Of all the materials that go into a kitchen remodel, cabinetry is one of the most important – and usually the biggest investment. Choosing cabinetry typically begins with deciding on a door style. Below is a list of the most popular kitchen cabinet door styles and where they work best.
Flat panel style doors have a recessed center panel, a simple design that works great in most kitchens. Flat panel doors can be enhanced with details like beadboard. Shaker cabinets and arts and crafts style cabinetry fall in this category.
Raised panel doors have a center panel that is just that – “raised.” They offer more detail than other door styles, come in many designs, and work best in more traditional homes.
Slab doors have no frame or panels. Flat pieces of wood, they are great for contemporary or modern kitchens.
Accent cabinets are typically not used throughout the entire kitchen. They can feature glass fronts, aluminum frames, or even stainless steel. Glass front cabinets are ideal for displaying special dishware, cookbooks, or other treasured pieces.
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