A base cabinet is the one designed to sit under the countertop of a kitchen or bathroom. Base cabinets are the largest storage area of a cabinet system with a typical depth of 24 inches. When purchasing kitchen base cabinets, it is best to look for cupboards that are sold with the base as an accompanying set.
A drawer base cabinet is a cabinet that has a sliding draw set into it. This is a very practical and common type of base cabinet because of the storage versatility it offers any cabinetry scheme. The only limitation to this style of base cabinet is that it is not usable under sinks because it can interfere with the installation of a drain pipe.
Cabinets that don’t meet the ceiling are common, and the same 18- or 15-inch spacing applies. Some upper cabinets are much shorter and meant for special areas, such as over a refrigerator, range or sink. To get the right height, align the tops of short cabinets with the tops of others in the room.
Cabinets are grouped into four grades based on quality of construction: ready-to-assemble (RTA), stock, semi-custom and custom. Decide up front on the amount of money to be invested in cabinetry and then browse cabinetry lines and options within your budget.
Wall cabinets can be as unique as the kitchens they occupy, but they will typically be manufactured as part of a matching set to base cabinets in order to form a complimentary cabinetry run. There are general guidelines to the construction of wall cabinets.