Kitchen cabinet doors can add beauty to your kitchen. The appearance of your kitchen cabinets is based on the quality of your cabinets. Therefore, you can completely change the look of your kitchen simply by changing the doors of your kitchen furniture. A good kitchen cabinet design is also important if you want to make the most of the available storage space, and this should also be the goal in any kitchen design.
Types of wood for kitchen cabinets
Kitchen cabinets can be made from dozens of woods including oak, maple, pine, cherry, walnut, poplar, alder, and birch. Hickory and Oak are the hardest and heaviest. Cherry, birch, and maple are considered to be well suited to cabinets. Less expensive and more abundant woods, such as alder and poplar, work best with glazed finishes that are used to create an “antique” look. Pine is a soft wood that can be more prone to dents and scratches.
There are three types of cabinet door shapes: slab, recessed panel, and raised panel.
There are many cabinet design styles to choose from. Four of the most common cabinet design styles are: Traditional, Country, Vibrant, and Contemporary.
Kitchen Cabinet Construction
Kitchen cabinets are generally constructed using a combination of these types of woods, as well as particle board or plywood.
Some cabinet doors are made of solid wood, which is generally more expensive. Although solid wood and plywood kitchen cabinet doors are considered stronger and thicker, particle board is considered to be less likely to expand.
When selecting kitchen cabinets, it’s a good idea to start by defining your style. Will your kitchen design be more in the vein of a traditional look with raised panel doors and lots of ornate trim? Or will it be more of a rustic style with knotty pine and simpler details?
There are three main types of kitchen cabinets. These include, stock kitchen cabinets, semi-finished kitchen cabinets, and custom kitchen cabinets.
While custom cabinet doors are more expensive than what you can make yourself, the upside is that you can get exactly what you want with a very high level of craftsmanship. You can tailor cabinets to the exact specifications and needs of your kitchen.
There are also several styles of cabinet doors that can relate to one or two of the general design styles. The doors for a custom kitchen cabinet can be flat or frameless, raised, curved, simple, or carved.