Kitchen Cabinet Doors
When it comes to kitchen cabinet doors, you have a surprising number of choices. And to achieve a cohesive look and feel for your home, you must choose wisely.
The crew at Kitchen Infinity is on your team when it comes to planning a beautiful space. Your kitchen is one of the most prominent parts of your home, so its design can help set the tone for the whole house.
Selecting the perfect door style is one of the most significant decisions you have to make. Color, texture and other design elements will come into play. Having a clear vision of the final product will help guide these choices.
When people think of kitchen cabinets and doors, they generally envision wood. However, wood isn’t the only player in the cabinet game. Here are some of the common choices modern homeowners have for their cabinetry. If you’re looking for inspiration take a look at our gallery to browse options!
The arrival of laminate options on the scene changed the way people design kitchens. Laminate cabinet doors are durable, beautiful, and budget-friendly. Manufacturers start with an interior of pressed or recycled wood. Then heat and pressure apply the laminate to the exterior.
These doors come in a range of colors and styles to match any design needs. And they are an eco-friendly option since the interior often uses leftover lumber. Many homeowners enjoy laminate products for the fronts of their cupboards.
Mid-century and modern designs utilize the look of a glass cabinet door quite a bit. Choosing glass doors for your kitchen cabinets allows you to bring in a lighter, more airy feel to your space. Glass kitchen cabinet doors also let you display special items or dishes while keeping them tucked safely away. Often, homeowners choose glass doors on upper cabinets and wood doors below
This natural material was the high-quality standard for generations. Older homes are likely to have solid wood cupboards throughout the house. They are still one of the most popular options today, and with good reason. They also are typical in custom cabinet work.
These cabinet doors can last a lifetime. They are versatile and come in several types: maple, oak, cherry, and hickory. They are available in different colors and stains, and some work great for distressing if that is your preferred look. Many traditional wood cabinet doors have a raised panel on their fronts.
Knobs and Pulls
The finishing touch on each cabinet door is the hardware. When you work with your Kitchen Infinity designer, you will need to decide on this last piece of the decor. Many people use the terms “knob” and “pull” interchangeably. But they are a little bit different.
Knobs attach to the door with one screw. They are the simplest choice, especially for the DIY crowd. Measurements for attachment are more straightforward, with only one fastener.
Pulls, on the other hand, are more like a handle. They require two screws to attach to the door and, therefore, much more accurate measurements.
When you are deciding on hardware, keep in mind that you don’t have to make everything match. You might like to have knobs on the upper level of cabinet doors and pulls on the lower set.
You also will have plenty of high-quality options when it comes to the look and materials for your knobs and pulls. You can choose from:
- Stainless Steel
If you select metal pulls or knobs for your kitchen cabinet doors, you can choose from different finishes, as well. Oil-rubbed and satin are two common finishes for metal hardware.
Work With a Professional
Most homeowners are overwhelmed when they are planning a new kitchen or upgrading an existing one. There are so many moving pieces in this process.
Professional guidance will go a long way to assisting you in choosing the right door design for your cabinets. Having all the necessary information can make all the difference.
As you start the process, there are some components to discuss with your design specialist.
Type of Project
Are you choosing doors and drawer fronts for new construction or a remodel? When working with new construction, you will have a blank slate that needs both cabinets and doors. In a remodel or upgrade, you may be able to consider refacing the cabinets with new door fronts. In this situation, you won’t need a replacement cabinet.
Talk with our professionals to see if your cabinets are good candidates for refacing. If they are, you may be able to splurge on higher-quality replacement cabinet doors and stay within your budget.
For new cupboards, the type of structure you choose will also dictate how you select your doors for cabinets. If you are using stock or semi-stock cabinets, there will be fewer options. If you select to do a custom cabinet build, then there is a larger range of choices for your doors. The Kitchen Infinity team can help with all of these decisions.
As you discuss the scope of the project with your Kitchen Infinity expert, the budget will be front and center. As with any home improvement project, money is a crucial factor. No matter your budget, our team can find a cabinet door solution that works for your space.
Some key pieces that can impact the total cost of your replacement cabinet doors include:
Spend time to carefully go over your cabinet door options so that you can make the most informed choices possible. If it works for your situation, replacing just the doors and drawer fronts can help minimize your costs. A replacement cabinet is more costly than replacement cabinet doors.
Take the time to consider the style you want your kitchen doors to embrace. Are you shifting from farmhouse to traditional? Does your home fall under the minimalist design category? The appearance of your kitchen matters when deciding on cabinet doors.
If you have a modern or minimalist look in your home, you may want to opt for slab kitchen cabinet doors with a full overlay. This door style is streamlined and unfussy. You also might like to consider non-wood materials, such as metal or glass. With modern decor, you’d probably opt for hidden hinges in your cabinet doors, as well.
Traditional or rustic home design might call for a recessed or raised panel in the door. And you’d likely want to choose wood to keep in line with the look. For a farmhouse feel, a white or distressed door style offers a great addition to the feel of the kitchen.
There is a door style to meet any design preference you can imagine. From ornate arches to no extra details at all, the right style for you is out there. Your cabinet choices can recreate a luxurious French decor or embrace a light and breezy nautical theme.
A Final Result You Will Love
Creating perfect eating space is a lot of work. But once you choose the cabinet doors you want, the rest moves along quickly. And when it is all complete, you will love your new gorgeous space.