Kitchen doors come in all shapes, sizes and styles. When replacing your old doors, you have the opportunity to choose something different. Knowing the different styles that a company offers is going to be important. Everyone has a style they like and it is up to you to determine that. Are you going for something classic or a little more modern? Whatever it is you are looking for, there is likely a door style for it. In this weeks blog, we will go over some of the key terms you will notice starting to pop up in your search for kitchen doors.
Kitchen Doors of All Shapes and Sizes
When discussing the many styles of kitchen doors, an easy place to start is with slab doors. As you can imagine, that is exactly what they are, solid slab doors. Moving on, a recessed door is very common. Recessed panels are flat and will sit lower than the frame of the door. A good example of this is a standard shaker style door. Shaker is a great choice of kitchen doors when looking for something a little more modern, as it features clean, straight edges. Raised panels are the opposite of recessed. These doors will feature a center panel that comes up slightly higher than the surrounding wood. Raised panels can feature squared edges and/or arches.
Good Construction is Key!
Mitered doors are constructed in a different way than other doors. These kitchen doors have a frame that is cut into four separate pieces. Those four pieces each have 45 degree cuts on both ends so that when they meet together, they form a 90 degree angle for your door frame. Because of this construction, mitered doors are often very strong. The joint is definitely a sturdy one. Applied moulding doors are very interesting as well. They are a standard door that has a moulding like detail piece attached to the front. This attached piece or “applied moulding” sits higher than any other part of the door. Pillowed edge kitchen doors can look a lot like slab doors but they will have a softer, rounded “pillowed” edge to them.
So as you can see, choosing a style for your new kitchen doors can be fairly complicated. With a style in mind, you will want to think about things like wood species and color options. Be sure to check out the rest of our blogs and follow us on social media for more things Outside the Box!