Home Planning & Renovations
4 Popular Cabinet Door Styles for NYC Kitchens
By Tiffany Smolick
Cabinet doors are the focal point of your kitchen remodel. Your cabinet doors create a big impact on your design because they are a main visual feature of your space. Choosing kitchen cabinets can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming with so many options to choose from!
Cabinet doors are made in several different ways either in framed or slab doors. Slab doors are flat on both sides and look like only one piece of wood and a framed door is a door that has a center panel and either wood or veneered plywood to match the framing. You can also find cabinets in numerous patterns.
Below you will see the most popular door styles used by NYC homeowners who recently remodeled with MyHome.
#1: Shaker Style Cabinets
CLASSIC, TRADITIONAL, TIMELESS
Shaker-style doors are the most common and traditional of all the styles of cabinet doors available. They have a timeless and warm look and feel. Shaker cabinets feature raised panels and beaded frames to emphasize its traditional style. They get their name because they emphasize a simple style that goes with just about any décor. This classic style door is compatible with a variety of budgets depending on the materials used.
#2: Flat Panel Cabinets
STYLISH, MINIMALIST, MODERN
The flat panel doors are simple but very stylish. This style of cabinet door is absent of any fancy or expensive details. The minimalist design of flat panel cabinets works great in any contemporary or modern kitchen design. You can find these doors in budget-friendly and not-so-budget-friendly options. Most flat doors come in either wood or laminate. Though, laminate tends to be the most budget-friendly option and offers greater options for colors and finishes.
#3: Inset Style Cabinets
CLASSIC, CLEAN, EXPENSIVE
Inset-style doors are usually a more expensive option for door choices. Even though they are more expensive than other options, they have a very classic look that will last generations. This style gets its name because the door is set inside the cabinet frame as opposed to a usual door that rests on the outside of the frame. Because wood expands and contracts, this style of door is constructed from extremely detailed measurements since the door nests inside the frame and needs to be able to open and close properly.
COST-EFFECTIVE, DURABLE, WATER-RESISTANT
Mass-produced thermofoil cabinets come in imitation wood and solid colors. Thermofoil doors are made of MDF composite wood covered in a plastic coating and then baked in extreme heat to create a water-resistant seal. This style door is both cost-effective and durable. However please note these style doors are very hard to repair and lighter hues can turn yellow from heat over time.
Cabinet doors create a big impact on the visuals of your kitchen. Be inspired by our most popular styles when picking cabinets for your next kitchen remodel.
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We hope you found this bit of information helpful, inspiring, and motivating in renovating your kitchen and bathroom.