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DIY Cabinet Design

Cabinet, Construction How-To, Kitchen, Kitchen, Remodeling January 3, 2017 Sonia


Kitchen Cabinet Doors

The doors are the most visible feature of a kitchen cabinet. This can also be one of the more expensive aspects of a cabinet, but door replacement is still less expensive than a full cabinet replacement. It is the face of the cabinet so it’s important to know the various styles available in the market.

Shaker

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The most common style of door in kitchen cabinets today, this is a five-piece flat-panel style door. The shaker furniture style is known for it’s use of clean lines with an emphasis on utility. If you don’t use a very expensive type of wood, this style can be cost-effective and using a natural finish instead of paint can also save you a lot.

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Louvered

These cabinet doors have slats with space in between them, making them great for spaces that require ventilation. This style looks very stylish in a kitchen but is also on the more expensive end of the spectrum.

Flat

Made with hard lines and with no frills, this is a simple, stylish and cost-effective option. Use laminate for extra cost cutting.

Inset

This is a pricey option but one which will last for generations to come. This type of cabinet door is set inside the cabinet frame and designed with great precision so as to fit perfectly.

Distressed

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Great for a vintage-style kitchen, these doors have the corners rubbed off or other similar work done on them to give a beautifully worn look.

Kitchen Cabinet Colors

According to findings by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), white, off-white and gray have proven to be the most popular color choices for kitchen cabinets in 2016. The research found that in addition to these simple colors, people also increasingly opt for neutral wall colors.

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Interior designer Andrew Howard says gray is the perfect color for the kitchen, whether used on walls or cabinets as it the perfect combination of “elegance and approachability. It’s both luxe and everyday practical.”

A light blue with hints of gray can look very elegant and more subtle than plain blue. This shade would match very well with white or pale yellow if you want to create a soft atmosphere, with a classic feel.

On the other hand, if you opt to paint everything in white, the walls, the cabinet and the island, consider opting for printed floor tiles along with steel accents.

This will give your kitchen a neutral feel, neither modern nor traditional.

A great way to add a pop of color to glass cabinets in the kitchen is to keep the cabinet white, but paint the back wall of the cabinet a bright color. For example, white cabinets with a bright turquoise green will look great and very creative.