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Door Styles

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Your cabinet door style can be one of the most important factors in your kitchen’s new design. Not only are cabinet doors one of the most visible design elements in a kitchen, but they can also be one of the most expensive. From the elaborate to the simple, there’s a door style for every home design. Take a look at some of the better-known styles here and see which will work for your home’s style and your budget.

The fashion in which a door fits over a cabinet box determines its fundamental classification. Doors are classified as being one of five types which include:

  • Inset Cabinet Door
  • Lipped Cabinet Door
  • Partial Overlay
  • Full Overlay

Inset doors are designed to sit within the rails and stiles of the cabinet frame. They are tightly fitted between the front edges of the cabinet box.

Lipped doors are like inset doors in that a part of the door still sits within the cabinet frame. Along the entire back edge, a groove is made to fit over the face frame. This groove allows part of the door to rest in the cabinet and leaves the remaining part resting on the surface of the cabinet. Once again, a knob or door pull is needed to open the doors and drawers.

Partial overlay doors are mounted on the face frame. Overlay is a term used to describe the amount of the face frame that is covered by the cabinet door. The part of the frame that remains visible is often called the reveal. Partial overlay doors typically leave 1 inch of reveal on the face frame. This type of door is the most common type of cabinet door.

Full overlay doors practically cover the entire reveal. Less than one-eighth of an inch is left on the face frame between doors. Full overlay doors are generally found on frameless cabinets but they can still be assembled on framed cabinets as well. Hinges are concealed with this type of door and door knobs or pulls are needed to open the door.

Once you have selected the type of door you want, you’ll want to think about the different door styles that are available. First thing to focus on is the shape of the door.

The options for door styles include:

  • Recessed panel
  • Raised panel
  • Curved panel
  • Beadboard panel
  • Flat slab