Most likely the first choice you will make when remodeling or designing your new kitchen will be your cabinet door style. The cabinet door is the most visible element of your kitchen and the design will set the tone for the entire space, so you should choose something that reflects your personal style. Do you like simple and streamlined, or do you want something more traditional with a little more interest? There are an abundance of cabinet door styles to choose from, here are just a few of our favorites:
The shaker cabinet is one of the most popular of cabinet styles today. Shaker cabinets have simple square paneled doors (flat center panels, framed by four pieces of flat, square wood). Shaker has maintained it’s popularity because of it’s simple clean lines, and the ability to work in just about any style of kitchen, from traditional to modern.
For traditional kitchens, one of the go-to cabinet door choices is raised panel. This style is a great choice to give the cabinets some more depth, or if you are trying to give your kitchen a more formal look. They can be kept very simple, or the detail work can be very complex. You can customize the raised panel look even further by adding an arch to design.
Recessed panel is the opposite of the raised panel door. This door center outline can be kept very simple as well, or it can be more elaborate depending on the look you desire. Recessed panels have an understated elegance and can work in just about any type of kitchen..
Beaded or Beadboard
Beadboard cabinets work well in kitchen styles from farmhouse to transitional. This style adds some interest and depth to any color of cabinet, but works especially well with painted cabinets.
Flat is also sometimes referred to as “slab”. This style gives you a very clean look and works well in modern or contemporary kitchens. Since it has no detail work at all (it’s basically a flat square of wood), it would be a great choice for minimalist kitchen. Adding some sleek pulls will just enhance the look.
Remember, after you choose the actual cabinet styles, there are still many other ways you can customize your cabinets and personalize your kitchen; from stain or paint color, to adding glass doors and unique cabinet hardware. We will talk about some more of these great customizing options in our next blog post.