Your cabinet door style can be one of the most prominent design details in your kitchen. From elaborate to simple, there’s a door style for every home design. Take a look at some of the better-known styles from Houzz and see which will work for your home’s style.
The Shaker-style cabinet door is the most common door style in kitchens today. This five-piece flat-panel style has a frame made from four pieces and a single flat center panel for the fifth piece.
Shaker cabinetry gets its name from the distinctive Shaker furniture style, which uses simple, clean lines to emphasize functionality. This cabinetry style became popular because the simplistic elements compliment décor across the spectrum of contemporary to traditional, as well as variations in wood, stains, paint colors and hardware.
Although horizontal wood slats are typically used on windows, furniture pieces and interior doors, they can contribute a distinct architectural style to kitchen cabinetry. Many louvered doors have spaces between each slat, making them great for cabinets that require ventilation.
Simple but stylish, the flat-panel cabinet door is a great way to add sophistication to your kitchen without the hefty price tag. Its solid lines and minimalist form make it a great fit for contemporary and modern interiors. Flat cabinetry comes in varieties of wood and even laminate.
Although this style tends to be one of the most expensive on the market, it’s a classic look that’ll last for generations. The design construction is composed of inset doors that rest inside a typical cabinet frame. Inset cabinetry usually requires exposed hinges rather than the conventional, concealed hinges, which can be costly.
If you desire the old-fashioned, antique feel in your kitchen, then you’ll love the distressed-looking cabinets. Choose any door style and opt to have the corners rubbed off or have other distressing techniques done for that age-old feeling.
Beadboard cabinetry has a unique center panel of cabinet doors that resemble paneling of a traditional beadboard, and it can give your kitchen that “cottage” feel. Beadboard was used in the past as a decorative wall treatment before plaster, drywall and paint became common.
These doors are molded out of medium-density fiberboard, wrapped in a plastic-type coating and then baked under intense heat to create an impervious seal. Durable and cost effective, they come only in solid colors and imitation wood grain.
If you can’t find a door style that compliments your design style, create your own! Contact a local designer or craftsperson to help you create a personalized design. This custom example has Shaker-style cabinet door with a center panel of corrugated metal instead of wood for an industrial and utilitarian look.