As you go through the process of planning a kitchen remodel, you might be surprised at just how many kitchen cabinet options you’re going to have available to you in Gainesville, GA. This is especially true if you’re going to go with custom cabinetry.
Of all the features of the cabinets that will add the most to your kitchen design, the doors are perhaps the most prominent. There are multiple cabinet door types, which have different styles and are likely to be mounted on the frame in different ways (inset, partial overlay and frameless).
Let’s take a look at some of these most common styles of cabinet doors:
- Shaker: Shaker-style cabinet doors are the most common choice among today’s homeowners for their clean, modern appearance. They feature four edge pieces with a single flat panel inset in the middle in a way that resembles a frame.
- Flat or slab: Flat cabinet doors, also referred to as “slab” cabinet doors, are designed to create a purely minimalist design. They have hard lines for a uniform, sleek appearance that exudes modernity. You can find flat panel doors in a wide range of colors in either wood or laminate.
- Louvered: Louvered cabinet doors are used for cabinets that need a bit of ventilation, but can also add some texture and visual interest. This design style is a bit outdated, so you won’t see it in a lot of new installations, but there are some people who like the appearance, and it does have some utility to it.
- Raised panel: Raised panel doors are similar to shaker-style doors, but the panel in the center of the door has a raised profile. If you’re looking for a traditional style of kitchen, this will be a great option for you. It works particularly well with natural wood stain colors.
- Accent doors: There are some kitchens that use decorative accent doors, such as glass doors, louvered doors, mullion doors, doors with aluminum frames or doors that have been painted or stained different colors than the rest of the cabinets in the kitchen. This is used as a way to draw the eyes to a specific spot, and to complement the style of the rest of the kitchen. Again, not all doors in the kitchen will have this accent—it will be reserved for a specific cabinet or set of cabinets.
Your choice of cabinet door style will depend largely on the aesthetic you’re looking for in your kitchen remodel in Gainesville, GA. You should also consider the style of the rest of your home. If you have a very modern design already, then you may like shaker or flat/slab cabinet doors. But if you have some ornate or intricate design, or you have a more old-fashioned home appearance, you might like the luxury of the raised panel style of doors.
For more information about your options with regard to cabinet doors and décor, contact the team at Covenant Woodworkers. We’d love to discuss what we can do for you!