183-box-constructionWhether you are just moving into a home that needs a little TLC, or you are wanting to remodel after years in your family home, eventually your cabinets will need replacing. But it’s tough to know what to choose when there are so many options, especially for someone who doesn’t yet know the basics in cabinet construction.

Cabinet vocabulary

Get to know the general anatomy of the cabinet before you visit with your design professional so you can understand the differences between each line of cabinets they discuss with you.

Take a look at these resources to get started:

Cabinet Terms You Need to Know – Box Construction will familiarize you with the main cabinet components and joinery items (face frame, sides, toe kick, etc.).

Cabinet Terms You Need to Know – Door Styles goes over door panel and frame types (from raised panel to slab doors and square frame to cathedral).

Cabinet Terms You Need to Know – Door Hinges will get you up to speed on your basic, adjustable and specialty hinge options (from the piano hinge to the barrel hinge).

Familiarizing yourself with these basic cabinet terms will help you come up with questions for your designer and allow you to  make more informed decisions.