While cabinets rarely change in a construction sense, styles and colors are constantly changing. In the past, the traditional raised panel in a light or dark stain reigned supreme. However, in the past 5- 10 years we have seen major changes in the industry. Those changes have allowed cabinet manufacturers to do incredible things with paints, acrylic, thermofoil and textured melamine. This article is dedicated to showing you what is available and possible in your kitchen remodel. All of the styles shown here are available and on display at the Lakeville Kitchen and Bath showrooms.
The door styles below are available in Medallion Cabinetry.
The shaker door style remains the current style and color champ, usually being done in a white, off white, or gray paint. The trademarks of the shaker door style are in the clean crisp lines of the door. Most manufacturers will offer three levels of shaker from a smaller stile to a larger stile. The stile is what surrounds the center panel of the door. and usually ranges from 2" - 3.5".
2. Raised Panel
The raised panel is a nod to the more traditional kitchen style. Most raised panel doors will have an applied molding around the center panel and some detailing around the outer edge of the door. There are a large range of raised panel door styles, you can get them with more detailing, or opt for a more simple raised panel and drawer front.
3. Detailed Flat Panel
While very similar to the shaker style the detailed flat panel door style uses either an applied molding around the center panel or routed/eased edges around the outside of the door. Choosing this door style is perfect for some one who likes the clean lines of a shaker style but wants a little bit of definition in the door. This style is perfect for the more contemporary style kitchen.
4. Specialty Door Styles
New door manufacturing processes and new finishing techniques have allowed manufacturers to do amazing things with new unique and special door styles. These doors can work on a whole kitchen, but are ideal for accenting items like an island, bar area, or mudroom. Some popular styles are bead board, shutter, cross, and more below.
While door styles are constantly changing, what really matters is what you like and what fits your home.
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