My series of blogs titled “The Details” has now reached the end, and today we round out all the details with our decorative corbels and brackets. When people think of corbels and brackets, they often will think of them as support for shelves or countertops with overhangs, but they can be for so much more! Corbels and brackets are another way of adding a design element to cabinet design, and depending on where they are placed, can change the most basic cabinet to a more designer, furniture look. Dura Supreme Cabinetry offers several different styles and sizes of corbels and brackets that work with any one of our door styles. It’s just a matter of finding one that suits the taste of the homeowner. Below we have shared designs from many of our talented dealers to help inspire you.

Wall Cabinets with Corbels and Brackets

When adding this detail to wall cabinets you are adding a furniture look to the area, giving them a timeless, built-in look. 

The cottage style of this kitchen is complete with our A style Decorative End Brackets under the wall cabinets.

Design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath | Plymouth, MN

This quaint kitchen has a hutch area created with our B style Decorative End Bracket

Design by Lauren Marshall Interiors | Oak Park, IL

Photo by Megan Kristina Photography


The striking black kitchen is softened by adding our Countertop Support Bracket to the wall cabinets for added detail

Design by Russel Fogle of 1st Choice Cabinet Co. | Boise, ID

A stylish hutch area for this kitchen was created with open shelves and adding the B style Decorative End Bracket.

Design by Molly McCabe, AKBD of A Kitchen That Works | Bainbridge Island, WA


Another example of our Decorative End Bracket in style B flanking the apothecary drawers to create a furniture look. You can also see our transitional corbel “A” used on our mantle hood beside it.

This rustic dry bar has beautiful details that dress it up, including the use of our large BRC4 corbel at each end of the wall cabinets.

Design by Michels Homes | Saint Paul, MN

Photo by Landmark Photography

Countertop Overhangs

Decorative corbels and brackets are a way of adding “false” support for cabinets and countertops. We say false because most of our corbels and brackets are meant to be decorative only and not used as an actual support. When designing countertops with overhangs, be aware of what is needed for additional support, which is dependent on the countertop material. Also, consult the installer as additional material may be needed for bracing inside cabinetry when using corbels and brackets.

Dura Supreme kitchen design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair LLC, Wisconsin. Photography by Ryan Hainey.

The simple styling of our wood bracket adds to the detail of this peninsula

Design by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair | Oconomowoc, WI

Photo by Ryan Hainey

Another decorative countertop support is used for this small kitchen island with an overhang

Design by Boyer Building Corp. | Minnetonka, MN

A stylish transitional style kitchen with a stained wood kitchen island and white painted cabinets on wood hood on the perimeter.

This island has a wow factor added with the use of our style A Decorative End Bracket.

Design by Ispiri Design Build | Edina, MN

This raised kitchen island top is dressed up with our Transitional Corbel style A 

Design by Ispiri Design Build | Edina, MN

Other Areas to Consider

Corbels and brackets can be used in other places as well, as seen in the below photos

Our small Countertop Support corbel used as support for the furniture shelf above is an easy decorative add-in for this mudroom.

Design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath | Plymouth, MN

Photo by Spacecrafting Photography

The small yet mighty corbel A3 is used as decorative brackets for a ceiling enhancement of this in-home pub-like bar.

Design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath | Plymouth, MN

Dura Supreme Cabinetry kitchen design by Mauk Cabinets by Design.

An example of a corbel being used underneath our Independent Pedestal Frieze to add beauty to the overall hood

Design by Aaron Mauk of Mauk Cabinets by Design | Tipp City, OH

Our Decorative Bracket style A is used as a decorative support for the furniture shelf above in this mudroom.

Design by Studio M Kitchen & Bath | Plymouth, MN

As you can see, corbels and brackets can be used in so many ways when you think outside the proverbial box. It is an easy way to dress up cabinets for a more thoughtful, timeless look.

I just want to say thanks to all of you for following my series “The Details”. I hope you have found them to be informative as well as inspiring! As always, consult your local Dura Supreme dealer for ways to use decorative features in your next project.  Until next time, happy designing and stay safe!

Stacey Lindstrom the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry and blog author for the Dura Supreme Cabinetry Blog.

Stacey Lindstrom is the National Training Manager for Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Stacey has a degree in interior design and over 25 years in the kitchen and Bath industry. She has worked in all kinds of business platforms, from small dealers to online design and sales, and has worked with 20.20 Design software since 1997. Her first venture working with Dura Supreme Cabinets was way back in 1995, creating hand drawings for a dealer showroom. In the last 10 years, she has had her work showcased on episodes of Kitchen Crashers and Bath Crashers, as well as season 15 of Big Brother. As much as she loves designing spaces for clients, Stacey enjoys training and educating on product and design as well, and draws from her own expertise as well us blunders over the years to help Dura Supreme and its dealers.

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