A Guide to Popular Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

Published on: December 10, 2022

The very first thing a person sees when they walk into your kitchen is your cabinetry. The style and colors you choose make and leave a lasting impression on the overall aesthetic of your kitchen. That’s why it’s so important to choose wisely.

Not only are your kitchen cabinets and their doors the most visible element in the room, but they are also the priciest part of a kitchen renovation, taking up anywhere from 20-40 percent of your budget. And with so many kitchen door styles to choose from it’s not difficult to see why homeowners struggle to make the right decision.

Allow this blog to guide you in your decision-making and learn about the pros of these different cabinet door styles.

1. Shaker Cabinets

This is one of the most popular cabinet door styles today. The name ”shaker” derives from a distinctive furniture style best known for its simplicity and clean lines. The emphasis of this style is functionality and utility.

One of the top reasons shaker door cabinets are so popular is because of their versatility. They fit in with just about any type of decor, whether you prefer a vintage, antique-style kitchen or something more contemporary.

You can also find shaker door cabinets in a huge range of stains and colors and natural wood materials. Depending on the type of material you choose for your cabinet doors, shaker cabinets are also very affordable.

2. Raised Panel Cabinets

Raised panel cabinet doors are among the oldest variation of cabinetry styles on the market today. They’ve been around for centuries, but have come a long way to suit today’s modern kitchens. The reason they were considered so luxurious is because of their ornamental design, which naturally, takes some additional craftsmanship.

Back in the day, they used to come at a premium. But today, they’re far more accessible and affordable. A raised panel door features a distinctive cut-out in the middle, with a raised panel that sits a litter higher than the frame of the door.

You can opt for a simple raised panel design, or something a little more intricate for more vintage-style kitchens. Raised panel doors work beautifully well with wood grains because they help to highlight the intricacy of the natural wood. You can also opt for raised panel doors that have arched or curved details which add visual interest to your cabinetry and kitchen.

3. Slab/Flat Cabinets

If you prefer a more contemporary, sleek-looking kitchen, then slab or flat cabinet doors are your go-to. This a simple yet stylish cabinetry option that suits kitchens with a minimal look and feel. These cabinet doors have no detailing to them, they are literally plain slabs of material, fitted with your chosen hardware.

You can opt for slab cabinet doors in a range of different materials, but some of the most popular include decorative wood or laminate. If you’re on a budget, then opting for laminate can save you some money. You also have a large variety of colors and different sheens to choose from.

4. Glass Front (Mullion) Cabinets

Glass-front cabinet doors are a popular, beautiful addition to almost any kitchen — no matter your preferred style. However, they are great as an accent option and might not suit every single cabinet in your kitchen.

Basically, a mullion cabinet door comprises a wood frame, with a cut-out in the middle, which is then fitted with a glass pane. You can also opt for a range of different types of glass, such as textured, frosted, or ribbed glass panes.

Glass front doors are a brilliant option for display cabinets. They’re also a smart idea if you’re looking to make your kitchen appear larger and brighter because of how they reflect light throughout the space.

The great thing about mullion cabinet doors is that you can mix and match this style with almost any other cabinet door style, so they’re super versatile.

5. Beadboard Cabinets

If you’re looking to bring in a quaint, cottage-style feel to your kitchen, then beadboard cabinet doors are your best choice. Essentially, these cabinet doors feature a wood frame with traditional beadboard panels in the center.

Back in the day, beadboard featured as a decorative wall treatment in many homes — until paint, drywall, and plaster came along. Beadboard cabinet doors add a certain charm, and old-world feel to your kitchen and also mix and match well with other cabinet door styles.

6. Custom Kitchen Cabinet Doors

If you have a very particular door style in mind and can’t find anything to match it on the market, then your best bet is to opt for custom-made cabinet doors. Of course, this comes at an additional cost. But at least you’ll know that your kitchen and its cabinets are 100 percent unique.

Custom cabinets open up a world of possibilities. You can mix and match materials, and personalize your door design and the detailing. For example, if you love the idea of a shaker-style cabinet door, but want a more industrial look in your kitchen, you could mix and match both wood and metal.

Just make sure to find the right cabinetry expert who can help you with your vision and bring your dream kitchen to life.

Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles to Suit Your Budget

Whether you’re doing a full-scale remodel of your kitchen or just a quick facelift by installing new cabinets, we have the team, the materials, and the experience to get the job done for you.

With Cabinet Wholesalers, you can choose from a plethora of kitchen door styles and finishes to suit your aesthetic and budget. Whether it’s shaker style to traditional raised panel doors, we have the perfect option for you. Explore for more on what we offer, here.

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