Exploring Different Types Of Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

Whether you are remodeling or building a new home, you will want to explore some of the many different types of cabinets offered in today's market. Here is a guideline to help you choose one to suit your needs and décor.

Distressed Cabinets

Distressed cabinetry is basically making a kitchen cabinet have a very old/used effect. You begin by staining the wood, adding a wax or petroleum jelly to the areas of the cabinet you want distressed. The distressed appearance is that of wood that has weathered with time.

Inset Cabinets

Inset cabinets are stylish from the Victorian and Georgian era with full view of the cabinet frame with minimal gaps between each section of the cabinets. You can add inserts using a personalized design to compliment your kitchen's décor with special colors, moldings, and other embellishments. Inset cabinets usually require exposed hinges because of the style. The hinges can become expensive, so be sure to count the extra hardware into your budget.

Louvered Cabinets

Louvered cabinets and doors can dress up any kitchen and can be stained or paintable with their horizontal wooden slats. One of the features includes spaces between each slat which is suitable near clothes dryers or a heating radiator.

Thermofoil Cabinets

Thermofoil cabinets and doors are also called Rigid Thermal Foil (RTF) which is made of a medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panel wrapped in vinyl. The final product is denser than plywood. White is the most popular color but can also be paneled with wood finish vinyl. The doors can have complex patterns, such as the louvered style.

Flat Panel Cabinets

Flat panel cabinets are a plain version, but you can choose from many different kinds of wood and dimensions. The budget-friendly styles are a superb fit for modern or contemporary settings.

Shaker Doors

Shaker doors are five-piece doors which have a recessed center panel. Many different colors and stains can be provided to fit your personal style. The drawer may have lines varied in relation to the cabinet. A single/flat center panel supports the frame's four pieces. It is a popular choice suitable for most kitchens' décor. The door can fit many budgets depending on the type of wood used.

Many cabinets can be custom built, but the price tag will also be attached to the additional designs. Making the right choice is necessary because the cabinets should last for your lifetime. If you aren't sure how to proceed, you could call in kitchen remodeling professionals for the job.


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