DIY Kitchen Cabinet Styles For Contemporary Cooking Spaces

You’ll never have to worry about a lack of kitchen cabinet styles. The size and style of your kitchen layout doesn’t matter. Rest assured, there is a cabinet style for your kitchen that will enhance your cooking space.

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA), cabinet manufacturers reported an increase in overall cabinet sales of 11.9 percent for April 2022 compared to the same month in 2021.

DIY Kitchen Cabinet Ideas For 2022

Handpicked by out team of kitchen design experts, the following examples represent the latest in DIY kitchen cabinet designs.

Wall Mounted Kitchen Cabinet

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Kitchen cabinets are made of different modules. Some sit on the floor while others are mounted onto the walls. With this example, a wall-mounted cabinet made out of wood offers plenty of kitchen storage Check out this tutorial on instructables to see how this cabinet module is built. 

Plywood Cabinet Shelving

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Plywood is also a very common material often used when building kitchen cabinets and furniture in general. The cabinets offer a cheap option for those on a tight budget. If you’ve never worked with plywood or built any furniture before, start with something similar like this small cabinet featured on instructables

Black Kitchen Cabinet

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One of the most difficult parts of building a kitchen cabinet from scratch is making the doors. They need to have the perfect proportions and to open so you need to pay attention when building them. Check out this instructables tutorial to find out how to make a cabinet door so you can understand the basics of it. 

Open Kitchen Shelving

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An shelving system would be just as beneficial if you don’t want new cabinets. This video tutorial by DIY PETE explains how you can build a basic kitchen cabinet step by step.

Kitchen Cabinet Frames

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A small kitchen remodel requires effort. You’ll need base cabinets, drawer units, wall-mounted modules, and shelves. In this video tutorial by DIYTyler you’ll have all the information you need to get started.  

Chalkboard Kitchen Cabinets

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You can give your old cabinets a makeover instead of installing new ones. With chalkboard front doors, you can leave messages to your family members.  You can write down recipes, lists, notes and various other things. Check out lovemydiyhome for more details about that. 

Kitchen Cabinet Upgrades

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Upgrade your existing kitchen cabinets by adding a few new features for them. For example, you can change their look with some decorative crown molding and you can install lights on the bottom to illuminate the countertops beneath. Check out more info about this and more cool upgrade ideas on carriethishome

Buffet Kitchen Cabinets

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Replacing the old doors on your kitchen cabinets with new ones can also be a great idea. This tutorial from chriskauffman would also be very useful if you’re making DIY kitchen cabinets from scratch since the doors tend to be a tricky part usually left at the end of the project. These shaker doors are pretty easy to make and they look lovely too. 

Handcrafted Kitchen Cabinets

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This video tutorial by Hand Crafted by Jason Cooper is great for beginners because it explains the basics of building kitchen cabinets and lets you add your own touches from there. You can see here how both upper and lower kitchen cabinets are built, from prepping the wood to cutting it into pieces and then assembling everything. 

Wooden Kitchen Island Cabinets

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To make things easier for yourself when furnishing your kitchen, you can take it all one step at a time. This looks like a perfect starting module and you can find out all about it and how to build it fast and easy from this tutorial by Bourbon Moth Woodworking.

Kitchen Cabinet Shelf Frames

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When it comes to DIY kitchen cabinets you get an advantage because you get to design them yourself. That means you can have them custom-built so they perfectly fit into your kitchen and they complement its layout and style. Check out this tutorial by grandmashousediy to see how you can take advantage of this area. 

Easy Cabinet Shelving

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In case you’re still worried you don’t have what it takes to build your own kitchen cabinets, check out this simple design shared by Paw Paw’s WorkShop. This lovely video tutorial explains how anyone with beginner DIY skills and basic tools can build cabinets from scratch and you can also apply and techniques and tips you’ve learned here to other projects if you ever decide to build more furniture in the future. 

Kitchen Farmhouse Cabinets

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There’s a variety of options, and all of them based on your preferences. If you’re a fan of rustic or farmhouse-style kitchens, this barnwood sideboard that we found on mountainmodernlife. The design is simple but offers plenty of character. 

Shaker Kitchen Cabinets

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Shaker cabinet doors in this tutorial from cherishedbliss are easy to make. You can transform your flat kitchen cabinet doors so they look like this and it’s wonderful what some decorative trim and new hardware can do for something like this. 

Undersink Kitchen Cabinets

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It’s not just the cabinet door fronts that deserve your attention but the back sides as well. It gives you a place to put a few cleaning supplies and a paper towel roll and it’s great for the space underneath the sink which usually gets neglected. Check out ana-white for more details. 

Under-Cabinet LED Lighting

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Another detail that you can focus on when planning the new look of your kitchen is the lighting. A common option is to have LED bands installed on the underside of the wall-mounted cabinets.  You can also add lights to the upper section of the cabinets to highlight some open shelves. You can find out more about that on thriftydecorchick.

Traditional Kitchen Cabinets

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You might also find this video tutorial from GuysWoodshop useful. Here you can find out more details about all the materials, tools and equipment required by a project like this and you can also find out details about the construction process and how everything is put together in the end to actually make the cabinets. 

Gray Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

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Painting is one of the last few steps when building kitchen cabinets or furniture in general and it’s also something that you can do to transform existing cabinets and to give your kitchen a fresh new look. This tutorial from designertrapped however explains how you can skip those steps and make this process a lot easier. 

Mesh Kitchen Cabinet Fronts

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A nice idea to keep in mind when planning the design for your kitchen cabinets is that open fronts and shelves are great for making a small space appear bigger and more airy. That’s also a useful tip if you’re considering transforming your old kitchen cabinets. We came across a really cool idea on my3monsters. This tutorial basically shows you how you can take out the front panels of wall-mounted kitchen cabinets and replace them with chicken wire. 

Sliding Kitchen Cabinets

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Something that many of us struggle with in the kitchen is finding a good spot for the garbage can. This is a pull-out system that you can install in one of your kitchen cabinets which lets you have two garbage cans. It’s super easy and convenient to use and you can install it yourself. Check out honeybearlane for details. 

Cedar Wood Cabinets

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Painting your existing kitchen cabinets can change the look of this room. You can find a nice tutorial on thepalettemuse which shows you all the little tips and tricks that can help you make your cabinets look amazing and the best part no sanding is required. 

Kitchen Cabinet Color Palette

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Along with painting your old kitchen cabinets there’s a few more things that you can do to change the look of this room. A kitchen remodel can involve a variety of different steps and details and projects like the one on amber-oliver can help to give you some ideas. 

Kitchen Cabinet Extensions

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A change of style is easier than you think. You don’t need new furniture. In the case of the kitchen cabinets, adding a few decorative details can help. One example comes from dreamdesigndiy where you can see how adding farmhouse trim to some simple-looking cabinets changes their look instantly. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ

What Should I Look For When Buying New Kitchen Cabinets?

Chronic fraud is a problem with some foreign kitchen cabinet manufacturers. The KCMA recently said new evidence suggests Chinese producers may be engaged in transshipment, circumvention, and evasion of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

What Is The Best Way To Fasten Cabinet Hinges? 

Most cabinet installer will double the screw length or the diameter when fastening cabinet hinges. Either option applies for a screw threaded its entire length when screwing into wood. The withdrawal strength is increased by 100 percent if the screw is twice as long or bigger than the diameter.

When maximizing cabinet strength, the key is to use a pilot hole. Without a pilot hole, the screw will act like a wedge and create a small split. Pilot holes are also great for screwing into end grain.

How Should I Install Concealed Undermount Drawer Slides?

Determine your cabinet thickness. Next, measure the thickness of your sliding drawers. For clean undermount drawer slides, the bottom drawer inset should be half an inch. After you’ve determine this, you’ll need to make notches at the bottom to secure the slides.

Drill holes so the rear locator pins will work properly. Once this is complete the mount the slider pieces on the drawer.

Which Kitchen Cabinet Color Is Trending For 2022?

Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog [SW 9130] is a green gray color that has surged in popularity among US homeowners. The color compliments darker cabinet hues like Fusion Briquette, also known as Urban Bronze. 

What Is The Best Kitchen Cabinet Handle Finish?

Graphite finish for cabinet handles has become a popular choice. The finish is a stylish choice for two or three-toned kitchens.

Kitchen Cabinet Styles: Wrap Up

If you’re having problems making a decision, don’t hesitate to consider European style kitchen cabinets. Country style kitchen cabinets aren’t for everyone. The last thing you want is to feel confined to a small number of cabinet styles.

For an elegant ambiance, modern style glass kitchen cabinets would surprise you. They’re fragile, but if your kitchen isn’t a heavy-traffic area, you should consider the cabinet style.

As you’ve seen here, kitchen cabinets can have the biggest impact on your kitchen layout. Do not get in a hurry when remodeling your kitchen. Treat every decision as if you were performing brain surgery. When you dedicate yourself to the project, the long-term benefits will be worth it.