A drawer base cabinet is a type of cabinetry that has a sliding drawer integrated into it, providing versatile storage options. This style of cabinet is commonly used in kitchen cabinetry designs to support countertops and maximize storage space. However, it cannot be used under sinks due to its interference with drain pipe installation. The drawer base cabinet usually consists of a single drawer at the top and a cabinet door that opens to a compartment 24 inches deep, with varying shelf options. While the bottom of the drawer is often not shielded from the lower cabinet area, it can still obstruct the drawer’s movement if large objects block its path.

The drawer base cabinet’s popularity has led to faux designs that feature non-functional drawer fronts to preserve the aesthetic pattern of the cabinet run where a functional drawer is impractical or costly.