When using the Cabinet Tool, make sure you are clicking on a wall to place it. If you click on the inside of the room, you will always get an island cabinet.
1. Select the cabinet icon.
2. Left off the mouse then click and hold on the wall, and drag it to the side of the wall you want it on.
3. Now select the selection tool (white arrow- top left of the screen) and select the cabinet where it touches the wall, it now should be highlighted.
4. Now change the cabinet type from the inspector/properties box.