“The Eyes are the Windows to the Soul” – William Shakespeare
In a kitchen design, your kitchen cabinet choice can really set the tone of your overall look and feel in your kitchen. When planning a kitchen remodel, there are so many decisions to be made that sometimes, one can overlook the importance of the kitchen cabinet door style. It can be overwhelming planning for a successful kitchen remodel. Therefore understanding all of the essential elements such as overall design style and kitchen cabinet door style is super critical for a successful kitchen remodel. There are several design styles that designers and homeowners go for when remodeling a home, but there are 7 most popular design styles for a kitchen remodel are:
- Traditional design style
- Transitional design style
- Country or Cottage design style
- Contemporary or Modern design style
- Rustic design style
- Old World design style
- Arts and Crafts design style
The traditional design style can be described as having a formal, elegant and classic look. The transitional design style can be described a mixing a simplistic traditional look with a contemporary basic styling to create a look that is timeless and attractive. The country or cottage design style is one that is cheerful and inviting with a mixture of light and bright colors. A contemporary design style is one that is modern, minimalistic, sleek sophisticated with clean lines and styling. A rustic design style is one that brings a regional flair to the kitchen with highlighting a specific region, such as, coastal, pacific northwest, southwest, or the Adirondack. The old world design style highlights the 17th century and other older European style and design styles such as the Italian villa, the French Chateau, Medieval, Gothic, Mediterranean looks. The Arts and Crafts design style is one that highlights form, function and craftsmanship.
All of these design styles have a special kitchen cabinet door style that is associated with each and every one of them. The color of the kitchen and the kitchen cabinet doors have a lot to do with achieving the successful kitchen remodel based on a specific design style. The most popular kitchen cabinet door styles are:
- slab door style
- recessed panel door style
- shaker door style
- raised panel door style
- Laminate Thermofoil door style
- Cathedral panel door style
- Bead-board door style
- Routed door style
Slab Kitchen Door Style
The slab kitchen door style is essentially a flat door that is made from slab of wood, metal or other material and has no other decorations on the door.
Raised Panel Kitchen Door Style
The raised panel kitchen door style is usually a panel door that is made by joining pieces of solid stock wood with an adhesive and is secured to frame of the door.
Shaker Door Style
Shaker kitchen cabinet doors get their name from the Shaker furniture and is known for its clean and functional lines. Shaker cabinets use what is known as a stile and rail construction , which means it is comprised of four pieces for the outer frame with a flat center panel. The Shaker style is sometimes confused with the mission style, which looks similar but is not the same.
Recessed panel door style
A recessed panel door is a cabinet door with a center panel that is slightly lower than the outer door frame. Recessed panel doors often include veneer panels with the outer portion of the door frame made from solid wood.
Cathedral panel kitchen door style
Beadboard kitchen door style
The Beadboard kitchen door style is comprised of rows of vertical planks with an indentation or ridge–known as a “bead”–in between each plank. This provides the kitchen cabinet door the detail and texture that goes best in the coastal, cottage or farmhouse themed kitchens.
Routed door style
Click on the following to read more:
Cabinet Door Styles – Kitchens.com
Cabinet Door Styles – What’s Yours? – Bob Vila
5 Kitchen Trends – Buyers Hate – Realtor.com
A Guide To The Most Popular Types Of Kitchen Cabinet Doors – Kitchen Remodel Blog