Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles & Options For a Remodel Explained

Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles & Options For A Remodel Explained

Undergoing a renovation? Here’s an introduction to kitchen cabinet door styles

In any kitchen renovation, your cabinet doors are an essential element of the design. They are not only one of the most visible items in the room, but they can also be one of the most expensive. Door styles range from the simple to the elaborate and are available to fit any design from traditional to transitional, and modern to industrial.

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Let’s take a quick look at the three types and some of the most popular styles and see which cabinet doors might fit your home’s style and kitchen remodeling budget.



Kitchen cabinet doors and drawers come in three different types: inset, partial overlay and full overlay, which is often referred to as “Euro” style. Each has a slightly different function and look.


Most cabinets from the early 1900s that were built in place feature inset doors, making them the oldest style. Small hinges are mounted on the face frame or just inside it. The hinges may be visible when the door is shut.

The face of an inset door is in the same plane as the leading edge of the cabinet box. It’s a very traditional look that is more expensive to replicate today.


A more modern style, partial overlay doors, and drawers are mounted over the face of the box, covering the opening completely and partially covering the frame. The only downside is that large areas of the frame remain uncovered. This design can make vast expanses of cabinets look like they are dotted with doors and drawers rather than defining the space. Partial overlay doors work with certain styles of kitchen designs like transitional, or smaller kitchens.


Full overlay cabinet doors are the most modern design. The door or drawer face completely overlays the box. Hinges are hidden as well. Because this style creates minimal space between the doors, it offers a consistent and continuous look that is at home in some designs & styles like contemporary, modern, and industrial.


Here are some of the most popular styles of cabinet doors among homeowners. They range in price and are available in some different materials and finishes, with solid wood being the most expensive.

Shaker Style Cabinet Doors

The Shaker-style cabinet door is the most popular choice today. This is a five-piece flat-panel style the has a frame made from four pieces of wood with a single flat panel inset. It features clean lines and an elegant look. There are home in almost any décor from contemporary to traditional and come in a variety of wood species, and finishes.


Louvered Style Cabinet Doors

Commonly used on interior doors and windows, louvered cabinet doors add a distinctive architectural look to your kitchen. They are an excellent choice for cabinets that require ventilation. This style comes with a hefty price tagת FYI.

Flat Style Cabinet Doors

Simple and stylish, flat-panel cabinet doors are void of details. Their hard lines and minimalist forms make it a great fit for contemporary, modern, and industrial designs.
It is easy to clean and maintain, add chic to your cooking space, and offers a hefty range of unique storage solutions. Flat-panel doors come in decorative laminate and wood. Win-Win situation, right?
Laminate doors are more budget-friendly and come in a wide variety of colors and shins.
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Inset Style Cabinet Doors

Just a heads up! This tends to be the most expensive style. However, It offers a classic look that is always in style.

The higher cost comes from the precise measurement and construction needed for inset doors to fit, open, and close properly. Inset doors require visible hinges which usually are not included in the box construction price. Take ordering hardware into account when choosing inset doors.

Distressed Style Cabinet Doors

If your style moves toward antique, distressed doors are a great choice. Most manufacturers offer a distressed door. You choose your door, and they apply distressing techniques for the perfect look. Be prepared to pay 15 to 20% up-charges to have a tradesperson beat up your brand new doors!

Beadboard Style Cabinet Doors

If you love that chic beach cottage look, nothing looks better than beadboard cabinet doors. They’re made to look like traditional beadboard paneling. While al white beadboard cabinetry can give your kitchen a clean, bright, homey look, all of the cracks and crevasses can be difficult to keep clean.

Your kitchen cabinet doors are a vital element in the aesthetics of your overall kitchen design. They’re a major focal point in your kitchen, and in an open concept home, they can help set the style for your entire décor. At Joseph & Berry, our design team can help you to choose the perfect cabinet door to make your kitchen shine!

If you’re not happy with the option we covered above, we are happy to design any custom cabinetry and build the perfect kitchen cabinet doors to meet your creative vision! If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and you’re planning a kitchen remodel, give the professionals at Joseph & Berry a call! We’re here to help you create the kitchen of your dreams.

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