of your kitchen? Make sure of availability before making your selection. Also make sure you like the look of the drawers that come with the cabinets as you’d have to work with a custom manufacturer to make a change between cabinets and drawers.


Custom manufacturers offer many more options than semi-custom and stock cabinets have the least color choices of all. Depending on the extent of your kitchen remodel, you may need a color that works with existing flooring or and adjacent room. As you find a style you love, look at the color options before making that your final choice.


The most important finish to inquire about is if the finish will stand up to water, especially if you’re choosing cabinets for a new bathroom. Some cabinets and their finishes weren’t intended for the high moisture environment in the bathroom. Certain style kitchens lend themselves to a glaze finish. Other styles like farmhouse and rustic lean toward a distressed finish. 

The outside of your cabinet is an important consideration for your kitchen remodel but not the only thing you need to look at. Next week we’ll discuss choosing your cabinet based on what’s available inside. Jamco Unlimited, the kitchen and bath magicians, can help you choose the perfect cabinets, inside and out, for your bathroom or kitchen remodel. Call us today at (727) 412-8524 or fill out our contact form.