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Picking the Perfect Kitchen Cabinet Doors

If you are planning to update your kitchen cabinets you might just be surprised by the amount of choices that you will have to make! In our previous blog post we explained the difference between the different types of cabinets that you could select from. In this post we will be reviewing many of the different cabinet door selections available for you to select from. Yes, cabinet doors – you’ll be surprised by the number of choices you have.

Raised Panel

Raised Panel doors fit well with a more traditional kitchen design style. These doors are raised in the middle, creating a groove between the doors center panel and frame. Raised Panel doors add dimension and detail to the space. You will often times see them in homes with a transitional, country, or rustic feel to them.

Recessed Panel

One of the most popular styles that you are probably already familiar with is the Shaker-style cabinet door, which is a type of recessed panel cabinet door. This style is a homeowner favorite because it features clean, simple lines and fit with most décor styles. These doors work well with variations in wood species, stains, paint colors and hardware. Shaker doors are a great budget friendly option to consider for your new kitchen.

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Flat Panel

Looking for a modern or contemporary kitchen? Then Flat Panel cabinet doors might be the best choice for you. This style features hard lines and is great for achieving a minimalistic look. These cabinets simple look like a flat, smooth piece of wood (but they also come in laminate if you are looking to save a little bit of money). Flat Panel doors are even sometimes referred to as Slab doors.

Now that you are familiar with the different styles of doors it is important to figure out how to pick the best one for your home. Below are a few questions to ask yourself before deciding on a final selection.

  • 1. What style kitchen have you decided on? – Traditional, Modern, Contemporary, Rustic?
  • 2. What types of trim and moldings are currently throughout your home?
  • 3. What cabinet door styles are throughout the rest of your home? Unless you are remodeling your whole home you might want to keep the look consistent throughout.
  • 4. What details/accessories are you considering? Glass inserts, beadboard, specific knobs or pulls?

If you aren’t 100% sure what will be the best decision for your home you can always contact the design team at Bath Plus Kitchen and we can walk you through every step of your renovation project – from design/layout to installation/completion.

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