In our last blog, we looked at kitchen cabinet door finishes and how they can transform your kitchen design. This time were exploring cabinet door styles, the fun part of cabinetry! While the cabinet interior is just for storage, the front is purely aesthetic and expresses your style. Your choice of cabinets should be influenced by your homes interior design style and the cabinet style, in turn, will guide the rest of your kitchen design. Whether you are going for a complete kitchen remodel, or just changing up cabinet doors, theres a style out there to give your kitchen the wow factor.
The actual terminology used to describe kitchen cabinet door styles is confusing and often used interchangeably. Its important to have a basic understanding of the types of cabinet doors available, but dont get too caught up in the terms used to describe them. The following is meant to give an overview and an idea of the terms that are used in relation to different door styles, but the best option is to go by your own style and your gut instinct. Talk to kitchen design experts, browse ideas online, and visit kitchen remodeling showrooms to look at samples.
1. Flat or Slab Style
If you like low maintenance and sleek design, then slab cabinets are for you. They come with or without handles so you can focus on high-quality stained wood, bold color or quirky hardware. Their minimalist appearance suits contemporary kitchen designs.