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Five Essential Cabinet Styles for your Modern Home

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When building your dream home, you can’t use a one-size-fits-all approach to kitchen cabinetry. Several different styles of cabinets are integrated amongst one another to use the space effectively and practically. Customers also appreciate diversity in their kitchen cabinet set-up when ordering a custom project from our Edmonton site. Some cabinets are designed specifically for certain rooms, while other cabinets have a more universal function. In this blog, we will outline several of the key cabinet types.u


Starting off with one of the more general cabinet types, an upper cabinet describes any box fixed relatively high up along a wall. Upper cabinets may have doors or an open box design where the shelves are directly exposed. These cabinets can be found anywhere in the house.

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Another general cabinet type is the base cabinet, which is any simple box fixed closer to the ground. This is the most stereotypical cabinet you will think of. These cabinets can include doors, shelves, and drawers in various combinations, and can be found in several areas throughout the home, including the kitchen, makeup rooms, offices, and more. These cabinets are much deeper than their upper counterparts, allowing for far greater storage capabilities.

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A vanity is a more specific term used to describe a base cabinet in a washroom. While vanities typically have no internal fixtures to allow for access to the plumbing units, Regency is able to manufacture more lucrative designs featuring drawers and shelves to maximize storage and organization possibilities.

This beautiful vanity has a triple drawer bank adjacent to its doors, separating plumbing from whatever you would like to store in your washroom.

Lazy Susan

A Lazy Susan is a corner cabinet with an L-shape, allowing for efficient use of the limited storage space in corner areas. Lazy Susan’s can be either upper or base cabinets, and they are commonly found in an office or kitchen.

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Lazy Susan cabinets have complex hinge mechanisms that swing open at 6 locations to maneuver into and out of its tight space.


A pantry describes a tall cabinet that covers a large length of the wall in which it is fixed. There is a wide range in the configurations of pantries, as the location of the open shelving, drawers, and doors can all be customized.  

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Here is a beautiful pantry accentuated by a pair of upper cabinets on both flanks and a base cabinet on its left-hand side. Notice the differences in the door and cavity arrangement for each cabinet.