Kitchen cabinet door styles can literally “make or break” the aesthetic quality of a kitchen, leaving you with a beautiful kitchen that is the envy of your friends or a kitchen that has the personality of an old rug. The visibility of kitchen cabinets makes it imperative that you choose a style that blends seamlessly with your overall luxury kitchen design and provides you with years of enjoyment in appearance as well as functionality.
Shaker-style Kitchen Cabinets
Although one of the most commonly used styles of custom kitchen cabinets, the Shaker cabinet lends a charming, old-world style to kitchens, with its flat panels, simple lines, and functionality. Because of its simplicity, Shaker-style cabinets enhance all types of decor, from traditional to eclectic to contemporary. Incorporating pewter hardware with these cabinets further emphasizes its vintage appeal.
Louvered Kitchen Cabinets
Generally seen on doors, windows and various furniture, the horizontally-placed wood slats featured on louvered Italian high-end custom kitchen cabinets bestows a distinctively elegant characteristic to a newly remodeled kitchen. In addition, some louvered cabinets provide areas between the slats that make them great to use when cabinets need ventilation, such as those placed near a laundry room or a radiator.
Beadboard Kitchen Cabinet
Resembling cottage-style cabinets, beadboard styles involve incorporating center panels that look like traditional beadboard used prior to paint, plaster, and drywall becoming a common type of decorative treatment. Pure white beadboard kitchen cabinets are popular among homeowners who want a spacious, clean appearance to their kitchen that blends well with the rest of the home’s methodology. However, be aware that beadboard requires the implementation of tiny crevasses in order to complete its unique style, which tends to collect dirt more readily than other kitchen cabinet styles.
Inset Kitchen Cabinets
A bit pricier than other cabinet styles, inset kitchen cabinets offer a timeless look that evolves with each passing decor trend to remain classic and attractive. While typical doors on kitchen cabinets are on the exterior of the frame, inset cabinets are designed to rest on the interior of the frame. Constructed using exact measurements so that it works properly, inset kitchen cabinets made with wood do not suffer functional problems from the contraction and expansion of wood over time.
Distressed Kitchen Cabinets
Distressed cabinets are those that have been professionally “worn” to appear antique in style. Kitchen renovators will perform various distressing techniques on cabinets such as rubbing the sharpness off corners, applying stains and adding hardware that is reminiscent of older style cabinetry.