3 types of cabinets, 3 construction methods
Base cabinets support the countertop. Their standard height is between 34 ½" and 36" and their standard depth varies between 24" and 30".
Wall cabinets hang on the wall and do not touch the floor. They can be 12", 15", 18", 30", 36" or 42" high. Their depth varies between 12" and 18". They are typically installed 18" above work surfaces and 54" above the floor.
Tall cabinets, for example pantries, are 84" to 94" high and come in standard depths of 12" to 18".
Within these 3 categories, cabinets are either stock (prefabricated), semi-custom or custom. When planning your kitchen renovations, determine how much you wish to spend on cabinets and how important durability and aesthetics are to you.
Types of cabinets
- Shorter lead time
- Ideal for limited budgets
- Made in standard heights
- Limited choice of configurations and finishes
- More options than stock cabinets in terms of design, storage and style
- Wider choice of finishes and materials
- For mid-range budgets
- Longer lead time for delivery than stock cabinets
- Fit the specifications of each kitchen
- Wider choice of materials, finishes and designs
- Generally made from higher-quality materials
- Longest lead time