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Common Cabinet Door Styles

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 9:23 | DOORS STYLES | 0 Comment | 848 Views
by Hank

When you enter the kitchen, the first thing you notice isn’t the stove or the sink but the design and layout of the cabinet. A contemporary, stylish and chic cabinet is defined by the pattern and style of its doors. The cabinet door styles can be anywhere from simple and stylish to elaborate and elegant. Here are the common cabinet door styles you are likely to observe in many homes.

Beadboard Cabinet Doors

Beadboard Doors

Beadboard is a series of planks with indentations or ridges called beads. The beadboard doors are characterized by vertical beads and deep cuts that create a paneled or stripped effect. There are two beadboard styles: traditional tongue and groove boards; and beadboard panels that can be molded to give the effect of an actual material.

Distressed Doors

For an old cottage charm and antique look, choose distressed cabinet doors. Preferably, they should be made from a reclaimed material and they will appear old. New wood can be given distressed looks by sanding and adding glaze into the surface.

Flat Doors

A flat cabinet door has a smooth finish without any additional detailing. Its only visible design is the shiny surface for laminated doors or natural wood grain for pure wood doors. This makes them neat and easier to clean.

Frosted Glass

Frosted Glass Doors

Frosted glass doors can add flair to your cabinets. Unlike clear glass doors, it hides things behind it, making them hazy. You can use it to hide your pans and pots, and helps create a warm ambiance.

Grill-style Doors

Grill-style cabinet doors are quirky, out-of-the-box doors that allow you to enhance the artistic design of your kitchen and your home in general. There are numerous patterns and grooves to choose from. Wire mesh-inspired cabinet doors require so much maintenance to keep their new look for a longer time. You can choose glass-backed grill-style doors to enhance the appearance of your kitchen.

Louvered Doors

These doors come with horizontal slats which keep the cabinets well-ventilated, preventing it from developing a musty smell. They are very attractive and can enhance the look of any kitchen. It is ideal for storing items that require ventilation.

 

Shaker Cabinet Doors

Shaker Doors

The shaker cabinet doors are all about simple yet clean lines that emanate utility. Often made from five pieces of flat panels, this is the most common cabinet door style. The shaker is a classic style that will never go out of style.

Thermofoil Doors

Thermofoil doors are laminate surfaces with silky smooth finishes. They are made by pressure binding fiberboard together. It is advisable not to place an oven close to these doors since the laminate tends to distort with heat.

Glass Front Doors

Glass front doors give the kitchen an airy feel. They are ideal choice if you want to highlight the artistic appeal of dinnerware. Remember glass doors will not hide clutter, so you have to put extra efforts to make sure it is always organized.

While a cabinet done with any one of the above door types will add a symmetrical look to your kitchen, a combination of cabinet door styles will enhance the aesthetic value of your kitchen

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