How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinet Door Style

Your kitchen cabinet doors are the face of your kitchen. There are plenty of styles to choose from, so you should have a good idea of what you want ahead of time. Depending on the cabinet door style you want and your budget, there are still plenty of options available for you. Mix and match with color and style or find something uniform throughout.

Find Your Ideal Door Style

Your budget is the first thing you need to consider. Just because you have limited funds doesn’t mean you can’t still have your dream kitchen cabinets.

Wooden Cabinets

Wood is a very popular choice for kitchen cabinets. It is versatile, durable and you can paint over the higher grains. You can also make adjustments to wooden doors.

Put in a few nails in the back of a wooden door to hang a clipboard, corkboard, or a place to keep recipes, receipts, and your note pad for grocery lists. Higher grains of wood can be stained or painted to suit your style.

You can leave the wood in its natural state for a clean and rustic look. It can be varnished for protection and painted any time you like or feel like a change.

Glass Doors

Glass doors on your kitsch cabinets can look very sharp. Add in a bit of soft backlighting and you have set an entire mood. It opens up space quite a bit and having some of your best dishes on display can look very inviting.

Flat Front Doors

Many people like the sleek, minimalist look of the flat front doors on kitchen cabinets. Also called slab doors, they have no frames or panels on them. They are easy to clean and maintain, easy to paint, and don’t take away from anything else in the kitchen that is the main attraction.

Shaker-Style Cabinets

These cabinet doors have a distinctive look about them while still maintaining their minimalist look. Shaker-style doors are made in five segments. The vertical pieces on the sides are called stiles, the horizontal pieces across the top and bottom are called rails, and a recessed panel in the middle.

These are a very popular choice which is good news for those working with a tight budget. They are readily available and you can style them any way you please to suit your own taste.

Custom Made

Before you write off custom-made cabinets and doors, check out their prices. You may be pleasantly surprised. While ready-made cabinet doors may be faster and more accessible, you can still get custom doors to suit your needs.

Consider a good quality wooden door, easy to paint and change, if needed, and more than enough handles and knobs to make them sing. You can also get the drawer fronts to match and bring the entire kitchen together.

If you have a small or unusual space, you may find that getting custom-built cabinets and doors will fit better and help to make your kitchen perform at its best.

Pick What You Like

It’s your kitchen and you should get what you like. You spend a lot of time in your kitchen so it should function for you and make you happy. Just because something is popular now doesn’t mean it will be in a few months.

Don’t be swayed by what someone else thinks you should have. Put your own personal spin on your cabinets and doors. If you are unsure, pick something that will be easy and inexpensive to change.

With the number of styles, colors and designs available, plus the accessories that come with them, you will be able to have your dream kitchen and stick to your budget.

If you’re interested in custom cabinets or have questions about the right cabinet door style for your kitchen, contact Custom Cabinets by Lawrence today!

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