You may be wondering, “What exactly are raised panel doors”? Well, in this blog, we will discuss just that. When planning your kitchen reface, you are going to have to decide on the door style that is right for you. There are a ton of options to choose from. First you should really focus on raised vs. recessed panels and go from there. This decision will act as the foundation to your door style picking adventure.
A More Complex Door Style
Raised panel doors are actually very easy to understand. They are exactly what the name implies. Imagine a shaker style door but instead of having a recessed center panel (A panel that sits lower than the surrounding stiles and rails) the door will have a center panel that is raised. This gives the door a more complex look. The panel can be square but may also have an arch, depending on the door style you are looking at. With raised panel doors, your list of options is much larger than that of the shaker style. A raised panel will give the door more detail and with that comes a great opportunity for a custom glaze.
Raised Panel Doors and Glaze
Glaze is a custom accent that is sprayed onto your doors, after they have been finished. Once our glaze drys to a powder, we wipe everything clean, leaving glaze in just the details of the door. We wipe all glaze by hand to ensure each door is custom. We then seal the remaining glaze in place with an extra coat of our lacquer. Doors with more detail really look great with glaze. Whether you are picking a stain or paint, glaze can be applied. We like the look of a nice raised panel door with the combination of stain and glaze. It is a look that can’t be beat.
When selecting a door style, you will have to think about the overall look you are going for. A shaker style door, for example is going to give you something very modern. Raised panel doors have more to offer in terms of style and detail but are definitely on the classic end of the spectrum. The choice is yours and luckily you have plenty of options. Whatever you do decide, make sure you check out the rest of our blogs and follow us on social media for more Outside The Box!