There are several types of cabinets that might be utilized within a given kitchen, each with their own purposes and qualities to consider. One of the most well-known and well-used types, found in numerous kitchens around various styles of home, is the base cabinet.
At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re here to offer Salt Lake City’s widest selection of high-quality kitchen cabinets, and base cabinets are one of numerous varieties we provide. What exactly are base cabinets, which kinds of base cabinets can you choose from, and what are some varying installation formats for these? We’ll go over all this and more in this two-part blog series.
What Are Base Cabinets?
For those unfamiliar with the term, base cabinets are a type of kitchen cabinet that is installed to the floor. These cabinets provide structural support for counters and other kitchen surfaces. In addition, they usually offer storage in the form of drawers or shelves within which items can be stored and organized.
Base cabinets will range in size, but will usually average around 36 inches in height. Their depth will also vary, as will the number of drawers or shelves a given cabinet might contain.
Base Cabinet Types
There are several types of base cabinets often used in a kitchen, including:
- Sink base cabinet: This type of base cabinet is meant to support a kitchen sink. It will usually feature two false-front drawers, as well as two large doors at the bottom that provide access to plumbing and other sink-related items.
- Corner base cabinet: As the name implies, this type of base cabinet is designed to fit into a corner. It will usually feature two doors and one false-front drawer, providing easy accessibility to its contents regardless of the angle from which it is viewed.
- Drawer base cabinet: This type of base cabinet offers storage in the form of multiple drawers rather than shelves. It is often used to store lightweight items such as utensils and cleaning supplies.
- Door-and-shelf base cabinet: As the name implies, this type of base cabinet combines shelves behind doors with drawers or a false-front. This allows for multiple types of storage to be located in one space.
- Door-and-drawer base cabinet: Down related lines, this type of base cabinet combines drawers behind doors with shelving or a false-front. It is a great way to store bulkier items while still keeping them organized and accessible.
- Pantry base cabinet: This type of base cabinet is designed for larger items that need more space, such as pots and pans. It will typically feature one large door and two or three shelves.
- Oven base cabinet: Finally, this type of base cabinet is designed to house a large oven. It usually features two doors and may have adjustable shelves.
At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we offer all of these types of base cabinets in various sizes, styles, and finishes to suit any kitchen project you might have. In part two of this blog series, we’ll discuss some installation formats for these cabinets, to help you get started on the perfect kitchen makeover. Stay tuned!