What is a neoclassical cabinet?
Neo-classic cabinets are actually a particular style of new designs that have gained special popularity among individuals with distinct tastes. This cabinet design style is tailored for those who appreciate a blend of modern and classic cabinets in their kitchen environment. If you are among those who consider both modern and classic cabinets as your main options, it might be a good idea to keep a space in the corner of your mind for neo-classic cabinets.
The roots and history of neo-classic cabinets may be traced back to 18th-century designs. The style and designs of this period have long been a focal point of attention. However, the primary obstacle that might deter individuals from choosing classic designs is the high cost of materials and wood used in them.
Before the emergence of the neo-classic style, due to the use of wood in crafting classic cabinets and the high overall cost of kitchen cabinets, having designs in this style was akin to an unattainable dream and desire for many. However, with the widespread use of MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard) in cabinet construction and its increasing diversity, we have arrived at a new style in kitchen cabinets, which we now refer to as neo-classic. The use of high-quality materials and, of course, significantly lower and more affordable prices for neo-classic cabinets compared to classic cabinets has led to the increased popularity of this design.
What is Neo-Classical Architecture Like?
It should be noted that in a more general and comprehensive sense, neo-classical is a specific design and architectural style that is not limited to cabinets alone. In terms of its literal meaning, the word neo-classical signifies “new classic,” referring to the modern generation of classical architectural styles. Neo-classical means dressing the classic design style in a new and modern attire. The classic design style itself is largely inspired by the ancient Greek era of the 18th century.
It should be noted that neo-classical architectural style is often considered suitable for spaces with large dimensions and square footage. If the overall dimensions of a building are not sufficiently large, using this design style for a small building may not yield the desired result. In fact, employing this design style for a small building might make the space appear even smaller.
Buildings with a neo-classical design style are typically characterized by certain features, some of which are mentioned below. For example, they have a simple, orderly appearance with well-defined lines visible in various sections. Sometimes, independent and tall columns are also used in this type of design.
Types of Neo-Classical Cabinets
To choose neo-classical cabinets, we consider two broad categories. It’s worth noting that this categorization is entirely independent of the designs and colors of neo-classical cabinets, as there is a wide variety of designs and colors available.
The criteria we have chosen to differentiate these two categories are the material used for the cabinet’s core, which is essentially the main building material of the cabinet. Neo-classical cabinets can be constructed using wood or MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard), and these materials have fundamental differences. However, the construction methods and the cuts made on them are essentially the same. The significant difference lies in the use of veneers for wooden cores, while neo-classical wooden cabinets are usually stained. For MDF cores, various veneers with different patterns are commonly used. It’s also possible to use paint for MDF surfaces.
The next consideration is naturally the price of these two types of cabinet cores. If you choose a wooden core for your cabinet, the final cost will be higher, and its durability and lifespan will increase. On the other hand, cabinets with MDF cores have a significantly lower and more cost-effective price.
What is the difference between Neo-Classical cabinets and Membrane cabinets?
The main distinguishing feature of Neo-Classical cabinets that sets them apart from other cabinet models is the design and pattern of their doors. For example, in the construction of an Enzo cabinet, the outer edges of its doors are usually cut using CNC machinery. However, in Neo-Classical cabinets, it’s typically the middle and central parts of the doors that undergo more intricate cuts and are subjected to CNC cutting processes. In practice, the core material of Neo-Classical cabinets can be identical to that of Membrane cabinets or Enzo cabinets, with the primary difference lying in the door designs applied.
In the construction of Neo-Classical cabinet doors, similar to their counterparts, various types of coatings are used for finishing. It’s worth noting that matte finishes are commonly applied in Neo-Classical and Membrane cabinets, while glossy finishes are more commonly used in Enzo cabinets.
The final point to consider is the use of concealed lighting and modern-style lighting fixtures, which can greatly enhance the beauty and appearance of classical cabinets. We recommend that you keep this in mind when ordering and installing your cabinets.
Advantages of neoclassical cabinets
The first thing that captures everyone’s attention is the captivating beauty and simplicity seen in this cabinet style.
Due to the use of plastic-based laminates in crafting Neo-Classical cabinets, you practically have a plethora of choices, making these cabinets highly versatile.
Resistance to moisture is another advantage of Neo-Classical cabinets, thanks to the specific type of vacuum-formed coating used for Neo-Classical cabinet surfaces. This type of cabinet exhibits greater resistance compared to plain MDF.
Concealing fingerprints, marks, and scratches is another perk of this cabinet style. The reason behind this lies in the use of matte finishes for Neo-Classical cabinets, which diffuses light significantly, preventing fingerprints, marks, and scratches from being prominently visible.
Since Neo-Classical cabinets utilize PVC-based laminates, they don’t accumulate steam in the home environment and won’t contribute to long-term respiratory issues. Such issues are more commonly associated with cabinets using melamine coatings.
Disadvantages of the neoclassical cabinet
Despite using PVC coating for Neo-Classical cabinet surfaces, since the core is often made of MDF, in case of scratches or damage to the coating, the cabinet core remains vulnerable to moisture.
Another drawback of Neo-Classical cabinets is their sensitivity to light. If cabinets are exposed to direct sunlight, their original color tends to fade over time and often turns yellow. However, using higher-quality coatings can delay this issue.
Due to the PVC-based coating material, it’s essential to be very careful not to let the cabinet surfaces and doors come into contact with sharp objects that might damage the protective cabinet coating installed on the core.
Another disadvantage of Neo-Classical cabinets is that their construction and implementation are more challenging compared to other cabinet models. Consequently, this work should be entrusted to experienced individuals. For instance, it’s not possible to create Neo-Classical cabinet door designs with just any CNC machine. Additionally, installing PVC coatings on these doors presents its own set of challenges due to cuts and sharp corners.
Neoclassical cabinet price
One of the most significant factors that heavily influences our buying decisions is the cost we have to pay for the services. In general, the price of Neo-Classical cabinets depends on various factors, some of which we will mention below. You can also find an approximate price list below this article. One of the factors that has a significant impact on the price is the area where you intend to install your Neo-Classical cabinet.
Naturally, the larger the area, the higher the cost that needs to be paid. We should not forget that the type of edge banding, handles, and hardware used in the construction of cabinets also has a significant impact on the final price of Neo-Classical cabinets. Furthermore, your choice of the primary material and the core of the cabinet also affects the overall price. If pure wood material is used, the quality of the final work is higher, but the price is correspondingly higher.
The last point to consider regarding the price is that if you request additional wall cabinets or extra cabinets, the cost for those will be added separately to your final bill. Ultimately, if you want to know the current price for installing and constructing Neo-Classical cabinets, please fill out the form below to submit your request.