Kitchen cabinets sit in that design sweet spot where utility converges with the opportunity to make a big visual impact. And given the selling power a beautiful kitchen can wield, carefully curating your cabinets can have a big payoff.

As our slideshow illustrates, the design possibilities are many (one configuration places most of a kitchen beneath a staircase); from the materials used to where they’re mounted, there’s no need to feel confined by tradition. So whether your homes are classic or contemporary, here are some examples of beautiful cabinetry in styles of all kinds.

Claire Easley is a senior editor at Builder.