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Cabinet Drawers

Understanding Drawer Cabinets

Cabinet drawers are available in multiple styles and configurations. Whether you need cabinet drawers for your kitchen or other rooms in your home, it helps to know what kinds are available. Following are some examples of cabinet drawer fronts and drawer cabinets.

Types of Cabinet Drawer Fronts

Cabinet drawers are available with a variety of fronts, the most common being five-piece and slab. A cabinet’s drawer front style is determined by the overall cabinet door style that has been chosen.

Kitchen drawer fronts can vary within the room based on the drawer size. For instance, some door styles won’t work on smaller drawer configurations and might automatically call for a slab front. Many brands will offer drawer front upgrades for individual styles. Ask your designer about drawer front options.

Five-Piece Drawer Fronts

Close-up of cabinet door with 5-piece drawer front

Five-piece drawer fronts have a four-piece frame around a center panel that is either raised or recessed.

Slab Drawer Fronts

Close-up of cabinet door with slab drawer front

Slab drawer fronts, sometimes called solid drawer fronts, feature a single flat panel, with no decorative elements, providing a simple and streamlined look.

Cabinet Drawer Terms

When choosing cabinet drawers, here are some key terms to know.

  • Dovetail joint: An interlocking corner joint where pins on one piece fit into sockets on a second piece.
  • Drawer glide: The system used to support the cabinetry drawers and provide opening/closing operation (availability of side and under-mount options vary by brand, as does availability of full- and 3/4-drawer extension).
  • QuietClose: A hinge that will softly close the cabinetry drawers while controlling slamming comes standard in many lines, but may also be an option on most drawers. Most of the time the mechanism is integrated into the glides or door hinges, and has an on/off switch.

Types of Drawer Cabinets

You may think a drawer is just a drawer, but there are many configurations and uses for drawers that you may never have imagined. Here are a few to consider in your remodel.

Corner Drawer Cabinets

Corner drawer cabinet with all three drawers opened

Kitchen corners are considered a "black hole" by many homeowners, but MasterBrand has several solutions to make it a useful space, including Corner Drawer Cabinets.

Furniture Drawer Cabinets

Furniture drawer cabinet used as a window seat

Extra-strong Furniture Drawer Cabinets are built to hold heavy items, from bulk-packed foods to several bottles of laundry detergent.

Pegged Dish Organizer Drawer

Cabinet drawer with pegged dish organizer

Avoid lifting stacks of heavy dishes from an upper cabinet with a drawer that comes with an adjustable Pegged Dish Organizer to keep dishes neatly in place.

Warming Drawer Cabinet

Warming drawer cabinet

A Warming Drawer Cabinet ensures dinner is hot and ready when guest arrive, or if family members come home late.

Utensil Drawer

Cabinet drawer with Cooking Utensil Divider installed

A diagonal drawer insert, like this Cooking Utensil Divider, stores long utensils diagonally to make smarter, more efficient use of drawer space.

U-Shaped Vanity Drawer

U-shaped vanity drawer opened to show interior storage

A U-Shaped Vanity Drawer fits around the sink plumbing in your bath, allowing you to use all of that under-counter space.

File Drawer Cabinet

File drawer cabinet in home office

Cabinets specifically designed for file folders, like this File Drawer Cabinet, can make a home workspace more functional.