Understanding Cabinet Door Styles

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Most cabinet doors can be divided into three main categories: flat panel doors, raised panel doors, and slab doors.  Within these categories, the possibilities are endless.  We’ve shared some of our best-selling options below.  Browse through the images and see what style suits your design aesthetic and cleaning preferences.

The Flat Panel Door

One of the most popular styles in recent years, the flat panel door has a flat center panel surrounded by a raised frame.  It’s a clean look that can be applied to both traditional and modern designs.  Even better, the lack of ornamentation means these doors are typically easy to wipe down.  The ever popular Shaker style door is a flat panel door.

The Raised Panel Door

A raised panel door has a protruding center panel surrounded by a raised frame.  These doors can provide a formal look and are often used in traditional or antique style kitchen or bathroom designs.  The raised panels may require more attention when dusting or cleaning up spills.

The Slab Door

A slab door is just what it sounds like: a flat slab without a flat panel or a raised panel.  These minimalist doors are a key feature of contemporary kitchens.  They may be used alone or in combination with flat panel doors.  Slab doors are the easiest to maintain, as there is little to no dusting required.

Which cabinet door style do you like best?  Within each of these main categories, there are a wide range of options.  You can view some examples of different styles of flat panel and raised panel doors by viewing the Our Cabinets page on our website.  If you’ve seen a cabinet door style somewhere online that you love, save the photo and show your designer during your design consultation.

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